Men are "much more likely" than women to experience worse outcomes from Covid-19, including more severe symptoms and death, but the reason why is unclear. Writing for the New York Times, Ezekiel Emanuel explains some potential factors behind this disparity—and why more research is needed to explore these sex differences.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, some organizations decided to make frontline workers eligible for accidental death benefits if they passed away as a result of Covid-19—but workers could now lose those benefits unless they follow certain safety protocols, Michelle Andrews writes for Kaiser Health News.
The Covid-19 pandemic led to increased rates of stress, anxiety, and depression in 2020, but a recent report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics found that the overall suicide rate dropped last year—however, some minority groups saw suicides rise.
Democrats on Tuesday announced a new prescription drug pricing plan as part of President Joe Biden's $1.75 trillion "Build Back Better" policy proposal—a historic measure that includes the nation's first Medicare drug price negotiation plan. However, opposition from key lawmakers may stymie the bill's passage.
Research has found that children are at an elevated risk of developing myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, after receiving an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine. But experts say that risk is small and the condition is temporary—and the risk of Covid-19 damaging the heart is much bigger.
CMS released its home health final payment rule for 2022—a move that will increase home health payment rates by 3.2% and advance health equity, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Oklahoma.
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