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Music Found to Bridge Divide Caused by Dementia
Music Found to Bridge Divide Caused by Dementia

CHICAGO — Exposure to music from a dementia patient’s youth can create an emotional connection between patient and caregiver, according to a new study. The findings suggest music can act as a bridge to interaction between caregivers and loved ones... Read More

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Music Found to Bridge Divide Caused by Dementia

CHICAGO — Exposure to music from a dementia patient’s youth can create an emotional connection between patient and caregiver, according... Read More

Mining Social Media Provides Insight Into Mental Health and Treatment Outcomes
Mining Social Media Provides Insight Into Mental Health and Treatment Outcomes

DUBLIN, Ireland — Real-world evidence drawn from social media can provide treatment providers with enhanced insights into how a patient’s mental health will impact the management of chronic conditions such as gout, a new study says. The research was funded... Read More

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Mining Social Media Provides Insight Into Mental Health and Treatment Outcomes

DUBLIN, Ireland — Real-world evidence drawn from social media can provide treatment providers with enhanced insights into how a patient’s... Read More

Mining Social Media Provides Insight Into Mental Health and Treatment Outcomes

DUBLIN, Ireland — Real-world evidence drawn from social media can provide treatment providers with enhanced insights into how a patient’s... Read More

Survey Reveals US Women Lack Basic Knowledge About Uterine Health

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — A significant percentage of U.S. women lack an awareness of uterine health, including uterine fibroid symptoms and... Read More

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — A significant percentage of U.S. women lack an awareness of uterine health, including uterine fibroid symptoms and treatment options, according to a survey commissioned by Hologic, Inc., a medical technology firm focused on women’s health. Uterine fibroids...


FDA, Veterans Health Administration Partner to Accelerate Medical Device Innovation

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration and the Veterans Health Administration have entered into a new level of collaboration... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration and the Veterans Health Administration have entered into a new level of collaboration intended to help accelerate American medical device innovation.  Under the auspices of a memorandum of understanding signed last week, the...


Oregon Receives First-in-Nation Medicaid Funding for Food, Housing and Nutrition

HERMISTON, Ore. — Oregon on Wednesday became the first state in the nation to receive an influx of significant new... Read More

HERMISTON, Ore. — Oregon on Wednesday became the first state in the nation to receive an influx of significant new federal funding to pilot changes to the state’s Medicaid program. Gov. Kate Brown and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...


Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Early Results of Study

Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease soared early Wednesday after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment... Read More

Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease soared early Wednesday after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease’s progress in a late-stage study. Eisai announced results late Tuesday from a global study...


Study Confirms Link Between COVID Shot and Increased Menstrual Cycle Length
Study Confirms Link Between COVID Shot and Increased Menstrual Cycle Length

WASHINGTON — A new study has confirmed the findings of earlier research that linked COVID-19 vaccination with an average increase in menstrual cycle length of less than one day. The study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health,...

Study Confirms Link Between COVID Shot and Increased Menstrual Cycle Length

WASHINGTON — A new study has confirmed the findings of earlier research that linked COVID-19 vaccination with an average increase... Read More

New York City to Abide by Judge’s Ruling on Vaccine Mandate — For Now
New York City to Abide by Judge’s Ruling on Vaccine Mandate — For Now

NEW YORK — The city of New York will abide by a judge’s order barring enforcement of its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of its largest police union while the decision is being appealed. On Friday, Manhattan State Supreme Court...

New York City to Abide by Judge’s Ruling on Vaccine Mandate — For Now

NEW YORK — The city of New York will abide by a judge’s order barring enforcement of its COVID-19 vaccine... Read More

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Teen Interest in Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars After Roe
Teen Interest in Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars After Roe

Sixteen-year-old Adismarys Abreu had been discussing a long-lasting birth control implant with her mother for about a year as a potential solution to increasing menstrual pain. Then Roe v. Wade was overturned, and Abreu joined the throng of teens rushing...

Teen Interest in Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars After Roe

Sixteen-year-old Adismarys Abreu had been discussing a long-lasting birth control implant with her mother for about a year as a... Read More

Harvard Report Provides Tips on Bullying Chronic Inflammation
Harvard Report Provides Tips on Bullying Chronic Inflammation

BOSTON — A new report from Harvard Medical School offers practical advice on how to deal with chronic, low-grade inflammation, an ailment that contributes to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other life-threatening conditions. Currently, about three out of...

Harvard Report Provides Tips on Bullying Chronic Inflammation

BOSTON — A new report from Harvard Medical School offers practical advice on how to deal with chronic, low-grade inflammation,... Read More

Prenatal Steroid Treatment May Improve Survival for Extremely Preterm Infants
Prenatal Steroid Treatment May Improve Survival for Extremely Preterm Infants

WASHINGTON — Steroid treatment before birth appears to improve survival and reduce complications among extremely preterm infants, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.  Antenatal steroid therapy, given to women at risk of preterm delivery, causes...

Prenatal Steroid Treatment May Improve Survival for Extremely Preterm Infants

WASHINGTON — Steroid treatment before birth appears to improve survival and reduce complications among extremely preterm infants, according to a... Read More

Arizona Judge Revives State’s 19th Century Near-Total Ban on Abortion
Arizona Judge Revives State’s 19th Century Near-Total Ban on Abortion

TUCSON, Ariz. — A near-total ban on abortion written nearly 50 years before Arizona became the nation’s 48th state must be enforced as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a state circuit court...

Arizona Judge Revives State’s 19th Century Near-Total Ban on Abortion

TUCSON, Ariz. — A near-total ban on abortion written nearly 50 years before Arizona became the nation’s 48th state must... Read More

Pfizer Seeks to Expand Omicron Booster to 5- to 11-Year-Olds
Pfizer Seeks to Expand Omicron Booster to 5- to 11-Year-Olds

(AP) -- Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Monday to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11. Elementary school-aged children already received kid-sized doses of Pfizer’s original vaccine, a third of the dose given to everyone... Read More

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Pfizer Seeks to Expand Omicron Booster to 5- to 11-Year-Olds

(AP) -- Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Monday to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to... Read More

Civil Rights Law Targets ‘Cancer Alley’ Discrimination
Civil Rights Law Targets 'Cancer Alley' Discrimination

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Sprawling industrial complexes line the drive east along the Mississippi River to the majority-Black town of Reserve, Louisiana. In the last seven miles the road passes a massive, rust-colored aluminum-oxide refinery, then the Evonik chemical plant,... Read More

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Civil Rights Law Targets 'Cancer Alley' Discrimination

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Sprawling industrial complexes line the drive east along the Mississippi River to the majority-Black town of... Read More

Virginia’s Governor Removes Protections for Transgender Public School Students

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia's governor is facing threats of a major civil rights dispute after he announced this month that... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia's governor is facing threats of a major civil rights dispute after he announced this month that the state’s schools will no longer be required to accommodate special requests for transgender students. All students will be allowed...


Which Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Are Better for You?

WASHINGTON — Last week The Well News ran what turned out to be a wildly popular piece entitled “Older Adults... Read More

WASHINGTON — Last week The Well News ran what turned out to be a wildly popular piece entitled “Older Adults Should Take Calcium, Vitamins D and B12.” In fact, we got so many responses that we decided to contact the...


Study Offers Insight Into Devastating Childhood Battery Injuries

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Despite efforts at prevention, the number of children aged 5 and younger who are taken to... Read More

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Despite efforts at prevention, the number of children aged 5 and younger who are taken to emergency rooms after ingesting or inserting batteries is continuing to rise, according to a recent study. The study was conducted...


As Physician Shortage Looms, Team-Based Care May Help

CHICAGO — The warnings have become all too common — by 2025, many authorities agree, the U.S. is going to... Read More

CHICAGO — The warnings have become all too common — by 2025, many authorities agree, the U.S. is going to face a shortage of physicians. In fact, between September 2022 and 2034, there are likely to be as many as...


CDC Opening Applications for Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program
CDC Opening Applications for Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

ATLANTA — State, local and tribal governments, as well as local nongovernmental organizations, can now partner and begin submitting requests to access monkeypox vaccines through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program.  The new pilot...

CDC Opening Applications for Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

ATLANTA — State, local and tribal governments, as well as local nongovernmental organizations, can now partner and begin submitting requests... Read More

Customers Warned of Injury Risk Associated With Sleep Therapy Masks With Magnetic Clips
Customers Warned of Injury Risk Associated With Sleep Therapy Masks With Magnetic Clips

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Consumers are being warned that the use of certain continuous or bi-level positive airway pressure — also known as CPAP and BiPap — therapy masks with magnetic headgear clips or straps should not be used by or...

Customers Warned of Injury Risk Associated With Sleep Therapy Masks With Magnetic Clips

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Consumers are being warned that the use of certain continuous or bi-level positive airway pressure — also... Read More

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