KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Drug Price Effort Hits a Snag

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The high cost of prescription drugs is a top health issue for the public and politicians, but concerns raised by a group of moderate Democrats threaten to derail a bill being pushed by House Democratic leaders. Meanwhile, the … [Read More...]

Listen: Pandemics, Patents and Profits

President Joe Biden has thrown his support to an international effort to waive drugmakers’ patent rights on the covid vaccines, but the pharmaceutical industry vows to fight back. Julie Rovner, KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, joins The Atlantic’s “Social Distance” podcast, hosted by Dr. James Hamblin and Maeve … [Read More...]

Johnson accused of ‘not caring’ about people in Northern Ireland in wake of Ballymurphy apology controversy – TheJournal.ie

Johnson accused of ‘not caring’ about people in Northern Ireland in wake of Ballymurphy apology controversy TheJournal.ieFamilies ‘angered’ by Johnson’s Ballymurphy apology RTE.ieBritish government ‘truly sorry’ for Ballymurphy deaths BreakingNews.ieThe Irish Times view on the Ballymurphy killings: a searing indictment The Irish TimesHistorical crimes in Northern Ireland … [Read More...]

Covid Fears Keep Many Latino Kids out of Classrooms

EAST LOS ANGELES — For the past year, 13-year-old twins Ariel Jr. and Abraham Osorio have logged on to their online classes from their parents’ flower shop. Ariel nestles in a corner among flowers, bows and stuffed animals. Abraham sets up on a small table in the back, where … [Read More...]

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland – TheJournal.ie

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland TheJournal.ieCovid-19: 448 new cases, 8 further deaths RTE.ie8 new COVID-19 deaths reported today, an additional 448 cases notified Cork Safety Alerts448 new cases and eight further deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland today… The Irish SunEight deaths and 448 cases of Covid confirmed BreakingNews.ieView … [Read More...]

Life expectancy: How can we address uneven declines?

Not long ago, during pre-pandemic 2019, the reported life expectancy at birth for non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic White, and Hispanic populations was approximately 75, 79, and 82 years, respectively. The higher life expectancy of Hispanic people compared to others in the United States may come as a surprise to some. This phenomenon, … [Read More...]

Terrified of needles? That can affect your health

No one likes getting stuck by a needle. Whether for a blood test, vaccination, or blood donation, needle sticks are something most people would prefer to avoid. Yet, judging only by schedules for routine vaccinations and tests, the average healthy person can expect at least 165 needle sticks over a lifetime. … [Read More...]