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Teenagers drank more than $17 billion worth of alcohol in 2016, a new study finds. Here's why experts worry that COVID-19 has fueled the fire of underage drinking.

Experts fear that the COVID-19 pandemic has fanned the flames of underage alcohol consumption. Vincent Besnault A study found that young people in the US consumed more than $17 billion worth of alcohol in 2016. One study author named hard seltzers as one driver of underage alcohol consumption. A psychiatrist told Insider that the pandemic has exacerbated alcohol consumption among youth. See more stories on Insider's business page. Underage youths consumed nearly one-tenth of all the al...
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Half of new Southern California jobs are in ‘fun’ businesses

Providing fun once again powered Southern California’s pandemic-era jobs rebound with almost half of May’s hiring coming from leisure and hospitality industries previously hammered by “stay at home” orders and a reluctance to travel. My trusty spreadsheet, filled with state job figures, found local bosses had 7.28 million employees last month in the four counties covered by the Southern California News Group. That’s up 69,700 in a month vs. 69,400 hires in April and an average 50,100 monthly hir...
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Nearly half of unvaccinated Americans say they'll definitely not get a vaccine, new poll finds

A child receives a COVID-19 vaccine on May 13 in Houston. Getty Images/Brandon Bell More than half of all Americans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those who haven't, nearly half said they would definitely not get a vaccine, a new poll found. Fewer than a quarter of unvaccinated Americans said they're probably or definitely getting a shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has vaccinated more than half of all Americans against COVID...
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The Biden administration will invest $3.2 billion in COVID-19 antiviral drugs

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File The Biden administration announced Thursday that it will invest $3.2 billion in the development and manufacturing of antiviral medicines for COVID-19 and other viruses with "pandemic potential.""New antivirals that prevent serious COVID-19 illness and death, especially oral drugs that could be taken at home early in the course of disease, would be powerful tools for battling the pandemic and saving lives," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the...
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The Biden administration plans to invest $3.2 billion in COVID-19 antiviral drugs

President Joe Biden. Evan Vucci/AP The Biden administration is putting $3.2 billion toward antiviral medicines for COVID-19. The ideal drug could be taken early in the course of an illness to prevent hospitalization. So far, the FDA has only approved one drug to treat COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration announced on Thursday that it will invest $3.2 billion in the development and manufacturing of antiviral medicines f...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, Fda, The New York Times, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, National Institute of Allergy, Pandemic, Breaking, COVID


‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to the Obama era health care law on Thursday, turning aside an effort by Republican-led states to throw out the law that provides insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact in ruling that Texas, other GOP-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance b...
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Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health law

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance because of the law popularly known as “Obamacare.” The law’s major provi...
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Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health care law, preserving coverage for millions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health care law, preserving coverage for millions.
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Google's health team is reorganizing

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:Google's healthcare team is reorganizing;Doctors and drugmakers disagree on when we might need coronavirus booster shots;What a lawsuit against Centene reveals about pharmaceutical middlemen.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it...Just a heads up that there will be no newsletter tomorrow, i...
Tags: Google, Mississippi, US, Trends, Canada, Healthcare, Ohio, Fitbit, Wall Street Journal, Bernie Sanders, Newsletters, Centene, Ron DeSantis, CureVac, Google health, Geisinger Health


CureVac's COVID-19 shot just failed in a large trial, a major setback for the Gates-backed biotech

An employee of German biopharmaceutical company CureVac. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert CureVac's experimental COVID-19 vaccine failed in a pivotal clinical study, the biotech said Wednesday. It's the first late-stage study to flop, with CureVac's vaccine showing 47% effectiveness. The German biotech saw its stock price drop by more than 50% in post-market trading. See more stories on Insider's business page. A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the German biotech CureVac f...
Tags: Health, Science, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccine, Biotech, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, CureVac, Andrew Dunn, Coronavirus, COVID, Dispensed, Andreas Gebert, Franz Werner Haas


One year or 5? Doctors and drug companies increasingly disagree about when we'll need COVID-19 booster shots

Marianne Ayala/Insider Booster shots may not be medically necessary for another one to five years, disease experts wager. But pharmaceutical companies are prepping to distribute boosters to the US before the end of 2021. In either case, boosters probably won't require the same urgency as initial vaccines do. See more stories on Insider's business page. The next vaccine race is underway - this time for booster shots.Leading vaccine developers, including Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Trends, UPS, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Philadelphia, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cornell University


CVS accidentally exposed a database containing 1 billion data points, including searches for medications and COVID-19 vaccines

A cybersecurity researcher discovered a CVS database containing 1 billion data points, including searches for COVID-19 vaccines and medications. Johnny Louis/Getty Images In March, a cybersecurity researcher discovered a CVS database including 1 billion data points. It contained searches for COVID-19 vaccines and medications, the researcher said on Website Planet. Researcher Jeremiah Fowler told Forbes CVS took the data set down within one day of him notifying the firm. See more stories on...
Tags: News, Trends, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, Cvs, Forbes, Fowler, CVS Health, Data Leak, Jeremiah Fowler, Allana Akhtar, Covid-19 Vaccine, Johnny Louis Getty, Forbes CVS


CVS inadvertently leaked a database containing 1 billion data points, including searches for medications and COVID-19 vaccines

A cybersecurity researcher discovered a CVS database containing 1 billion data points, including searches for COVID-19 vaccines and medications. Johnny Louis/Getty Images In March, a cybersecurity researcher discovered a CVS database including 1 billion data points. It contained searches for COVID-19 vaccines and medications, the researcher said on Website Planet. Researcher Jeremiah Fowler told Forbes CVS took the data set down within one day of him notifying the firm. See more stories on...
Tags: News, Trends, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, Cvs, Forbes, Fowler, CVS Health, Data Leak, Jeremiah Fowler, Allana Akhtar, Covid-19 Vaccine, Johnny Louis Getty, Forbes CVS


The investors that stand to make the most as Bright Health goes public

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:These are the investors that stand to make the most as Bright Health goes public;The "supertaster" gene might be linked to protection against COVID-19;The US has passed 600,000 coronavirus deaths.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... Bright Health CEO Mike Mikan Bright Health Brigh...
Tags: Ipo, US, Trends, Getty Images, Healthcare, Johns Hopkins University, Newsletters, St Jude Medical Center, Bright Health, Fullerton CA, COVID, Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, Dispensed, Lydia Read, Insider Healthcare, Joseph Trejo


With iOS 15, Apple reveals just how far Health has come — and how much further it can go

Apple’s recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote was packed with new features for iPhones, Macs and iPads — and like it has done pretty consistently since the debut of its original ‘Health’ app in 2014, those included updates focused on personal health and wellness. Often, it’s impossible to assess the impact of the work Apple is doing in these areas in the moment, and health-related feature announcements aren’t generally as splashy as user interface overhauls for Apple’s device sof...
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Workers to picket Tenet hospitals over alleged understaffing, health insurance concerns

Workers plan to picket three Tenet Healthcare hospitals Wednesday, June 16, alleging the facilities are understaffed and have left some employees without health insurance while the company has received billions in federal COVID-19 relief funds and spent $1.1 billion to buy 45 surgery centers. The employees, including respiratory therapists, housekeepers, nursing assistants and medical technicians, are represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). They will gather outside Founta...
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Oman reports new cases of black fungus in COVID-19 patients following 'epidemic' of the infection in India

Omani healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Oman's capital Muscat on June 8, 2021. MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP via Getty Images Mucorymycosis has been seen in patients with particularly severe cases of COVID-19. The fungal infection has a high mortality rate, requiring the removal of infected tissue. Doctors in Oman have encountered at least three COVID-19 patients with "black fungus," the AP said. See more stories on ...
Tags: Cdc, India, Trends, Ap, Healthcare, Delta, Oman, Associated Press, Muscat, Charles Davis, Afp, Arabian Peninsula, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black Fungus, Coronavirus, COVID-19


National charity RIP Medical Debt just wiped out $278 million of medical debt for over eighty thousand Americans, Wall Street Journal reports

Passengers wearing face masks wait for their bus in front of a national debt display on Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Washington on Monday, May 18, 2020 Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A national charity is wiping out $278 million in medical debt for 82,000 low-income Americans. See more stories on Insider's business page. National charity RIP Medical Debt announced on Tuesday that it will buy $278 million of medical debt from hospitals in Tennessee and Virginia, in a bid to he...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Virginia, Trends, Getty Images, Tennessee, Healthcare, Journal, Medical Debt, Bill Clark, Pennsylvania Ave NW, CQ Roll Call Inc, Ballad Health, RIP Medical Debt, Azmi Haroun


Jarden Brief: Sydney house prices hit fresh highs

Keeping you up to date with the latest market moves, in association with Investment firm Jarden New Zealand Yesterday, the NZX50 climbed 1.1 per cent to 12,696.39 points.Healthcare and consumer non-cyclical stocks were performing... [Author: [email protected]]
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Why middle-aged Americans are struggling the most with their physical and mental health - and what other nations are doing better

Many middle-aged Americans are running thin, and COVID-19 only made it worse. Marc Romanelli/Getty Today's middle-aged Americans report more stress and poorer wellbeing compared to those in the 1990s. Compared to adults in countries like Germany and South Korea, US middle-aged adults fare even worse. Offering improved resources like paid leave, health insurance, and childcare could help. See more stories on Insider's business page. Midlife was once considered a time to enjoy the fr...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Mexico, Germany, US, America, Trends, Childcare, Stress, Mental Health, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Biden, Midlife, Nordic


We went inside the labs where DNA-testing startup Helix has been running coronavirus tests

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:We went inside Helix's San Diego labs to see how the consumer genetics company confronted the pandemic;Primary care upstarts aren't rushing to provide care to people on Medicaid, and it's not just because of the money;Transplant patients are getting illicit third vaccine doses.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lyd...
Tags: US, Trends, Healthcare, San Diego, Helix, Medicaid, Kaiser Health News, Wuhan, Bay Area, Afp, Humana, Newsletters, Strasbourg France, Primary Care, HCA Healthcare, Frederick Florin


Valencia resident reunites with doctors who helped get him back on his feet after spinal injury

John Knight, who had a spinal injury and paralysis, holds his 14-month-old daughter Alyssa during a visit on Monday, June 14, 2021 to Northridge Hospital Medical Center’s physical therapy department where he learned to walk again. At 13 months Alyssa took her first steps on the same day her father walked again three years earlier. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) John Knight visits with Dr. Danny Arzanipour, medical director of rehab, and physical therapist Gary Quist...
Tags: Health, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Community, John, Local News, Valencia, Knight, LA County, Tahiti, San Fernando Valley, Alana, Alyssa


Novavax says its coronavirus shot is 90% effective

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:Novavax's coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective at preventing COVID-19;The CDC is investigating whether there's a link between coronavirus shots and rare cases of heart inflammation in young people;Biden's $400 billion home-care plan is in jeopardy.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to ...
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2021 2022 Medicare Part B Part D IRMAA Premium Brackets

[Update on June 14, 2021: Include projections for 2022. My projections for 2021 matched 100% the official numbers. ] Seniors age 65 or older can sign up for Medicare. The government calls people who receive Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare beneficiaries must pay a premium for Medicare Part B that covers doctors’ services and Medicare Part D that covers prescription drugs. The premiums paid by Medicare beneficiaries cover about 25% of the program costs for Part B and Part D. The government pay...
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Google will let enterprises store their Google Workspace encryption keys

As ubiquitous as Google Docs has become in the last year alone, a major criticism often overlooked by the countless workplaces who use it is that it isn’t end-to-end encrypted, allowing Google — or any requesting government agency — access to a company’s files. But Google is finally addressing that key complaint with a round of updates that will let customers shield their data by storing their own encryption keys. Google Workspace, the company’s enterprise offering that includes Google Docs, Sli...
Tags: Google, Security, Technology, Privacy, Finance, Cloud Storage, Tech, Encryption, Cryptography, End-to-end Encryption, Healthcare, Computing, Google Docs, Data Protection, Api, Google-Drive


Novavax says its coronavirus vaccine was 90% effective in a large trial, moving the shot a step closer to widespread use

lechatnoir/Getty Images Novavax said its coronavirus vaccine was 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. The shot succeeded in a study that enrolled almost 30,000 volunteers in the US and Mexico. The Maryland biotech plans to ask US regulators for permission to give the shot more widely. See more stories on Insider's business page. The biotech company Novavax said on Monday that its coronavirus vaccine succeeded in a final-stage clinical trial, demonstrating 90% efficacy at preventing...
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Doctors in India are reporting COVID-19 patients with gangrene, hearing loss, and diarrhea - but there's not enough data to prove they're caused by the Delta variant

A woman is seen on oxygen support moments before she collapsed while waiting to get tested for Covid-19 infection, at MMG hospital, on April 21, 2021 in Ghaziabad, India. Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Doctors in India say COVID-19 patients have unusual symptoms that could be due to the Delta variant. They include gangrene and hearing loss. There aren't enough sequencing tests sent to labs to know if these are unique to the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's b...
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Why LA County’s rebound is a must for California’s economy

California needs its biggest job market to catch up to the rest of the state as it thaws from a coronavirus-chilled economy. Los Angeles County has been a huge drag on the state’s overall recovery that has, by several measures, been well behind the national pace. Consider: L.A.’s unemployment rate was 11% in April compared with 4.7% in February 2020, just before the pandemic hammered life and business. That’s a stomach-churning 6.3 percentage-point increase — even after 2021’s economic uptick. N...
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Southern California hospitals don’t require vaccines as condition of employment

By Fred Shuster, City News Service LOS ANGELES >> While some hospitals in other parts of the country face pushback from employees over mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties have largely avoided the issue, with hospital representatives telling City News Service they aren’t requiring workers to get the vaccine. The uproar from some hospital employees gained national attention this week, when the Houston Methodist hospital system in Texas suspended 17...
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What a controversial drug approval could mean for future Alzheimer's treatments

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and this week in healthcare news:A controversial Alzheimer's drug approval poses some big challenges for the future of the field;We chronicled the history of Noom, which raised $540 million from top investors after spending a decade trying to crack the weight-loss app business;Amazon and Walmart face off on discounting prescriptions.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Tips, comments? Email me at [email protected]
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