Tag Archives: Health

Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

“The risk of Ebola spread in DRC and the region remains very high, and the risk of spread outside the region remains low,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, said during a press conference on Wednesday. “Now is the time for the international community to stand in solidarity with the people of DRC.” WHO… Read More »

Will Amazon Deliver a Single-Payer Health Care System for the U.S.?

By JOE GRACE Amazon has quietly put together a syndicate including Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan to provide better and more affordable health care for their combined 1.2 million workers.  The joint effort, called Haven, makes sense because many companies of size today are self-insured to provide health care at lower costs. But this is… Read More »

Which Health Conditions Are Most Likely to Be Misdiagnosed?

Patients depend on doctors to accurately diagnose their illnesses. But a recent study published in the journal Diagnosis has found that diagnostic errors account for nearly three fourths of all severe medical problems in three disease categories: vascular events, infections and cancers, according to a Johns Hopkins Medicine news release. For the study, researchers evaluated… Read More »