Sepsis

July 2, 2015

The largely unknown condition that puts one million people in the hospital each year

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California’s weakened public health defenses against measles and other preventable diseases led to the adoption of the measure, signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, intended to stem the rising number of parents who opt not to inoculate their children

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The analysis commissioned by the California Association of Health Plans estimates that paying for the patients’ high-priced hepatitis C medications in prisons and state hospitals, or through Medi-Cal and other state programs, could range from $512 million to $5.1 billion. The wide-ranging estimates depend on how many patients are treated and how much the drugs are discounted by manufacturers

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Hours after Liberia reports its first Ebola death since 9 May, two more people test positive for the disease. An urgent contact tracing operation is under way

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The PAHO and WHO credited Cuba with offering women early access to prenatal care, HIV and syphilis testing, and treatment for mothers who test positive

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Nigeria is on the verge of being polio-free. And that would mean that for the first time ever there’s no ongoing polio transmission on the African continent. Nigeria is one of just three countries in the world, along with Pakistan and Afghanistan, where polio transmission has never been fully stopped

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Could new technology succeed where years of public health messages, doctor warnings and nagging moms have failed — to keep us safe from too much sun?

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In principle, 34 states could restore subsidies by creating their own insurance exchanges. Political leaders will certainly come under intense pressure to do so, although time is short to get an exchange up and running for 2016. Given the potential need for swift action, do the states have contingency plans in place? Could they move quickly in the wake of an adverse decision?

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