New study finds medical debt is a double whammy for the poor

Earlier this summer, Stanford economist Neale Mahoney sounded an alarm with a study he coauthored: Americans have at least $140 billion in unpaid health care bills sitting in collection agencies—making the country’s medical debt crisis far bigger than anyone had realized. Now, in plumbing the repercussions, his latest research finds evidence suggesting that people saddled with unpaid health care bills […]

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Identifying a neural circuit involved in how pain modulates dopamine neurons

The neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) has several important functions. For instance, it known to play a role in how we feel pleasure, as well as in our ability to concentrate on everyday task, maintain focus, and learn specific behaviors. Past neuroscience studies have found that the perception of pain decreases dopamine activity in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), a part of […]

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WHO warns Coronavirus rising in eastern Mediterranean region

Coronavirus infections have been on the rise in the 22 countries of the eastern Mediterranean region after two months of steady decline because of increased international travel, low protection and limited vaccination, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday. The region, which includes the Gulf, North African and Asian countries, has registered over 11 million infections and over 220,000 deaths since […]

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Meghan King: When I Will Let My 3 Kids Watch My 'RHOC' Episodes

Not now! Meghan King has no plans to show her three children her Real Housewives of Orange County episodes anytime soon. Double Trouble! Celebrity Parents Who Have Welcomed Twins “Lord, no!” the former reality star, 36, recently told Us Weekly exclusively of letting daughter Aspen, 4, and twins Hart and Hayes, 2, watch the Bravo show. “If my children aren’t going to the parties with me, […]

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Workplace pandemic protocols impact employee behavior outside work

Employer COVID-19 safety measures influenced worker precautions even when they were not on the clock, according to a new study out of Washington State University. The study found that workplace cultures that adopted COVID-19 prevention measures, such as daily health checks and encouraging sick workers to stay home, resulted in less “sickness presenteeism” or going places when feeling ill. The […]

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New focus on adverse impact of male factors in assisted reproductive treatments

The adverse impact of male factors in assisted reproductive treatments was brought into a clear and disturbing focus at the 10th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE). The ASPIRE Congress, originally to be held in the Philippines, is being presented in virtual format – https://aspire2021.cme-congresses.com – to on-line participants in more than 100 countries because of ongoing […]

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UCHealth sending supplies to India, which has been ravaged by COVID-19 – The Denver Post

The more he saw and heard about the ongoing carnage COVID 19 was unleashing in India, the more upset Dr. Saketh Guntupalli became. “I said I can’t watch this anymore, we need to do something,” recalled Guntupalli, director of gynecologic oncology at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. Not one to sit on the sidelines, he reached out to Tom Gronow, […]

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