Thursday, April 2, 2020

UK Furloughed Workers to Get 80% of Monthly Salaries under Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

All UK employers are set to entitled 80 percent of their employees’ monthly salaries under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. The scheme is meant to safeguard furloughed workers who are affected by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Researchers Identify 109 Genetic Variants Linked to Mental Health Disorders

New research has found a strong association between genetic variants and eight psychiatric disorders. Researchers identified 109 genetic variants that are linked to autism, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, and Tourette syndrome.

Ro Online Pharmacy Plans to Test a New Prescription-Delivery Service at $5 a Month

Online pharmacy, Ro, will be testing a new medication service program that will allow the company to offer more than 500 generic medications at only $5 per prescription per month. The service will help Americans to get cheaper generic medications even if they do not have insurance.

Poor Diet Increases Risk of Anxiety Disorders

A new study has found that adults who eat a poor diet are at an increased risk of developing anxiety disorders. Also, other factors such as gender, income status, marital status, immigrant status, and several medical conditions have been associated with anxiety disorders.

Asian Americans Have Worse Health Indicators than Non-Hispanic Whites

A new study has found that Asian Americans tend to have the worst health disparities than non-Hispanic whites when you aggregate the data. When you look at the data collectively, Asian Americans are typically found healthier than the general American population.

Teens with ADHD More Likely To Suffer From STDs and Mental Health Issues

A new study has found that teenagers diagnosed with ADHD in their early childhood are at a greater risk of developing mental health issues, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and car accidents. The findings call for better monitoring of health risks in teens with ADHD.

‘Patients First’ Health Care Package Presented At State House

Democrats presented the Patients First health care package in State House yesterday, which contains four bills. The package aims to bring down the drug costs to people who live in Maine. The package will also protect patients from surprise medical bills and unnecessary fees.