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US and DoH Launch New Health Care Referral System Operations Manual

Joining DoH and PhilHealth officials, Deputy Regional Director for the Central Visayas DoH, Dr. Sophia Mancao (third from left), Deputy Director of USAid’s Office of Health in the Philippines, Dr. Yolanda Oliveros (third from right), and USAid ReachHealth project implementing partner, RTI International Vice President of Global Health Dr. Hala AlMossawi (second from right) at …

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Shifting consumer perception from fear to well-being in India

The 77th round of the All-India Debt & Investment Survey reveals that medical care accounts for nearly 12% of total household debt in India. This is compounded by the fact that India’s out-of-pocket spending accounts for 62.7% of current health spending in 2018, while the global average is just 18.1% over the same period. In …

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German hospitals face deepening crisis as COVID-19 infections and deaths rise

German hospitals face deepening crisis as COVID-19 infections and deaths rise

The predominance of the BA.4 and BA.5 coronavirus variants as well as the end of all protective measures against COVID-19 have led to a rapid increase in the number of infections. The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s central agency for infectious diseases, reported 135,402 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, and on Tuesday there were up to …

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What is prosopagnosia? Everything you need to know about Brad Pitt’s face blindness

It can happen to anyone: not recognizing someone after having met them before. Brad Pitt claims his inability to remember is a condition called prosopagnosia or face blindness. “No one believes me!” the 58-year-old told GQ for the magazine’s August cover story. “I want to meet another one.” Although he hasn’t been officially diagnosed with …

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CalPERS Health Insurance Prices Will Rise Next Year

The California Public Employees Retirement System, or CalPERS, headquarters buildings are pictured Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in downtown Sacramento. Xavier Mascarenas xmascarenas@sacbee.com Premiums are expected to rise an average of about 7% for CalPERS health insurance policyholders next year, with two popular PPOs rising more than 14%, according to preliminary rates posted online Tuesday by …

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