• WHO'S first world report on vision

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    Vision is the most compelling contributor to the quality of our senses, and yet eye care lags behind many other areas in the importance it commands in public health. The World Health Organization has said, in its report timed for World Sight Day , that over 2.2 billion people around the world are blind, completely or partially.
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  • Study provides insight into feasibility of improving quality of care for SCD patients

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    Individuals with sickle cell disease face the burdens of chronic illness and often racial disparities, both of which may increase vulnerability to adverse social determinants of health. For children with SCD, living in poverty is associated with lower quality of life, higher healthcare utilization and higher complication rates.
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  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute wins FDA contract to develop new Sentinel Innovation Center

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded a contract that may reach $220 million over the next five years to the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute to continue to lead the Sentinel Operations Center and to develop a new Sentinel Innovation Center.
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  • UMD-PRC receives new CDC fund to improve mental health for LGBTQ+ people

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    The University of Maryland Prevention Research Center is working to improve mental health and health care for LGBTQ+ people with new funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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  • Researchers use AI to counter soaring costs of health care

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    Researchers at West Virginia University are using artificial intelligence to counter soaring costs of health care and deliver more efficient and accurate diagnoses of cardiovascular diseases.
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  • Addressing social needs in health care delivery can help achieve better health outcomes

    6 days ago - By News Medical

    Addressing social needs as a part of health care delivery can help achieve better health outcomes and potentially address major challenges in the United States health care system, according to a recently published consensus report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
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