Satirical essay critiques power imbalances in global health research

When establishing partnerships with research counterparts in under-resourced countries, global health researchers often deploy discourse that claims to focus on sustainability and capacity building. But how is this viewed from the other side of the partnership? A satirical opinion article publishing September 30th in PLOS Biology by Iruka Okeke of University of Ibadan, Nigeria, highlights […]

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New research shows dual therapy upon diagnosis of MIS-C improves cardiac outcomes

A recent study by a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists and infectious disease specialists at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) found that pediatric patients suffering from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) who received initial intensified therapy consisting of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) plus Infliximab had improved cardiac outcomes versus those who received IVIG alone. In addition, those patients […]

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Study: Cancer centers provide superior end-of-life care to dual-eligible cancer patients

Cancer centers and/or health care systems that prioritize coordination and communication provide higher-quality end-of-life care for cancer patients who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, University of Michigan researchers found. Such “dual-eligible” people are more likely than those covered only by Medicare to experience aggressive treatment, like admission to the intensive care unit, shortly […]

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