As omicron surges, HealthCare.gov sign-up deadline arrives

People looking for health insurance in the grip of the omicron surge have through Saturday to sign up for taxpayer-subsidized private coverage under the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. President Joe Biden’s administration is on track is to deliver robust enrollment numbers, but those gains could turn into a mirage if congressional Democrats remain stymied on Biden’s social agenda package. Biden’s […]

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Young children’s mobility, motor skills linked with good vision and eye health

Toddler and young children’s mobility and motor skills – and preschool development – are closely aligned with good vision and eye health.   Professor Nicola Anstice at Flinders Health2Go clinic at the Sturt Campus, Bedford Park. Image Credit: Flinders University Now international experts in vision and neonatal development have found that the presence of astigmatism and abnormal motor function at […]

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Why you should upgrade your face mask

Coronavirus in numbers: UK reports further 398 deaths We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Experts have warned the commonly worn cloth and surgical masks in the […]

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Discovery of new protein could lead to effective treatments for developmental, neurological disorders

Understanding how the brain develops is crucial to formulating treatments and management protocols for a variety of developmental disorders, as well as degenerative neurological diseases. Right from the embryonic stage, brain development is facilitated by the differentiation of neurons (brain cells). These fundamental processes are regulated by the dynamics of mitochondria-;subcellular structures involved in cellular energy metabolism. These dynamics encompass […]

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No more surprise bills: Private insurance plans must cover the full colorectal cancer screening continuum

On Jan. 10, 2022, the Biden Administration issued guidance requiring private insurers to cover colonoscopy when needed as a follow-up to a non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test. This will prevent patients from receiving surprise bills for a colonoscopy when they receive a positive result from a stool-based test.   Representatives of AGA, American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Fight CRC worked together to urge the Administration to make […]

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FDA Approves Ryaltris Nasal Spray for Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a prescription nasal spray for seasonal allergic rhinitis. Mometasone furoate monohydrate (Ryaltris) is approved for adults and pediatric patients aged 12 and older. The medication is manufactured by the Glenmark Specialty SA, a Swiss subsidiary of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, headquartered in Mumbai, India. “The FDA’s approval of Ryaltris represents a major […]

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Private Insurers Must Cover Follow-Up Colonoscopies

Private insurers are now required to cover the cost of follow-up colonoscopies after a positive stool-based test, according to updated guidance from the Biden administration cited in a press release from the American Gastroenterology Association. “Now patients can choose the best colorectal cancer screening test for them without fear of a surprise bill. Patients have full coverage of the full screening continuum […]

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