Too much or not enough: The health care dilemma in developing countries

Globalization has significantly improved access to quality health care but some patients in developing countries are getting too much of it, researchers say. A series of scoping reviews into overdiagnosis and overuse of health care services reveal the problems of too much medicine—already well-established in high-income countries—are now widespread in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). […]

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Moody’s cuts outlook for European banks, including Germany’s, on credit woes

Global credit ratings agency Moody’s downgraded its outlook for banks in Germany, Italy and four other countries to “negative” from “stable” on Wednesday as Europe’s energy crisis and high inflation weaken its economies. The downgrade also affects banking sectors in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, and Moody’s said the grouping includes those most […]

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Scientists define independent subtype of idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease

Multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) comprises a heterogenous group of rare disorders that exhibit generalized symptoms such as swelling of lymph nodes, anemia, fever, and fatigue. The causative factors underlying MCD include Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV)/human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) infections. KSHV/HHV8-negative MCD without association with the POEMS (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M proteins, and skin changes) syndrome […]

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