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Hospitals sustain COVID-19 recovery but costs spike above pre-pandemic levels

Dive Brief: Providers are continuing to recover from the economic trauma inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that recovery remains uneven, according to the latest monthly hospital and physician reports from Kaufman Hall. Overall, patient volumes and revenue have made dramatic leaps compared to a year ago, when the country was all but shut down… Read More »

High Levels of Distress in Pregnant and Postpartum Women During the Pandemic

There have been multiple studies over last year showing increased anxiety and depression in certain populations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is clear that some members of the population may be more susceptible to psychological distress than others.  Because pregnant and postpartum women face unique challenges in the context of the COVID-19… Read More »

High levels of microplastics released from infant feeding bottles during formula prep

New research shows that high levels of microplastics (MPs) are released from infant-feeding bottles (IFBs) during formula preparation. The research also indicates a strong relationship between heat and MP release, such that warmer liquids (formula or water used to sterilise bottles) result in far greater release of MPs. In response, the researchers involved — from… Read More »