Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dry heat disinfecting of N95 mask works, preserves fit

Entering a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the latest infection surge nationwide comes with many challenges. One of those is for a continued adequate supply of masks, including the often used N95 respirator masks ...

HIV & AIDS

How far away is help? Researchers map access to HIV care

In sub-Saharan Africa, 7 million people with HIV live more than 10 minutes from health care services and 1.5 million people with HIV live more than 60 minutes from a healthcare facility, according to a new study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New Orleans drops mask mandate as coronavirus numbers fall

New Orleans is largely ending a mandate requiring residents and visitors wear masks indoors as infections of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus continue to fall, the city's mayor announced Wednesday.

Medical economics

How to overcome racial bias in healthcare systems

Research studies show that Black patients can be subjected to wait times 30% longer than other patients at doctors' offices and other healthcare facilities, leaving little doubt about the biased nature of healthcare scheduling ...

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