Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Rural Hospitals Are Shuttering Their Maternity Units

Citing costs, many hospitals are closing labor and delivery wards, expanding so-called maternity care deserts.

Lab Leak Most Likely Caused Pandemic, Energy Dept. Says, as Spy Agencies Remain Split

The conclusion, which was made with “low confidence,” was based on new intelligence. The information didn’t lead other agencies to change their assessments on...

Who’s Spending $1 Million to Attack This Struggling Brooklyn Hospital?

A group called Save Maimonides has financed a relentless, monthslong campaign to disparage a struggling Brooklyn medical center. Is the best way to fix...

Shattered Homes and Lurking Disease: Quake Hardships Pile Up

Hundreds of thousands of people are hiding in huts and breathing in air that is heavy with pollutants released from debris-filled tombs out of...

After Long Delay, Moderna Pays N.I.H. for Covid Vaccine Technique

For a chemical process that is essential to its vaccinum, Moderna has paid$ 400 million to the government. However, the parties are still embroiled...

Is the United States Ready for Back-to-Back Pandemics?

America has fallen short in all the ways that could have ensured long-lasting sanity.

How Covid and the Rule Book Kept a Promising Athlete on the Bench

Jahmir Harris, a top basketball player at Fordham Prep in the Bronx, was starting to get interest from college programs, but a last-minute decision...

Nurses Are Burned Out. Can Hospitals Change in Time to Keep Them?

Already under stress nurses have been forced to leave a demanding profession by the pandemic. Is a rethinking of the task necessary?

As the Pandemic Swept America, Deaths in Prisons Rose Nearly 50 Percent

The Covid era's first detailed information on prison casualties provides new insight into the geographic and psychological vulnerabilities of prisoners.

John Fetterman Checks Into Hospital to Seek Treatment for Clinical Depression

A spokesman for the first-term senator from Pennsylvania, who suffered a near-fatal stroke last year, said his depression had grown severe in recent weeks,...