"Our study results demonstrate the high prevalence of financial toxicity for MS patients and the resulting decisions patients make that impact their health care and lifestyle," said study author Dr. Gelareh Sadigh, an assistant radiology professor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
The study, sponsored by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute in Reston, Va., is the first to evaluate "financial toxicity" in MS patients and whether financial hardship is associated with forgoing medication and imaging follow-up prescribed in their treatment plan, the authors said.
MS patients can face considerable financial struggles due to expensive treatments, high rates of disability and lost income.
"Over the last 20 years, higher out-of-pocket costs for advanced imaging tests and increased cost sharing have caused the financial burdens on MS patients to escalate.
"In addition to the impact on adherence, financial toxicity was associated with significantly lower physical health-related quality of life, demonstrating the broad consequences of treatment costs for many MS patients," added Duszak, vice chair for health policy and practice in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory.
China and the rich countries will suffer less economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic than previously feared, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, but the global public-health emergency will exact a higher toll on the economies of poor countries.
The Paris-based research body Wednesday said the global economy will contract less sharply this year than it thought likely in June, but warned that the recovery is set to slow from this month and remain vulnerable to fresh outbreaks.
Vietnam Airlines has confirmed that it will operate one-way flights between Vietnam and Japan from Sept 18.
The flights will serve the increasing needs of passengers wishing to work, study and stay in Japan.
Vietnam Airlines will operate the flights with Boeing 787 aircraft.
All areas of the aircraft operated for these flights (the crew compartments, passenger cabins, and cargo holds, etc.) will be thoroughly sprayed with disinfectants meeting international health standards.
The airline also plans to resume return flights from Japan to Vietnam, pending actual disease developments and the approval from the relevant authorities.
In a sign of how much corporate attitudes have changed, the Business Roundtable, one of the country’s most prominent business groups, is throwing its support behind broad-based measures to slash greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
In a statement of principles released Wednesday, the Business Roundtable said it “supports a goal of reducing net U.S. GHG emissions by at least 80% from 2005 levels by 2050.”
Rather, the significance of the statement is that it shows how business is shifting from a source of resistance to a force for action on climate.
The Business Roundtable statement represents the consensus of more than 200 members spanning every sector of the economy, from retail, finance and technology to health care, manufacturing and even oil and gas.
When the group last put out principles on climate, in 2007, it didn’t endorse mandatory measures such as carbon prices because of internal disagreement and warned against policies with “unacceptable” economic costs.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - U.S. Rep. Ron Wright of Texas was admitted to a Dallas hospital due to complications surrounding his cancer treatment, his campaign said Monday.
Wright, a 67-year-old Republican, was elected in 2018 to Texas’ 6th congressional district in Arlington.
His campaign said in a statement that Wright has “been in a tough battle with cancer this year” and was admitted to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland for treatment earlier this month before returning home.
Last year, Wright wrote on Facebook that he was again undergoing treatment for lung cancer.
“The Wright family appreciates the prayers and well wishes offered by everyone,” his campaign said.
That's a feeling most of us are familiar with — not being president of a tech-giant, but of catching ourselves falling prey to the pull of social media and technology, but not being able to help it.
A compelling point that could convince you to regulate your social media usage is knowing that these tech experts regulate, if not outright ban, the use of the very apps they created with their kids.
Some of the tech experts interviewed in the film include Tim Kendall, former president of Pinterest and ex-Director of Monetisation at Facebook, Jaron Lanier, author of Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, and Tristan Harris, co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology who used to work at Google and is clearly the driving force of the documentary.
That these apps collect our data, that too much time scrolling through them can be harmful, especially for mental health, and that social media has contributed a great deal to the spread of misinformation.
The Social Dilemma essentially tells you what we've been hearing since years – that you need to use technology and social media with caution.
Whether it will go on-sale on the same day as the Apple Watch Series 6 remains to be seen – in recent years, Apple has released its iPhone in different weeks, even for models announced at the same time.
It looks like the Apple Watch SE will be announced on September 15th, with an on-sale date expected to be a couple of weeks after than, based on Apple's usual release schedule.
Regular leaker Jon Prosser also confirms a cheaper Watch, but says it is indeed coming this week, and says it will be the newer design used since the Apple Watch Series 4.
Apple is set to announce a new cheaper Apple Watch – which may be named the Apple Watch SE – along with the Apple Watch Series 6 at the next Apple Event this week, helping to add more products to a keynote that may have felt more empty than usual with iPhone 12 release having been pushed back to October.
If the price is the same as the Apple Watch 3, starting at £199/ $199, that would be an incredibly hard product for other smartwatch makers to beat – it would have a great screen, excellent fitness features, health tech such as fall detection, a jazzy design, fast performance, and the best smartphone integration of any wearable (as long as you have an iPhone too, of course).
MRNA, +7.29% are well into Phase 3 clinical trials in the U.S., with the makers of all three claiming it’s possible to have clinical data from the late-stage studies for their vaccine candidates during this calendar year.
These studies are traditionally performed before a therapy or vaccine moves into clinical trials with humans; however, in the pandemic, some preclinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines have been conducted concurrently with Phase 1 trials.
Phase 1 clinical trial: These are small studies designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a drug or vaccine in healthy adults.
In some cases, the trials overlap, such as Novavax Inc.’s NVAX, +10.84% Phase 1/2 study for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, which has enrolled 131 healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 59.
An adverse event recently caused AstraZeneca to halt the Phase 3 study of its vaccine candidate, citing a “potentially unexplained illness” in one of the trial’s participants.
The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that the outbreaks recorded by the Dorchester Department of Health sent one worker to the hospital, but did not result in any fatalities.
Workers’ rights advocates said a lack of personal protective equipment and a language barrier that kept workers from communicating their concerns to their employers contributed to the outbreaks.
Advocates also said some sick workers also believed they had to go back to work before they were ready.
About 40 of the cases occurred at Russell Hall Seafood in Fishing Creek.
The H-2B visa program allows American companies to hire foreign workers for temporary non-agricultural jobs; the Maryland crab-picking industry has relied on H-2B workers since the program was introduced in the early 1990s.
To motivate frontline police forces battling coronavirus, police officials have telephonically contacted more than 500 Covid-19 positive policemen who are undergoing treatment in hospitals or are home quarantined.
"Each police officer, including constables and officials at senior levels, will be handed over this kit," he said as nearly 3,800 police personnel have tested Covid positive.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has already announced that to save police personnel from infections, the state will purchase 50,000 corona kits.
The government has been arming its policemen with Covid-care kits which will have medical gadgets like mask, oximeter besides medicines and an immunity booster to combat the virus, officials said on Sunday.
The Director General of Police (DGP) said every police official was his personal responsibility and this contact programme will continue in the future also till every Covid-19 positive policeman in the state is nursed back to health.
Women Must Prepare For A Different Future It’s easy for people to roll their eyes at statistics surrounding pain bias, and how women in pain wait longer and are ignored more often in emergency departments than men.
6 The Gap Is Even Wider For Women of Color Unfortunately, the heartbreaking reality surrounding gender discrimination, patient bias, and financial discrimination doesn’t end there.
2018 statistics discovered that black mothers were nearly four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women, three times more likely to experience preterm birth, and more than twice as likely to lose their baby in its first year of life.
A groundbreaking study in 202 compared the wealth of single white women with that of single black women and discovered something terrifying.
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“Whilst the state government’s announcements offer some support to larger businesses, particularly larger traders in the hospitality sector, the vast majority of small businesses in Victoria remain without support,” Mr Lang said.
“They have suggested that the modelling should be redone and that the roadmap should be redone in consultation with the academic community, the business community, the broader community, and the commonwealth — and we agree with that,” Mr Hunt said.
— Daniel Andrews Mr Andrews and Professor Sutton continued to defend modelling informing the cautious reopening schedule, and said it would be unlikely case numbers would be low enough to enable Melbourne businesses to reopen ahead of the scheduled October 26 date.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton also confirmed Melbourne's 14-day average was on track to reach the 50-case threshold this week, ahead of the first tentative metro business reopenings for 100,000 workers in the construction and manufacturing sectors slated for September 28.
“These ‘micro-businesses’ made up of sole traders and those who employ a handful of staff represent over 300,000 Victorian businesses who have not had a cent in support from the state government, despite many being unable to trade for the past six months.”
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Evonik Industries in a research report on Thursday, July 9th.
UBS Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Evonik Industries in a research note on Thursday, August 13th.
Evonik Industries (OTCMKTS:EVKIF) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report released on Friday, The Fly reports.
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The company was formerly known as Nevada Health Scan, Inc and changed its name to AmeriCann, Inc in 2014.
AmeriCann, Inc designs, develops, and owns medical cannabis facilities to produce the medical cannabis in the United States.
As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 900 shares, a drop of 95.1% from the August 15th total of 18,300 shares.
Americann Inc (OTCMKTS:ACAN) was the target of a large drop in short interest in August.
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Like many resort areas of Mexico, Cancun has begun the process of reopening once-closed properties and welcoming back visitors with new pandemic health and safety precautions.
Over the past two months, a number of travel advisors from across the country have traveled to Cancun and other resort areas in Quintana Roo to report back to travel-hungry clients interested in planning winter trips.
Forbes.com asked five of these visitors about their experiences on the ground: Ragan Stone, Ragan Stone Travel, Birmingham, Alabama Ragan Stone at Rosewood Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen Courtesy Ragan Stone In early August, Ragan visited Rosewood Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen (about one hour south of Cancun, along the coast) and Hotel Esencia (another 40 minutes south towards Tulum) with her husband.
Marisa L. Cole, Sensational Travel, Salem, Massachusetts Courtesy Marisa L. Cole As part of a group of travel advisors conducting site inspections in Cancun and Playa del Carmen between August 10-25, Marisa stayed at four resorts and visited two others.
Mark Comfort, Cruise Holidays Kansas City (Travel Leaders affiliate), Missouri Masked up at Hyatt Ziva Cancun Courtesy Mark Comfort Mark stayed at Hyatt Ziva Cancun between August 3-7 and visited three other properties: Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hilton Playa del Carmen, and Panama Jack Resorts Cancun.
Beresford said, "In all my years of practicing, technosexuals are perhaps the most troubling cohort of mental health sufferers I have seen, because the source of their distress appears, on the face of it, to be so innocuous.
A new study commissioned by WeVibe, a sex toy company, found loneliness and anxiety during the virus-induced lockdowns has likely resulted in the emergence of "technosexuals."
U.K.-based psychologist, Lucy Beresford, wrote in The Telegraph that the number of technosexuals is increasing as their "primary source of arousal are through interacting with their tech," indicating that society is "sleepwalking into a different kind of epidemic – one of loneliness and fear of intimacy" driven partially by the lockdowns.
Where most of us just use tech when we need it — and, as Zoom-fatigue has shown, can get quickly turned off by it — the technosexual is hit by the double whammy of intensified use, which arises from (and is subsequently inflamed by) an existing fear of closeness to other human beings."
One sex doll company has announced the best of both worlds for technosexuals - embedding Alexa or Siri into dolls.
"The models indicate we are past the peak... and starting a descent, albeit with levels that are still unacceptably high," immunologist Guilherme Werneck told a seminar this week organized by Brazil's leading public health research institute, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).
After a seemingly endless plateau in which the number of daily deaths was regularly over 1,000 from June to August, Brazil's curve appears to be descending at last.
With the second-highest death toll in the pandemic after the United States, Brazil has been devastated by the new coronavirus, which has now claimed 130,396 lives in the country, according to the health ministry.
Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 130,000 Friday, amid cautious optimism over signs the virus is finally slowing in the hard-hit South American country.
MANILA: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a 165.5 billion pesos (US$3.4 billion) emergency relief measure on Friday (Sep 11) to expand healthcare and help businesses after the coronavirus pandemic plunged the economy into recession.
Under the new law, the government could inject 40 billion pesos in additional capital into state-owned banks so they can lend more to small businesses.
The Philippines, which was among Asia's fastest growing economies before the pandemic, is in recession for the first time in 29 years after a lengthy lockdown shuttered businesses and sapped domestic demand.
As the country grapples with the highest number of COVID-19 infections in Southeast Asia, the law also allots 25.5 billion pesos to hire nurses and doctors, purchase protective gear, and build medical facilities.
A standby fund of 10 billion pesos could fund the government's purchase of COVID-19 vaccines.
CannaGlobal Enters Psychedelics Market Via Merger Cannabis company CannaGlobal Canada Co. announced the definitive closing of a merger with psychedelics companies Sansero Life Sciences and Rise Wellness, giving birth to CannaGlobal Wellness.
On Thursday, the company also announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, HAVN Research Inc., was granted a Section 56 exemption by Health Canada.
Formed in June of 2020, Havn defines itself as a biotechnology company focused on “unlocking human potential using evidence-informed research, and developing standardized psychoactive compounds derived from plants and fungi.”
Havn Life Goes Public on CSE and Announces Authorization for Research Havn Life Sciences Inc. (CSE : HAVN), a recently-formed psychedelics company, announced on Tuesday its debut on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol HAVN.
Steve Sadoff, co-founder of Sansero, Canadian psilocybin research company, will serve as CEO.
A number of smaller players with related businesses have also seen big stock gains this year amid the virus crisis, with Carenet Inc. more than tripling and Medpeer Inc. gaining 132 percent.
The massive gains have M3’s stock trading at 111 times estimated earnings for its next fiscal year, and the shares dropped 9.4 percent in six-straight losing sessions through Friday amid market concerns over pricey stocks.
The company’s shares are up 84 percent in 2020 after rallying 124 percent last year, helped by its addition to the Nikkei 225 Stock Average on Oct. 1.
M3 Inc., the nation’s top-performing blue-chip stock this year, is poised to climb further in the long run thanks to rising demand for online health care services, investors say.
Smaller firms may be able to build niche markets but it will be hard to compete with the scale of M3’s network, according to Julia Angeles, a fund manager at Baillie Gifford & Co., which holds an 8.85 percent stake in M3 on behalf of its clients.