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Japan adding more hospital beds in plan for next virus surge

The Japanese government’s preparations for the next virus surge include adding thousands more hospital beds to avoid a situation like last summer when COVID-19 patients were forced to stay home, even while dependent on oxygen deliveries. Even though Japan has a reasonable health insurance system and the world’s largest number of beds per capita, COVID-19

More than 140K US kids lost caregivers to COVID-19

COVID’s devastating toll on kids’ mental health not over yet Children’s Hospital Colorado declares a mental health state of emergency; Fox News correspondent Aishah Hasnie reports on the startling statistics. More than 140,000 U.S. children lost a parent, grandparent or other caregiver to COVID-19, a study found, with researchers noting significant racial and ethnic disparities

High-risk leukemia is more aggressive in children with Down syndrome

Children with Down syndrome have a lower chance of survival from a particular high-risk form of leukemia (ALL) than children without the disability, new research shows. Researcher Naomi Michels in the Den Boer group: “We need to continue the search for targeted therapies and immunotherapy for these children.” Children at higher risk of their cancer

More mental health services not linked to fewer firearm suicides

A new study comparing adolescent suicide rates with the availability of mental health services has found that more resources may contribute to fewer suicides, but don’t appear to have any role in reducing suicides involving firearms. The findings support efforts to bolster mental health services by increasing providers and reducing wait times where services already

More evidence emerges of improving COVID backdrop in UK

Further evidence emerged on Friday to show that the latest outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.K. has eased, with the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 falling across most parts of the country. In its weekly survey of the levels of infection across the U.K., the Office for National Statistics said case

EU to get 40 mn more Moderna jabs in Q3: medicines agency

The EU’s medicines watchdog said on Friday that the bloc was likely to get 40 million more Moderna vaccine doses by October, after an output boost at two new US sites. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) in June gave the green light for the US sites in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to produce ingredients needed

Children exposed to tobacco smoke use more emergent health services

Tobacco smoke-exposed children utilize emergency and urgent care services more often than unexposed children, which contributes to a large toll on the nation’s health care system, says research led by the University of Cincinnati. The study, recently published in the journal PLOS ONE, concluded: Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke have higher pediatric emergency

More precise diagnoses made possible with whole genome sequencing

More than 1,200 people with rare diseases have received a diagnosis thanks to the integration of large-scale genomics into the Stockholm region’s healthcare system. This is according to a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that analyzed the result of the first five years of collaboration on whole genome sequencing between Karolinska University Hospital and