Health

2022-08-03 21:43:09
by Alexa Hornbeck
Stem Cell Transplant Shows Success at HIV Remission in Fourth Patient 

One of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States, known as City of Hope, announced on July 27... Read More

One of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States, known as City of Hope, announced on July 27 that a fourth patient, who has the longest diagnosis of HIV yet, has gone into remission after receiving a blood... Read More

2022-08-03 21:41:09
by Alexa Hornbeck
Reps. Sewell, Buchanan Move to Preserve Access to Home Health Care 

U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., are attempting to preserve access to home health services for seniors... Read More

U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., are attempting to preserve access to home health services for seniors and Americans with disabilities by preventing proposed cuts to home health payment rates from taking effect. The representatives introduced H.R. 8581,... Read More

2022-08-03 21:39:16
by Alexa Hornbeck
NIH Looks to Educate Researchers on AI and Machine Learning

The National Institutes of Health has entered into a collaboration with Google and the University of Arkansas as of Aug.... Read More

The National Institutes of Health has entered into a collaboration with Google and the University of Arkansas as of Aug. 1, to help educate biomedical researchers on the ways that artificial intelligence and machine learning can help enhance and streamline... Read More

2022-08-03 21:37:10
by Alexa Hornbeck
Reproductive Freedom for All Act Aims to Undo Dobbs 

Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, are striving to undo the Supreme... Read More

Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, are striving to undo the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and create a federal law that preserves the right to reproductive freedom.  The... Read More

2022-08-03 21:22:15
by Dan McCue
Biden Signs Executive Order to Support Women Seeking Out-of-State Abortions

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday that directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday that directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to work with states to use Medicaid waivers to pay the expenses of women who have to cross state lines... Read More

2022-08-03 21:05:52
by Alexa Hornbeck
Governors Declare State of Emergency in Response to Monkeypox Outbreaks 

Governors in California, Illinois and New York have declared a state of emergency due to monkeypox outbreaks. As of Wednesday,... Read More

Governors in California, Illinois and New York have declared a state of emergency due to monkeypox outbreaks. As of Wednesday, 826 cases have been identified in California, 533 in Illinois, and 1,617 cases in New York.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a... Read More

2022-08-03 20:57:21
by Alexa Hornbeck
Toddler Develops Long-Term Illness Due to Rare Virus From Tick Bite

A 3-year-old from Pennsylvania named Jonny Simoson recently contracted what is known as a rare Powassan virus from a tick... Read More

A 3-year-old from Pennsylvania named Jonny Simoson recently contracted what is known as a rare Powassan virus from a tick bite. The rare virus causes infection to the brain and tissue that surrounds it.  The number of reported cases of... Read More

2022-08-03 20:55:08
by Alexa Hornbeck
Sens. Booker and Smith Seek to Protect Access to Medication Abortions

U.S. Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., are working to affirm the Food and Drug Administration’s authority over... Read More

U.S. Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., are working to affirm the Food and Drug Administration’s authority over state law for all FDA-approved reproductive health products, such as drugs used for medication abortions. The senators introduced the Protecting National Access... Read More

2022-08-03 13:30:12
by Alexa Hornbeck
Senate Greenlights Health Care Bill for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate, in a broadly bipartisan 86-11 vote on Tuesday night, approved a measure to provide health... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate, in a broadly bipartisan 86-11 vote on Tuesday night, approved a measure to provide health care and benefits for millions of veterans injured by exposure to toxins, from Agent Orange in Vietnam to burn pits... Read More

2022-08-02 20:48:56
by Dan McCue
Justice Dept. Sues to Block New Idaho Abortion Law

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the state of Idaho on Tuesday to block its new and highly restrictive abortion... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the state of Idaho on Tuesday to block its new and highly restrictive abortion law claiming it violates a federal law requiring a majority of hospitals to provide medical care to those who need... Read More

2022-08-02 18:39:26
by Alexa Hornbeck
Peters Drives Efforts to Clean Up Michigan’s Forever Chemicals

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., who serves as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security... Read More

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., who serves as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, is taking new actions to hold Michigan polluters accountable for contaminating the environment with per- and polyfluoroalkyl... Read More

2022-07-27 23:55:28
by Alexa Hornbeck
For Coal Miners With Black Lung Disease, New Acts Offer Hope

WASHINGTON — The phone was quiet as Danny Fouts, a 48-year-old retired coal miner with a thick Kentucky accent, tried... Read More

WASHINGTON — The phone was quiet as Danny Fouts, a 48-year-old retired coal miner with a thick Kentucky accent, tried to take another breath. The ventilator gushed out more oxygen into his body, helping his lungs to function. His lungs... Read More

2022-07-27 21:20:36
by Alexa Hornbeck
Sens. Booker, Paul Aim to Increase Access to Drugs for the Terminally Ill

Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Rand Paul, R-K.Y., are helping terminally ill patients who have exhausted all approved treatment options... Read More

Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Rand Paul, R-K.Y., are helping terminally ill patients who have exhausted all approved treatment options get access to care not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  The July 26 legislation is called the Right... Read More

2022-07-27 21:18:07
by Alexa Hornbeck
Doctors Warned About Telehealth Fraud

The Office of Inspector General and Department of Health and Human Services on July 20 warned practitioners to exercise caution... Read More

The Office of Inspector General and Department of Health and Human Services on July 20 warned practitioners to exercise caution when entering arrangements with purported telemedicine companies. According to the fraud alert, dozens of investigations of fraud schemes have revealed that... Read More

2022-07-27 21:13:34
by Alexa Hornbeck
Report Examines Health Outcomes of Children Conceived Through Fertility Treatments 

A study released on Tuesday from researchers at the University of Bristol examines the question of whether concerns about the effects of... Read More

A study released on Tuesday from researchers at the University of Bristol examines the question of whether concerns about the effects of fertility treatment on children’s development are warranted. Since the first child was born by way of in vitro fertilization, a... Read More

2022-07-27 21:11:20
by Alexa Hornbeck
New Rankings Show Best and Worst States for Wellness 

A new report released by a wellness company called Life Extension examines the best and worst states for wellness in the U.S.... Read More

A new report released by a wellness company called Life Extension examines the best and worst states for wellness in the U.S. According to the findings, California ranks number one for the best state, followed by Arizona and Florida, while Alabama ranks... Read More

2022-07-27 21:09:42
by Alexa Hornbeck
Delaware Expands Services for Maternal and Infant Health

Delaware Gov. John Carney is working to improve maternal and infant health after signing multiple pieces of legislation on July... Read More

Delaware Gov. John Carney is working to improve maternal and infant health after signing multiple pieces of legislation on July 25 to better support new moms and babies.  The legislative package includes 6 bills — H.B. 340, H.B. 344(S), H.B. 342, H.B. 345, H.B. 343 and H.B.... Read More

2022-07-27 21:07:29
by Alexa Hornbeck
Famine and Exposure to Infectious Diseases Explain Human Ability to Consume Milk

An article published on July 27 in Nature offers new insights into milk consumption and the evolution of lactose tolerance. The study... Read More

An article published on July 27 in Nature offers new insights into milk consumption and the evolution of lactose tolerance. The study finds that famine and exposure to infectious diseases explain our ability to consume milk and other dairy products.  To conduct... Read More

2022-07-27 21:05:26
by Alexa Hornbeck
Study Shows Regular Napping Is a Risk Factor for Stroke  

A study published in the journal Hypertension on July 25 finds that daytime napping on a regular basis is associated with higher... Read More

A study published in the journal Hypertension on July 25 finds that daytime napping on a regular basis is associated with higher risks for high blood pressure and stroke.  To conduct the study, researchers from China used a napping frequency survey and... Read More

2022-07-27 20:10:36
by Alexa Hornbeck
White House Says Next COVID Vaccine Could Come in Many Forms

WASHINGTON — The White House is working with partners in the public and private sector on developing the next generation... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House is working with partners in the public and private sector on developing the next generation of COVID-19 vaccines, but there’s no telling whether it will take the form of a patch, shot, nasal spray or... Read More

Indiana Abortion Debate Draws Protest Crowds, Vice President

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of people arguing the abortion issue surrounded the Indiana Statehouse and filled its corridors Monday as... Read More

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of people arguing the abortion issue surrounded the Indiana Statehouse and filled its corridors Monday as state lawmakers began consideration of a Republican proposal to ban nearly all abortions in the state and Vice President Kamala Harris denounced... Read More

2022-07-24 15:42:34
by Dan McCue
WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency

GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the growing monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international... Read More

GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the growing monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, the highest alert issued by the agency. In announcing the designation, the United Nations' health agency is saying it... Read More

Biden Scraps Announcing Crime Plan After Positive COVID Test

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden abruptly canceled a trip to Pennsylvania, where he had planned to propose a steep funding increase... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden abruptly canceled a trip to Pennsylvania, where he had planned to propose a steep funding increase for police on Thursday, after testing positive for COVID-19. The Democratic president was set to ask Congress to spend roughly $37... Read More

2022-07-20 23:09:58
by Alexa Hornbeck
VA’s Dicey Rollout of Electronic Health Record Program Sees Slow Recovery 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is continuing the rollout of the electronic health record modernization program, despite... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is continuing the rollout of the electronic health record modernization program, despite 14 reports from the Inspector General’s Office revealing a number of patient safety issues at the five sites where the... Read More

2022-07-20 21:24:42
by Alexa Hornbeck
NYC Looks to Amend Law on Communicable Diseases and Mandatory Confinement

This month Assemblyman Joseph Giglio, R-Gowanda, introduced A.10562, a bill that would amend the state Public Health Law that mandates involuntary... Read More

This month Assemblyman Joseph Giglio, R-Gowanda, introduced A.10562, a bill that would amend the state Public Health Law that mandates involuntary confinement of those with a communicable disease or suspected of having a communicable disease. “This act would ensure that no... Read More

2022-07-20 21:23:01
by Alexa Hornbeck
Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed Until October 

The declaration of the Public Health Emergency has been extended again, this time until Oct. 13, 2022. On Jan. 31, 2020, former... Read More

The declaration of the Public Health Emergency has been extended again, this time until Oct. 13, 2022. On Jan. 31, 2020, former Health Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared the COVID-19 public health emergency and indicated that the declaration could only be... Read More

2022-07-20 21:21:09
by Alexa Hornbeck
Parents Press Insurers to Cover the Costs of Wilderness Therapy

Since the early 2000s a series of news stories have highlighted the use of wilderness therapy as a resource for... Read More

Since the early 2000s a series of news stories have highlighted the use of wilderness therapy as a resource for battling depression for those with suicidal thoughts and drug use. Many of these stories also highlight the thousands of dollars in costs... Read More

2022-07-20 21:19:14
by Alexa Hornbeck
CDC Finds Drug Overdose Deaths Increased 30%

Drug overdose deaths increased 30% from 2019 to 2020, according to an analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read More

Drug overdose deaths increased 30% from 2019 to 2020, according to an analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on July 19. The agency noted that disparities exist among certain racial and ethnic minority populations. According to the... Read More

2022-07-20 21:16:34
by Alexa Hornbeck
Numbers Rising for Women Developing Diabetes in Pregnancy  

The number of women who developed diabetes during pregnancy increased 30% between 2016 and 2020, according a report from the U.S. Centers... Read More

The number of women who developed diabetes during pregnancy increased 30% between 2016 and 2020, according a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. Gestational diabetes can develop during pregnancy in women who don’t already have diabetes.... Read More

2022-07-20 21:13:04
by Alexa Hornbeck
CDC Panel Recommends Fourth COVID Vaccine for Use in the US

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Tuesday recommended the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine... Read More

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Tuesday recommended the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for use as a primary series in adults aged 18 years and older.  “If you have been waiting for a... Read More

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