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Racial disparities seen for insurance coverage around time of pregnancy

(HealthDay)—Disruptions in insurance coverage around the time of pregnancy disproportionately affect indigenous, Hispanic, and black non-Hispanic women, according to a study published in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Jamie R. Daw, Ph.D., from Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues analyzed survey data from 107,921 women in 40 states participating in the […]

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Forewarned is forearmed: Modeling the spread of COVID-19

How fast could COVID-19 spread in Australia? And how many people could potentially be infected? We can’t of course know for sure, but we have enough data to make some rough forecasts; and being forewarned is to be forearmed. So we’ve developed an interactive website that gives a ten-day forecast, by country, on likely numbers […]

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Pooling method allows dozens of COVID-19 tests to run simultaneously

Researchers at Technion—Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Health Care Campus have successfully tested a method that will dramatically increase the current COVID-19 testing capacity using existing available resources. This method, known as pooling, enables simultaneous testing of dozens of samples. Its implementation has the potential to greatly accelerate the rate of testing and detection […]