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Economic impact of coronavirus will be clearer in ‘three or four weeks,’ Mnuchin says

U.S. officials will have a better idea of how the coronavirus outbreak will impact the economy in “three or four weeks,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday. Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at the G-20 summit in Riyadh, Mnuchin said it was difficult to make strong predictions about the economic impact of the outbreak… Read More »

California woman collapsed on Christmas with ‘vape lung’ says ‘I looked dead’

‘I look dead’: California woman who spent two weeks in the hospital with ‘vape lung’ after collapsing on Christmas Day warns urges teens – and adults – to stay away from e-cigarettes Julia Itzen, 37, of Los Angeles, California suddenly collapsed on Christmas Day She wound up spending two weeks in the hospital with ‘vape… Read More »

Healthcare spending is higher over 5 years, mostly due to a rise in prices, says new report

A new report confirms concerns about healthcare costs, as it shows per-person spending is increasing faster than per-capita gross domestic product. Between 2014 and 2018, per-person yearly spending, for those with employer-sponsored insurance, climbed  from $ 4,987 to $ 5,892, an 18.4% increase, according to the 2018 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report released Thursday. … Read More »

Machine learning, AI, telemedicine and other technologies will pose data security risks, says Dr. John Halamka

BOSTON, Mass. – Healthcare is at the cusp of transformative change, and in few areas is this more manifest than in data security, with the next several years seeing the accelerated proliferation of aggregated data, machine learning, telemedicine and heath-enabled mobile devices. There’s great opportunity here, but also more risk, as hackers and malicious actors… Read More »