Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus exposes cracks in Brazil's public health system

Brazil's public health care system, considered among the world's most advanced when it was launched, is being pushed to the brink by the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed the impact of years of under-funding and mismanagement.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health expenditures considerable for asthma, COPD in U.S. workers

(HealthDay)—The annualized total medical expenditures for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are $7 billion and $5 billion among U.S. workers, respectively, according to research published in the July ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Indonesians prefer costly private clinics for TB care

A preference by Indonesians to seek initial care for tuberculosis (TB) at private clinics rather than public facilities is resulting in diagnostic delays and escalated costs, says a new study.

Oncology & Cancer

Racial differences seen in time to treatment for melanoma

(HealthDay)—Black patients are more likely to experience a longer delay from diagnosis to surgery versus white patients with melanoma, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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