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NHS and care home staff will get access to coronavirus antibody tests from next week

NHS and care workers will FINALLY get free coronavirus antibody tests after Number 10 agrees deal with pharmaceutical giant Roche Hundreds of thousands of frontline NHS and care workers to be offered the tests Tests scour the blood for antibodies, produced by body in response to COVID-19 Presumed that presence of antibodies provides degree of… Read More »

How long will it take to burn off these calories?: The controversial next step in nutrition labeling

According to scientists, Brits consume, on average, 6,000 calories on Christmas Day alone. So, in an experiment published last year in the British Medical Journal, U.K. researchers explored whether providing people with the amount of exercise required to burn off the calories in, say, a single piece of mincemeat pie (21 minutes of running) or… Read More »

Top vaccine makers Merck and Pfizer target China and older adults next

During the past few decades, the number of companies producing vaccines has dwindled to just a handful. There are other players in the space, but today, the four big drug companies that now dominate the market are Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi Pasteur and GlaxoSmithKline. Selling a vaccine like Shingrix for the shingles or Gardasil 9 for… Read More »

The Next Frontier: Clinically Driven, Employer-Customized Care

Health systems and employers are bypassing insurers to deliver higher-quality, more affordable care By MICHAEL J. ALKIRE Employee health plan premiums are rising along with the total healthcare spending tab, spurring employers to rethink their benefits design strategy. Footing the tab, employers are becoming a more active and forceful driver in managing wellness, seeking healthcare… Read More »