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More virus cases linked to Casula pub

New South Wales reported five new cases of the coronavirus today, including three household contacts of someone who went to the Crossroads pub in Casula. The other two cases were returning travellers from overseas. Everyone who went to the Crossroads pub between July 3 and July 10 is now being advised to self-isolate for a… Read More »

Global COVID-19 registry finds strokes associated with COVID-19 are more severe, have worse outcomes and higher mortality

Acute ischemic strokes (AIS) associated with COVID-19 are more severe, lead to worse functional outcomes and are associated with higher mortality , according to new research published yesterday in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. In “Characteristics and Outcomes in Patients with COVID-19 and Acute Ischemic… Read More »

Pfizer, Novartis and more halt July ads on Facebook to protest hate and racism

Pharma companies including Pfizer, Novartis and AbbVie have paused advertising on Facebook for July. Their brands join others in the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, meant to pressure Facebook into taking action against hate and disinformation spread on its platform. Pfizer is the largest of the pharma companies participating and one of three overall top 25… Read More »

More states reverse or slow reopening plans as coronavirus cases climb

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered bars to be closed by noon on June 26 and for restaurants to be reduced to 50% occupancy. Sergio Flores | AFP | Getty Images Governors in Washington, California, Florida and Texas are walking back some of their reopening plans as coronavirus cases rise in more than 30 states across… Read More »

Physician and hospital spending sink to lowest point in more than 10 years

Hospital and physician spending has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic — so hard, in fact, that in April it reached its lowest point in more than a decade. A recent Altarum analysis shows that, due to the cancellation of elective procedures and low patient volume, tanking healthcare usage has contributed to a 24.3%… Read More »

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 126 | A triple-episode ft. Bigfoot, Tictrac, Lifestance & many more

Today on Health in 2 Point 00, there’s been so much movement in digital health funding this week that we have a triple-episode. Bigfoot Biomedical raised $ 55 million in a Series C, Tictrac raised $ 7.5 million for employee wellness, Lifestance Health raised a whopping $ 1.2 billion, Maven acquired Bright Parenting, Higi raised… Read More »

Sugars could be the key to an earlier, more accurate test for prostate cancer

A new type of test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The test works by identifying sugars, known as glycans, in blood. These sugars are attached to protein molecules called PSA and are known to undergo distinct but… Read More »