Citizens opt for 3rd dose if there is no private policy yet | India News

MUMBAI: Fear of exposure to the Covid-19 virus is driving health professionals and even some participants in a vaccine study (who were vaccinated in September-October last year), mainly from the vulnerable groups, to opt for the third dose privately. Private organizations extend their third dose vaccination program without providing a certificate. Meanwhile, the government is … Read more

Canada’s breast cancer screening policy based on study flawed: researchers | Health

Researchers say a decades-old Canadian study that influenced breast cancer screening policy found significant flaws in its approach, leading to a “substantial impact” on disease outcomes and possibly contributing to hundreds of “preventable deaths” each year. Two studies — collectively known as the Canadian National Breast Screening Study (CNBSS) — found that mammograms for women … Read more

The Georgia system has fired a doctor for raising concerns about ED policies, the suit says:

An emergency physician filed a lawsuit on Nov. 19 against Houston Healthcare-based Warner Robins, Georgia, claiming he was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about the system’s admissions practices, according to court documents obtained by Becker’s. Rick Nuulph, MD, served as director of the system’s emergency department at Perry Hospital from September 2017 to June … Read more

University of Toronto Professor Dan Breznitz Wins $60,000 Policy Book Prize

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has named University of Toronto Professor Dan Breznitz as the inaugural winner of the $60,000 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy. The new annual award, backed by former BlackBerry CEO Jim Balsillie, recognizes a nonfiction book shaping Canadian public policy discourse. Breznitz received the honor at a private dinner in Toronto … Read more

Bank of Canada says investor needs to correct housing market risks quickly

The Bank of Canada warns that a rush of investors into the country’s housing market this year has fueled prices and increased the risk of a correction. In a virtual speech Tuesday to discuss financial stability issues, Deputy Governor Paul Beaudry said risks surrounding the housing market have increased following a boom in prices that … Read more

Minnesota Must Lift Its Hospital Moratorium | Opinion

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need to reform a number of state policies. In the health care field, Minnesota’s hospital moratorium stands out. This law should be repealed. This law, which replaced similar “Certificate of Need” laws in 1984, prohibits the construction of new hospitals as well as “any construction, construction, conversion, conversion, … Read more

COMMENT: Minnesota Must Lift Its Hospital Moratorium | Guest Columns

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need to reform a number of state policies. In the health care field, Minnesota’s hospital moratorium stands out. This law should be repealed. This law, which replaced similar “Certificate of Need” laws in 1984, prohibits the construction of new hospitals as well as “any construction, construction, conversion, conversion, … Read more

When shopping on Black Friday, keep the return policy in mind | Personal Finance

Take advantage of new return options While returning your items in-store — with a receipt — is the fastest way to get a refund, it’s not always possible. For example, not all retailers are physically present and some people live far from shopping centers. In these cases, shoppers may be able to take advantage of … Read more

Spanish mackerel stock report ‘imminent’ as stakeholders fear for fisheries future

Spain’s mackerel fishery off Australia’s east coast is horribly poorly managed and urgent action is needed to restore stocks, an experienced fisheries expert has warned. Most important points: Spain’s east coast mackerel fishery threatens to collapse, experts say A working group set up to explore management options has not met since April Queensland’s Fisheries Minister … Read more