Medical economics

Affordable care act had limited effects on reducing uninsurance

(HealthDay)—There is substantial variation by state in reducing uninsurance for Black, Hispanic, and low-income Americans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study published online July 21 in Health Equity.

Health

Clinical preventive service use varies across the United States

Use of recommended clinical preventive services varies across the United States, with insurance status being the dominant factor associated with service use, according to research published in the April 2 issue of the U.S. ...

Vaccination

WHO experts say countries should keep using AstraZeneca jab

World Health Organization experts on Wednesday recommended countries continue to use the AstraZeneca vaccine, but said they were looking into the jab's safety after a slew of countries suspended its use over health fears.

Oncology & Cancer

Disparities in lung cancer screening eligibility still exist

(HealthDay)—Despite increases in lung cancer screening eligibility, gender, racial, and ethnic screening disparities may still persist, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in JAMA Network Open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Early warning system fills in gaps in infectious disease surveillance

Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health developed an infectious disease early warning system that includes areas lacking health clinics participating in infectious disease surveillance. The approach ...

Health

Health worse for baby boomer caregivers versus noncaregivers

(HealthDay)—Baby boomer caregivers more often have chronic health conditions and frequent mental distress (FMD) than noncaregivers, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

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