Health

Medically unnecessary ambulance rides soar after ACA expansion

By 2016, two years into the expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 17.6 million previously uninsured people around the U.S. had gained health insurance coverage. But with the expansion, researchers at the University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Superbug fungus has sickened 600 Americans

(HealthDay)—The United States has had more than 600 cases of infection with a type of fungus called a "serious global health threat" by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fearful of virus return, Beijing turns into virtual fortress

Beijing has virtually walled itself off to outsiders with drastic measures to protect China's seat of power against the threat of a second wave of coronavirus infections from other regions.

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China turns to AI, data in fight against virus

A man who had travelled to Wuhan—the central city at the heart of China's coronavirus crisis –- was surprised when police showed up at his door after he returned home, asking to check his temperature.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Seasonal plague kills two more in Madagascar

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of pneumonic plague has killed two more people, taking the death toll to four, the health ministry said on Saturday.

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Chinese army to oversee virus hospital

China's army on Sunday was given control of a nearly-finished field hospital that will treat patients at the epicentre of a deadly virus epidemic that has severely strained medical facilities.

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Uzbekistan reimposes virus lockdown after new cases

Uzbekistan on Friday imposed a second lockdown, as officials warned that rising coronavirus cases could overwhelm the Central Asian country's health system if left unchecked.

Overweight & Obesity

Obese Mexican man removed from home

A Mexican man who weighs about 1,100 pounds (500 kilos) and hadn't left his bed in six years has been removed by medical personnel for treatment.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China offers $43bn boost to firms fighting virus

China's central bank said Sunday it will offer a 300 billion yuan ($43 billion) boost next week to help businesses involved in fighting the virus epidemic which has swept China and infected thousands.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese city rushes to build massive COVID-19 quarantine centre

Thousands of prefabricated rooms fill a vast field on the outskirts of China's Shijiazhuang city as construction crews work around the clock to erect a large quarantine facility to curb the city's growing COVID-19 outbreak.

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