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Half of H.I.V. Patients Are Women. Most Research Subjects Are Men.

Inspired by reports of a second patient apparently freed of infection with H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, scientists are pursuing dozens of ways to cure the disease. But now, researchers must reckon with a longstanding obstacle: the lack of women in clinical trials of potential H.I.V. treatments, cures and vaccines. Women make up just… Read More »

Foreign patients owe the NHS £27MILLION from last year alone

Foreign patients owe the NHS £27MILLION from last year as experts fear overseas visitors see the health service as a ‘soft touch’ Over the past four years, the NHS has missed out on £76million, figures show Experts call the figures ‘ridiculous’, adding ‘we cannot afford to treat the world’ This is despite the Government cracking… Read More »

Mental health patients insured by marketplace health plan less likely to receive a medical appointment

Among adults with mental health needs, those covered by Medicare or employer-sponsored health insurance have greater access to medical treatment, less out-of-pocket cost and are more likely to receive care than those seeking an appointment through an Affordable Care Act marketplace-sponsored plan, according to findings from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.… Read More »