Enslaved people's health was ignored from the country's beginning, laying the groundwork for today's health disparities

The health care inequities suffered by Black Americans today began centuries ago.

Eric Kyere, Assistant professor, social work, IUPUI • conversation
July 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  healthcare  african-americans  colonial-america  slaves  blacks  19th-century

Is telehealth as good as in-person care? A telehealth researcher explains how to get the most out of remote health care

Telehealth has seen massive increases in use since the pandemic started. When done right, remote health care can be just as effective as in-person medicine.

Jennifer A. Mallow, Associate Professor of Nursing, West Virginia University • conversation
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health medicine covid-19 coronavirus health-care telehealth chronic-disease hospitals healthcare doctors videochat diagnosis nurse remote-medicine

How deadly is the coronavirus? The true fatality rate is tricky to find, but researchers are getting closer

The percentage of people who die from a coronavirus infection is an important number for public health experts to know. Recent estimates now put it at 0.26%, far lower than initially thought.

Alex Washburne, Disease Ecology Research Scientist, Montana State University • conversation
July 15, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus sars-cov-2 healthcare viruses mortality death-rate case-fatality-rate

Rapid coronavirus test speeds up access to urgent care and will free up beds ahead of winter

First study of SAMBA II devices on hospital wards finds patient time on COVID ‘holding wards’ was almost halved. Researchers say faster tests helped expedite access to life-saving treatments such as organ transplants – and might make all the difference later this year.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: diagnostic covid-19 healthcare addenbrookes

How the Trump administration accidentally insured over 200,000 through Obamacare

The idea, says our experts, was to shut down Obamacare. But it didn't work out that way. This could take on more importance as the number of uninsured swells due to coronavirus.

David Anderson, Health policy research scientist, Duke University • conversation
April 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  affordable-care-act  healthcare  obamacare  trump-administration  subsidies  aca

Robots are playing many roles in the coronavirus crisis – and offering lessons for future disasters

Robots are helping health care workers and public safety officials more safely and quickly treat coronavirus patients and contain the pandemic. They have something in common: They're tried and tested.

Vignesh Babu Manjunath Gandudi, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: robotics covid-19 coronavirus robots automation pandemic quarantine disaster public-safety hospitals healthcare new-coronavirus drones disinfection

Coronavirus: a warning to Latin America and the Caribbean to dramatically increase COVID-19 testing

A group of population experts have called on governments in Latin American and the Caribbean to urgently ramp up testing for COVID-19 before it's too late.

Marília R. Nepomuceno, Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research • conversation
April 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  testing  healthcare  latin-america  demography  coronavirus-testing  caribbean

Coronavirus and triage: a medical ethicist on how hospitals make difficult decisions

Trying to maximise lives saved will inevitably be contentious and imperfect.

Anthony Wrigley, Professor of Ethics, Keele University • conversation
March 31, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  ethics  hospitals  healthcare  triage  biomedical-ethics

Coronavirus: your guide to winners and losers in the business world

A sector-by-sector look at who is benefiting, who is in trouble and who could go either way.

Michael Wade, Professor of Innovation and Strategy, Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation, International Institute for Management Development (IMD) • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~12 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  global-economy  tourism  healthcare  netflix  investment-banking  oil-industry

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 13, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  healthcare  nhs  city-of-london  cheshire  nhs-wales

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