Friday, October 31, 2014
Today's Headlines is prepared daily to help keep you informed about news affecting women's health care and ob-gyn. This brief is derived from the four major national newspapers: The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Please note that the WSJ requires a paid subscription to access articles.
The New York Times
"In New York, Protections Offered for Medical Workers Joining Ebola Fight"
New York officials announced on Thursday that they would offer employee protection and financial guarantees for health care workers joining the fight against the Ebola outbreak in three West African nations. The announcement was an effort to alleviate concerns that the state’s mandatory quarantine policy could deter desperately needed workers from traveling overseas...Read more.
The Washington Post
"Study: Women with More Children Are More Productive at Work"
A recent study from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis found that over the course of a 30-year career, mothers outperformed women without children at almost every stage of the game. In fact, mothers with at least two kids were the most productive of all...Read more.
"Can Your Genes Affect Your Response to Ebola? That’s the Case in These Mice"
Scientists have found a better way to study Ebola in the lab. When they infected a fleet of specially bred mice with the virus, they saw a range of reactions, from zero symptoms to death by hemorrhagic fever. By studying how different genes in mice change the course of infection, they could determine what genes make humans more vulnerable to death by Ebola...Read more.
"Medicare Bought Meds for Dead People"
A report coming out Friday from the Health and Human Services Department’s inspector general says the Medicare rule allows payment for prescriptions filled up to 32 days after a patient’s death — at odds with the program’s basic principles, not to mention common sense...Read more.
The Wall Street Journal
"Europeans’ Plan to do Uncontrolled Ebola Trial Draws Fire"
A consortium including European universities and medical groups plans to give experimental drugs to West African Ebola patients without assigning some to a placebo group, touching off an intense trans-Atlantic quarrel over what is ethical and effective in treating the virus...Read more.
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