Why Is Europe Keeping Its Schools Open, Despite New Lockdowns?

Rose Blan

BERLIN — When Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the latest round of restrictions on public life, she named bars, restaurants, theaters, concert halls, gyms and tattoo parlors as institutions that would be forced to close. But missing from the list released on Wednesday were schools and day care centers — among the first to be shuttered in the spring lockdown.

In France, President Emmanuel Macron also said on Wednesday that schools

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As STAT turns 5, a look back at science and medicine’s biggest headlines

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The past five years have been packed with medical and scientific advances, a series of public health crises that have gripped the world, and uproar over rising prescription drug costs.

They’ve also been a heck of a time to launch a publication about health and medicine.

As STAT celebrates its five-year anniversary, our reporters took a look back at six areas we’ve covered closely — CRISPR, infectious disease, the

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Emergency Dentist West Allis WI Now Open 24 Hours For Toothache, Extraction etc

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West Allis, WI-based dentist James R. Coakley, DDS announces his updated 24-hour emergency dental care service to provide immediate care to patients in local neighborhoods

WEST ALLIS, WI / ACCESSWIRE / October 25, 2020 / West Allis, WI-based dentist James R. Coakley, DDS announces his updated 24-hour emergency dental care service. This emergency dental service is intended to provide immediate care to patients in Rainbow Gardens, Greenfield Park, Root River

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Texas Makes Convention Center a Hospital Amid COVID Surge, Polling-Place Masks Still Optional

Rose Blan

A sprawling convention center in El Paso will act as a makeshift hospital starting this week, as the southern Texas city grapples with spiking COVID-19 cases and a subsequent surge in hospitalizations related to the disease.



a group of people sitting at a table in front of a building: Voters cast ballots at an in-person polling site in Austin, Texas, on October 13. Although Texas Governor Greg Abbott's July executive order technically exempts people from face mask mandates at polling sites, both the governor and various local leaders have encouraged individuals to wear them anyway.


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Voters cast ballots at an in-person polling site in Austin, Texas, on October 13. Although Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s July executive order technically exempts people from face mask mandates at polling

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Can a Healthier Diet Affect Survival in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer?

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A prospective study examining links between diet quality and survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) found no link between diet at the initiation of first-line treatment and overall survival.

For the study, Erin Van Blarigan, ScD, of the University of California San Francisco, and colleagues assessed “validated food frequency” questionnaires completed by 1,284 of 2,334 patients (55.0%) with metastatic CRC enrolled in the Cancer and Leukemia Group B

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Boutique fitness as we know it is dead, a new kind is taking its place

Rose Blan

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the previously-booming boutique fitness industry into crisis, with studios struggling to pay rent as classes remain closed or at limited capacity.
  • Consumers are increasingly pivoting to digital and at-home fitness as companies like Peloton and Mirror, already successful pre-pandemic, have been booming. 
  • Experts say the coronavirus exposed existing vulnerabilities in the boutique fitness industry, but the market for premium in-person fitness experiences will likely adapt
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The Unhealthiest Things in Your Medicine Cabinet

Rose Blan

Your medicine cabinet is home to a number of beauty, health, and wellness products—but the unhealthiest things in your medicine cabinet may surprise you. Next to your old tweezers and behind that bag of cotton balls, there may be products lurking that simply need to be thrown out for your own safety. “Look out for your own health, and ensure the proper storage and safe condition of your medications. At

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‘Obsessed’ patient Tom Baddeley who stalked dentist Ian Hutchinson with crossbow jailed for two years

Rose Blan

A disgruntled patient who stalked his dentist with a crossbow, bleach, and plastic sheeting has been jailed for two years after breaking a restraining order against him.

Tom Baddeley, 42, was previously sentenced to prison in August for secretly following orthodontist Ian Hutchinson with a boot full of weapons capable of causing “serious harm” and logging his movements over a four-year period, reports WalesOnline.

Cardiff Crown Court heard Baddeley developed

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Qlarant to Provide Hospital Quality Improvement Services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Qlarant will serve hospitals in Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Easton, Md, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a four-year contract to IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor within its Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC).  Within that contract, Qlarant will serve hospitals in Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

HQICs will provide targeted quality improvement

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11 virtual fitness brands vying to compete with Peloton amid pandemic

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  • On-demand and virtual fitness has never been more popular, as the pandemic drastically changes the way Americans stay fit. 
  • While Peloton continues to dominate the at-home fitness market, several digital fitness programs — both new and existing — are looking to cash in on the on-demand exercise boom. 
  • We took a closer look at 11 of the most popular virtual fitness membership programs. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
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When modern medicine flounders, should traditional healers fill the void?

Rose Blan

A practitioner of traditional healing dries medicinal plants and herbs in her courtyard. Photo by: Bioversity International / B. Sthapit / CC BY-NC-ND

KATHMANDU, Nepal — In 2004, Dr. Robin Basnet was the first medical doctor to be stationed at a remote health care center in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal where Mt. Everest stands tall.

A civil war was still raging across the country as Basnet arrived by foot

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‘Obsessive’ patient who stalked his dentist with crossbow jailed again

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Thomas Baddeley was jailed for 16 months for secretly following him with a boot full of weapons (Picture: Wales News Service)

An obsessed patient once jailed for stalking his dentist with a ‘murder kit’ containing a crossbow, bleach and plastic sheeting is back behind bars after breaching a restraining order not to go near him.

Thomas Baddeley spent years trailing orthodontist Ian Hutchinson to plot revenge over his dental treatment

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Texas governor requests use of El Paso-area military hospital for non-COVID-19 patients as cases surge

Rose Blan

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday requested to use a medical center at Fort Bliss for non-COVID-19 patients as coronavirus cases surge in the El Paso area. The request comes as COVID-19 cases have been increasing throughout Texas and the country.

Abbott said Saturday that he had spoken to Dr. Robert Kadlec, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to request use

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U.S. breaks daily record for coronavirus cases with over 84,000 new infections

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FILE PHOTO: Certified nursing assistant (CNA) Jermaine LeFlore prepares to take a patient’s nasal swab at a drive-thru testing site outside the Southside Health Center as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo

(Reuters) – The United States broke its daily record for new coronavirus infections on Friday as it reported 84,218 new cases due to outbreaks in virtually every part

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This Smart Home Gym Is The Future Of Fitness

Rose Blan

JaxJox, which makes a smart personalized home gym that uses AI to track and improve your performance and give you a wellness score, just scored itself. The Seattle-based fit tech company announced today that it has raised $10 million to bring its JaxJox “interactive fitness studio” to market.

The company also announced an exclusive retail partnership with Best Buy, and customers can get the

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VeChain, Renji Hospital and DNV GL Held Strategic Partnership Signing Ceremony To Launch World’s First Blockchain Intelligent Tumor Treatment Center

Rose Blan

SHANGHAI, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In partnership with VeChain and DNV GL, Renji Hospital, a top-ranked hospital in China affiliated with the Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, has announced the launch of the world’s first blockchain-enabled Intelligent Tumor Treatment Center on October 20, 2020. The Intelligent Tumor Treatment Center is a transparent, efficient, and traceable medical management solution powered by VeChain ToolChainTM.

Sunny Lu, Co-founder and CEO of VeChain & Jidong Zhang, Vice President of Renji Hospital & George Kang, Senior Vice President of DNV GL Group
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USA TODAY’s experts say securing a COVID-19 vaccine in record time could be easy, but distributing it won’t be

Rose Blan

Science is making incredible progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine, but as approval nears – potentially as early as December – worry has shifted to the complexity of distribution.



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Overall, hopefulness was the theme of USA TODAY’s vaccine panel this month. After five months, the panel’s countdown clock to a widely available vaccine skipped forward another hour, to 8 a.m. 

Companies and observers generally

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Innovative Medicines Canada Responds to Release of Patented Medicine Prices Review Board’s (PMPRB) Final Guidelines

Rose Blan

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OTTAWA, ON / ACCESSWIRE / October 23, 2020 / Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) issued the following statement today in response to the release of PMPRB’s final Guidelines:

“For the last five years we have raised concerns about the negative impact PMPRB’s amendments to the Patented Medicines Guidelines and Regulations will have

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Mira Mesa dentist sentenced to 6 years in custody for $866K insurance fraud scheme

Rose Blan

A Mira Mesa dentist was sentenced Wednesday to six years in custody and ordered to pay more than $405,000 in restitution for fraudulently billing 10 insurance companies for hundreds of root canals she did not perform, authorities said.

April Rose Ambrosio, 59, pleaded guilty earlier this year to three counts of insurance fraud as part of a four-year scheme in which she billed the insurance companies $866,700, according to prosecutors

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Proposed critera would ration health care at overwhelmed facilities

Rose Blan

Utah hospitals could be days away from using a patient’s age, health and other factors to decide who can remain in overcrowded intensive care units due to an onslaught of Covid-19 cases.



Alice Arnold wearing a hat: Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurses look on during coronavirus testing outside the Salt Lake County Health Department Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Rick Bowmer/AP)


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Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurses look on during coronavirus testing outside the Salt Lake County Health Department Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

A group of administrators

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