Tag Archives: Catching

Long covid: Why are some people sick months after catching the virus?

By Jessica Hamzelou Shortness of breath is one of the common symptoms of long covidHinterhaus Productions/Getty Images THE argument for naturally obtained herd immunity as a solution to the coronavirus pandemic has made a return in recent weeks. But letting the virus spread among younger people, who are less likely to die from covid-19, could… Read More »

CMS renews focus on catching fraudsters before they re-offend

Dive Brief: CMS has announced a new rule focused on catching providers before they engage in fraudulent activity. The rule, called Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process, will focus on untoward “affiliations” involving key employees of companies that bill the Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP programs. Of particular interest will be firms that try to “reinvent” themselves… Read More »

Catching up on sleep at weekends may aggravate period pain

A lie in can have consequencesAdam Kuylenstierna/EyeEm/Getty By Alice Klein Sleeping in on weekends may cause period pain by disrupting normal reproductive cycles, a study in female university students suggests. We already know that female shift-workers are more prone to irregular menstrual cycles, difficulties falling pregnant and miscarriages, possibly because their irregular schedules affect the… Read More »