Tag Archives: Cities

Rectal STIs are still not being diagnosed in many European cities, due to inadequate screening

Despite improvements in the quality of sexual health screening over the past decade, men who have sex with men living in many European cities report not having tests that would detect rectal gonorrhoea or chlamydia, data from the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) show. Improvements have mostly been seen in western Europe, with gaps most… Read More »

Interoperability in cities is improving, but small hospitals lag behind

The U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a report this week examining the state of interoperability among hospitals within 15 major cities. The brief, written by ONC Senior Health Economist Yuriy Pylypchuk and Public Health Analyst Christian Johnson, found that major U.S. cities have high rates of data interoperability, but variation… Read More »

Cities declare racism a health crisis, but some doubt impact

Loading the player… CHICAGO (AP) — Christy DeGallerie noticed a startling trend in her online group for coronavirus survivors: White patients got medications she’d never heard of, were offered X-rays and their doctors listened to their concerns. That wasn’t her experience. When the 29-year-old Black woman sought a COVID-19 test at a New York emergency… Read More »

Cities and States Look to Crack Down on ‘Less-Lethal’ Weapons Used by Police

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). Following nationwide protests against police brutality in which law enforcement officers wounded or blinded protesters, state and local lawmakers and an international police association are taking steps to restrict the use of “less-lethal” weapons that caused the injuries. At least… Read More »