Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

Demand for coronavirus tests has almost trebled among young children in England this month – but only 1% were found to have the virus, figures show. In the first two weeks of September, more than 200,000 under-nines were tested, according to government’s test-and-trace programme. That is nearly three times as many as in the previous… Read More »

HHS to allow for the importation of certain drugs from Canada and other countries in an attempt to lower costs

The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday announced that the Trump Administration will move forward with drug importations from other countries, promising to pass discounts onto consumers in an effort to follow through on the president’s executive order on drug pricing. HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison said this marks the first time… Read More »

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MOSCOW — Moscow authorities have issued a recommendation for the elderly to stay at home and for employers to allow as many people as possible to work remotely, following a rapid growth of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital. On Friday, health officials reported 7,212 new cases, the highest daily surge since June. In Moscow,… Read More »

An optimistic outlook may be a healthier one

In its Three Questions, Three Answers series, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Laura Kubzansky  discusses the  link between optimism and hypertension. Kubzansky, who is co-author of the  study, is the Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and co-director of the School’s Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness. Chan… Read More »