Tag Archives: face

Providers face a magnetic pull toward in-person care, says ATA board chair

The healthcare industry faces a pivotal moment in telehealth, said American Telemedicine Association Board Chair Dr. Joseph Kvedar on Tuesday. During his keynote address for the ATA’s annual conference and expo, taking place throughout the month of June, Kvedar noted that the past year saw unprecedented growth for virtual care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  … Read More »

Black women who live with the consequences of structural racism face poorer outcomes in mental health

There are ethnic inequalities in mental health and socioeconomic status amongst older women living with HIV in the UK, Dr Danielle Solomon reports in Sexually Transmitted Infections. The findings show that women of Black African and Black Caribbean origin are the most likely to experience poverty, psychological distress and social isolation, but are the least… Read More »

UCD Lecturer could face investigation after speaking at anti-lockdown event

UCD Professor Dolores Cahill is facing calls from the Students’ Union to be the subject of investigation, after she spoke openly at an anti-lockdown event in Dublin’s Herbert Park, on St Patrick’s Day. Prof Cahill, a professor at the UCD School of Medicine and chair of the Irish Freedom Party, was recorded at the event,… Read More »

Weekly Health Quiz: Enzymes, Vaccines and Face Masks

1 Certain enzymes may be useful for COVID-19 because they help: Support quick weight loss Degrade fibrin, which is a key factor in clot formation Extracted from earthworms, lumbrokinase is a highly effective antithrombotic agent that reduces blood viscosity and platelet aggregation while also degrading fibrin, which is a key factor in clot formation. Learn… Read More »

After Pfizer’s vaccine data, analysts say COVID drug makers face questions about long-term sales prospects

While much of the world focused on Pfizer and BioNTech’s positive COVID-19 vaccine news on Monday, analysts started gaming out potential ripple effects, namely for companies making coronavirus therapeutics. A promising COVID-19 vaccine is obviously good news for drugmakers and the world at large, but companies developing and selling coronavirus treatments could see lower sales down the line, Barclays analysts wrote… Read More »