Racial and ethnic disparities in rates of potentially lifesaving care practices are decreasing over time

Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network, a cohort study determined that racial and ethnic disparities in important care practices and outcomes—including antenatal corticosteroids, cesarean delivery, and late-onset sepsis—decreased over time in extremely preterm infants. The cohort study looked at more than 20,000 preterm infants from 25 academic medical centers born between […]

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Migrant workers falling through cracks in health care coverage

Health workers and human rights advocates are urging the federal and provincial governments to extend public health insurance to all people living in Canada, regardless of immigration status, as outbreaks of COVID-19 among migrant workers escalate. In one recent open letter, more than 200 organizations, including the Canadian Medical Association, College of Family Physicians of […]

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New research paves way for developing therapies that could slow down Alzheimer’s

Neuroscientists and stem cell researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a research model that allows studying human hippocampal neurons, the brain cells primarily affected by Alzheimer’s disease pathology. The study has been published in Stem Cell Reports. In Alzheimer’s disease the hippocampus, a brain structure that regulates motivation, emotion, learning, and memory, is […]

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