Long Covid: Regular exercise key to regaining fitness, experts say

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — While most people recover from Covid-19 relatively unscathed, some, however, experience prolonged effects of the infection including symptoms associated with long Covid or post-Covid-19 syndrome. And, according to an infectious diseases expert, many long Covid sufferers have reported significant deterioration of their fitness levels. Consultant infectious diseases specialist and professor … Read more

WHO, Health News, ET Health World

Lviv, One in three households with at least one patient with a chronic condition is unable to secure medication and care in Ukraine, due to the ongoing invasion by Russia, according to a new survey released by World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday. The war, which began on February 24 and is continuing since, has … Read more

Close contact rules could cost Queensland families hundreds of dollars

Rules for COVID-19 close contacts in Queensland have been eased but a social services group says the new requirements could put further pressure on families already struggling with the rising cost of living. Key points: Rapid Antigen Tests typically cost anywhere from $10 to $15 The new measures could force families into tough decisions, QCOSS … Read more

What 7 CFOs told Becker’s this year

As hospitals and health systems continue to struggle with challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and workforce shortages, several shared with Beckers tips, trends they’re following, their top priorities and more. 1. Lisa Goodlett, CFO of MUSC Health (Charleston, SC), on the trends she is following most closely in healthcare today: Right now, I’m giving a … Read more

How Businesses Are Solving America’s Healthcare Problems

A staff member prepares a drone for the delivery of medical supplies at the drone delivery service … [+] base run by operator Zipline in Omenako, 70 kilometers (40 miles) north of Accra on April 23, 2019. – Ghana launched a fleet of drones on April 24, 2019 to carry medical supplies to remote areas, … Read more

CTV Northern Ontario: Greater Sudbury to review its French-language policy

It’s being hailed by some as a move that’s long overdue. Greater Sudbury reviewing its French-language policy. Ward 6 Coun. René Lapierre asked for the review, with support from Ward 12 Joscelyne Landry-Altmann at a meeting last week. “I’m looking to see what other municipalities who have French-language services offer, how do they offer it, … Read more

More than $10M in research grants awarded to study long COVID impact on CVD health

DALLAS, April 14, 2022 — Eleven teams of scientific researchers have been selected as recipients of American Heart Association research grants to study the long-term influence of COVID-19 on cardiovascular health. The “Mechanisms Underlying Cardiovascular Consequences Associated with COVID-19 and long COVID” grants total more than $10.6 million to support research team across the country … Read more

Private equity ownership of nursing homes triggers Capitol Hill questions — and a GAO probe

In his State of the Union address last month, President Joe Biden focused attention on how private equity ownership of nursing homes can affect residents’ health. “As Wall Street firms take over more nursing homes, quality in those homes has gone down and costs have gone up. That ends on my watch,” Biden said. Those … Read more

Biden should appoint a mental health czar

President Biden’s proposed 2023 budget signifies a step forward in addressing today’s mental health crisis. It provides $697 million to expand crisis-care services for those at risk of suicide or who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. It further includes $7.5 billion for mental health workforce development and service expansion; gives $35.4 billion to improve … Read more