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Vision-Related Implications of COVID-19 can be Mitigated with Appropriate Care

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Vision-Related Implications of COVID-19 can be Mitigated with Appropriate Care

Vision-Related Implications of COVID-19 can be Mitigated with Appropriate Care   New York, NY, October , 2020 — About 30 percent of those diagnosed with COVID-19 experience conjunctivitis (an eye infection), and countless others with ocular diseases that require ongoing evaluation and treatment are skipping their checkups out of fears of contracting COVID-19.   Dr. Daniel Laroche, Director of Glaucoma Services and President of Advanced Eyecare of New York, emphasizes that, while the pandemic may have changed the way we visit our doctors, it’s imperative that we stay up-to-date with our vision exams, particularly for those with conditions such as...

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COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk

COVID-19 sleep apnoea

COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk

COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea could be at additional risk   Relationship between obstructive sleep apnoea and poorer outcomes from COVID-19 identified in systematic review of studies by University of Warwick Researchers advise that people with obstructive sleep apnoea should take the necessary precautions to reduce their exposure and follow their treatment plan diligently 5 million people in the UK currently diagnosed with the condition, but up to 85% of people could be undiagnosed Researchers call for better recording and more data on the condition   People who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea could be at increased risk...

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Gender inequalities in the labour market may affect the incidence of COVID-19

COVID-19 Gender inequalities labour market

Gender inequalities in the labour market may affect the incidence of COVID-19

Gender inequalities in the labour market may affect the incidence of COVID-19 The Government of Catalonia has endorsed a UOC research project to analyse the impact of the pandemic with regard to gender and social inequalitiesThe Gender and ICT research group plans to analyse healthcare and socio-economic data to get a picture of the social impact of the disease in Catalonia Government of Catalonia figures show that, although the employment rate for women (50.4%) is nine percentage points lower than that for men, fields of employment could act as a factor that determines the impact of the coronavirus according to gender....

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COVID-19 Bonanza: Stimulus Hands Health Industry Billions Not Directly Related To Pandemic

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COVID-19 Bonanza: Stimulus Hands Health Industry Billions Not Directly Related To Pandemic

COVID-19 Bonanza: Stimulus Hands Health Industry Billions Not Directly Related To Pandemic   (Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images) The coronavirus stimulus package Congress rushed out last week to help the nation’s hospitals and health care networks hands the industry billions of dollars in windfall subsidies and other spending that has little to do with defeating the COVID-19 pandemic. The $2 trillion legislation, which President Donald Trump signed Friday, includes more than $100 billion in emergency funds to compensate hospitals and other health care providers for lost revenue and other costs associated with COVID-19. The measure also calls for spending up...

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