As telehealth becomes the new normal, NCQA updates quality measures

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has given the OK for what it’s calling a “sweeping set of adjustments” to 40 of the measures used for HEDIS scores, given the new realities of widespread and scaled-up telehealth use. WHY IT MATTERS The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set measures, widely used in quality-improvement efforts, have been updated by NCQA as […]

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Improved pain treatment for dementia with the help of App – Naturopathy naturopathy specialist portal

Improved treatment of pain in dementia in a view? A new App is developed to assist the health staff in the assessment and treatment of pain in people with dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. So far, it is often difficult to recognize pain symptoms in Affected, because they can communicate their complaints only to a limited extent. From the University […]

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Racial inequalities in COVID-19 — the impact on black communities

In this Special Feature, we look at the racialized impact that COVID-19 has on black communities in the United States, using expert opinions and rounding up the available evidence. The issue of how race-related health inequalities are affecting several disadvantaged groups, and black communities in particular, in the U.S. is very complex and has wide ramifications. COVID-19 has only served […]

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Molecular landscape of the hematopoietic stem cell cradle

Researchers from the group of Catherine Robin at the Hubrecht Institute have characterized the molecular landscape of the aorta that supports the generation of the first hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in the embryo. HSCs are responsible for the constant replenishment of all blood cells throughout life. The researchers investigated which genes and regulatory pathways were active in the aorta of […]

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COVID-19 pandemic ‘under control’ in France: govt adviser

The COVID-19 pandemic is now “under control” in France, the head of the government’s scientific advisory council said Friday, as the country cautiously lifts a lockdown imposed in March. “We can reasonably say the virus is currently under control,” Jean-Francois Delfraissy told France Inter radio. “The virus is still circulating, in certain regions in particular… but it is circulating slowly,” […]

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Study claiming hydroxychloroquine raises death risks RETRACTED

Scientists RETRACT study that claimed hydroxychloroquine raised the risk of death for coronavirus patients treated with the Trump-backed malaria drug days after the medical journal ordered investigations into ‘suspicious data’ Three authors of a study published in The Lancet suggesting the drug raised coronavirus patients’  risk of death retracted it Thursday The Lancet published an ‘expression of concern’ over the […]

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