Oncology & Cancer

Where you live may shape your access to hospice care

People with blood cancers living in rural areas are less likely to receive end-of-life hospice care compared to those living in metropolitan regions, according to a new study published today in Blood Advances.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Korea confirms first five cases of omicron variant

South Korea on Wednesday confirmed its first five cases of the new omicron coronavirus variant in people linked to arrivals from Nigeria, prompting the government to tighten the country's borders.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Korea's daily virus jump exceeds 5,000 for first time

South Korea's daily jump in coronavirus infections exceeded 5,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic, as a delta-driven surge also pushed hospitalizations and deaths to record highs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Korea sets pandemic high with 4,000 new virus cases

New coronavirus infections in South Korea exceeded 4,000 in a day for the first time since the start of the pandemic as a delta-driven spread continues to rattle the country after it eased social distancing in recent weeks ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chile's hospital ICUs near full capacity as pandemic rages

Intensive care units in Chile's hospitals are nearly at capacity amid a flood of coronavirus patients, authorities said Tuesday, and doctors are having to make wrenching choices over which patients should get available beds.