Study of 630,000 patients unveils COVID-19 outcome disparities across racial/ethnic lines

Researchers at Seattle’s Institute for Systems Biology and their collaborators looked at the electronic health records of nearly 630,000 patients who were tested for SARS-CoV-2, and found stark disparities in COVID-19 outcomes — odds of infection, hospitalization, and in-hospital mortality — between White and non-White minority racial and ethnic groups. The work was published in…

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Researchers call for access to Ivermectin for young children

Millions of children weighing less than 15kg are currently denied access to Ivermectin treatment due to insufficient safety data being available to support a change to the current label indication. The WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN)’s new meta-analysis published today provides evidence that supports removing this barrier and improving treatment equity. A systematic review and…

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UNH research: Over half of at-risk youth not receiving needed mental health services

DURHAM, N.H.– Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that more than 50% of children in high-risk populations in the United States are not receiving behavioral health services that could improve their developmental outcomes when it comes to mental and physical health problems. In their study, recently published online by JAMA Network Open,…

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The Great Amazon Flip-a-Thon

Thrasio’s internal estimates, based on the number of distinct households to which is has shipped products, place its products in 1 in 10 American homes. “Everything we buy is a solution to a problem of some kind,” said Joshua Silberstein, a founder of Thrasio. Much of what he looks for in acquisitions is obvious: a…

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