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Quorum Health to emerge from bankruptcy next month

Dive Brief: For-profit hospital operator Quorum Health received approval of its plan to recapitalize the business Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Quorum expects to emerge from bankruptcy in early July, according to regulatory filings. The system filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy April 7 to address current liquidity needs while continuing… Read More »

Watch Jennifer Hudson Belt ‘Respect’ in First Trailer for Aretha Franklin Biopic

The trailer for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, had its debut on Sunday night at the BET Awards. The trailer starts off with Jennifer Hudson—in a shimmering gold dress—belting out the song Aretha made iconic: “Respect.” The word is lit up behind her in giant letters. Do you have the chills yet? You should.… Read More »

German healthcare market rich with potential for app developers

Research conducted last year by consulting company Roland Berger predicts that the German digital health market volume will grow exponentially in coming years. The sector could well be worth €38 billion by 2025, said Julia Pietsch, digital health expert at Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI). GTAI is the economic development agency for the Federal Republic… Read More »

Promising treatment to slow kidney disease doesn’t prove out in clinical trial

Historically, half or more of people with type 1 diabetes develop kidney disease, which frequently progresses to kidney failure requiring hemodialysis or a kidney transplant for survival. The high rate of this diabetic complication has dropped slightly in recent years, with the advent of better ways to control blood glucose (sugar) levels and improved blood… Read More »

WHO, global partners launch $18B COVID-19 vaccine initiative

As wealthy countries race to secure supplies of potential COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled (PDF) an ambitious effort with global partners to provide billions of doses worldwide. Under an $ 18 billion program, the WHO—plus global groups Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)—aim to speed the… Read More »