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.

Surgery

Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity

A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients.

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

Migrant workers falling through cracks in health care coverage

Health workers and human rights advocates are urging the federal and provincial governments to extend public health insurance to all people living in Canada, regardless of immigration status, as outbreaks of COVID-19 among ...

page 1 from 9