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Half of US physicians using telemedicine amid pandemic, survey finds

Dive Brief: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, close to half (48%) of all U.S. physicians are now treating patients through telemedicine, up from 18% in 2018, according to new data from Merritt Hawkins. Of the 842 physicians surveyed, 32% said they will change practice settings, leave patient care roles, temporarily shut their practices or… Read More »

U.S. hospitals are suffering financial damage due to COVID-19 pandemic, Kaufman Hall finds

The nation’s hospitals are suffering significant financial damage as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Kaufman Hall’s data from more than 800 U.S. hospitals show that volume and revenue declines, along with flat to rising expenses, resulted in a dramatic fall in margin within a matter of weeks, plunging nonprofit hospitals, which historically operate… Read More »

Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

It’s déjà vu all over again for Americans’ well-being: we haven’t felt this low since the advent of the Great Recession that hit our well-well-being hard in December 2008. As COVID-19 diagnoses reached 200,000 in the U.S. in April 2020, Gallup gauged that barely 1 in 2 people felt they were thriving. In the past 12… Read More »

HIV drugs reduce feminising hormone levels by 36% in HIV-positive trans women, Thai study finds

A study investigating the interactions in HIV-positive trans women between gender-affirming feminising hormone therapy (FHT) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) has found that blood levels of the primary female hormone estradiol were reduced by an average of 36% in women once they started taking ART. It also found that taking FHT reduced the level of the… Read More »

Facebook Falls Short for College Kids Battling Depression, Study Finds

SUNDAY, Jan. 19, 2020 — Turning to Facebook for help is probably the wrong move for depressed college students, new research shows. In a small study of 33 students who posted on Facebook about feelings of depression, not one was advised to reach out to a mental health professional for help. Rather, friends sent supportive… Read More »