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2021-10-20 18:00:57
by Alexa Hornbeck
Middle-Aged Women at Higher Risk of ‘Broken Heart’ Syndrome

LOS ANGELES - A new study from researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center appears to confirm what many have long argued:... Read More

LOS ANGELES - A new study from researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center appears to confirm what many have long argued: That a “broken heart” really can lead to long-term heart injury. “We know from other studies the heart-brain connection is... Read More

2021-10-15 19:17:24
by Reece Nations
Texas Removes LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline After Primary Challenger Goads Abbott

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has taken down a webpage that offered resources to... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has taken down a webpage that offered resources to LGBTQ youth after criticism was leveled at Gov. Greg Abbott by a primary challenger for its inclusion. Former Texas state... Read More

2021-10-07 13:40:14
by Alexa Hornbeck
Eating Within Consistent 10-Hour Window Reduces Risk of Chronic Diseases

Researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Salk Institute conducted a review of time-restricted eating that shows... Read More

Researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Salk Institute conducted a review of time-restricted eating that shows eating within an 8-10-hour window can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.  “Just like... Read More

2021-10-06 21:02:34
by Alexa Hornbeck
Mental Health Practices Are Changing in Work Places

A new report from Mind Share Partners, a non-profit changing the culture of workplace mental health, finds that there has... Read More

A new report from Mind Share Partners, a non-profit changing the culture of workplace mental health, finds that there has been an increase in employees leaving jobs for mental health reasons, and companies are taking new steps to address employee's... Read More

COVID-Related Attacks Prompt Hospital to Issue Panic Buttons

Nurses and hundreds of other staff members will soon begin wearing panic buttons at a Missouri hospital where assaults on... Read More

Nurses and hundreds of other staff members will soon begin wearing panic buttons at a Missouri hospital where assaults on workers tripled after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cox Medical Center Branson is using grant money to add buttons... Read More

Is John Hinckley, Who Shot Reagan, No Longer a Threat?

Lawyers are scheduled to meet in federal court on Monday to discuss whether John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried... Read More

Lawyers are scheduled to meet in federal court on Monday to discuss whether John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, should be freed from court-imposed restrictions including overseeing his medical care and keeping up with... Read More

2021-09-22 20:51:59
by Alexa Hornbeck
OSHA Will Issue Federal Heat Standard for U.S. Workplaces 

WASHINGTON -- Extreme heat has played a role in worsening health outcomes, especially for minority communities and for construction and... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Extreme heat has played a role in worsening health outcomes, especially for minority communities and for construction and farm workers at risk of heat stroke.  In response to rising temperatures due to climate change, the Occupational Safety and... Read More

2021-09-22 20:45:52
by Alexa Hornbeck
NIH Invests $1.67 Million to Study How Vaccines Impact the Menstrual Cycle 

WASHINGTON -- The NIH recently invested $1.67 million in five institutions to explore the link between COVID-19 vaccines and menstruation... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The NIH recently invested $1.67 million in five institutions to explore the link between COVID-19 vaccines and menstruation changes, as some women are reporting irregular or missing menstrual periods after receiving a vaccine.  Only a few weeks after... Read More

2021-09-22 15:29:31
by Alexa Hornbeck
Dance Program for Those With Parkinson's Disease Comes to DC

WASHINGTON -- Dance for PD, an international dance program which teaches individuals with Parkinson's disease how to dance, will soon... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Dance for PD, an international dance program which teaches individuals with Parkinson's disease how to dance, will soon provide in-person classes in the Washington, D.C. area.  “When we opened up the dance center, we wanted it to be... Read More

2021-09-13 16:01:53
by Alexa Hornbeck
Police Reform Law Creates Issues for Officers Responding to Mental Health Calls

A new law is dissuading some law enforcement officials in Washington from taking mental health calls, according to a memo... Read More

A new law is dissuading some law enforcement officials in Washington from taking mental health calls, according to a memo from the attorney general’s office.  “Recently, certain law enforcement agencies may have expressed concerns that House Bill 1310 limits when... Read More

2021-09-08 19:51:27
by Alexa Hornbeck
The Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Workers

The results of a recent survey from the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk underscore how the coronavirus pandemic... Read More

The results of a recent survey from the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk underscore how the coronavirus pandemic has created constraints on the demand for work even as it limits the number of workers available to hire. AGC... Read More

2021-09-08 19:49:45
by Alexa Hornbeck
How Health Is Impacted by Extreme Heat

There have always been periods of extreme heat in the U.S., but now researchers estimate that climate change could make... Read More

There have always been periods of extreme heat in the U.S., but now researchers estimate that climate change could make these periods more frequent, widespread, and severe over the next 30 years.  A recent report from the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne... Read More

Dealing With Mental Health Crisis One Zoom Call at a Time

CHICAGO (AP) — The sergeant had so little use for the tablet that she did not bother to grab it... Read More

CHICAGO (AP) — The sergeant had so little use for the tablet that she did not bother to grab it from the seat of her squad car when she ran into the house where a suicidal man was screaming and... Read More

2021-08-17 13:59:14
by Alexa Hornbeck
Brown University Denies Readmission to Dozens of Students on Mental Health Leave

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Justice Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island recently announced a settlement agreement... Read More

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Justice Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island recently announced a settlement agreement with Brown University, which denied readmissions to undergraduate students taking medical leave for mental health. “The settlement should not be... Read More

2021-08-13 14:19:05
by Alexa Hornbeck
Pennsylvania Expands Postpartum Coverage for Mothers

HARRISBURG, Penn. -- Pennsylvania lawmakers recently announced plans to expand the Medicaid postpartum coverage period for mothers. The extension will... Read More

HARRISBURG, Penn. -- Pennsylvania lawmakers recently announced plans to expand the Medicaid postpartum coverage period for mothers. The extension will take effect on April 1, 2022.  “Pennsylvania has worked to protect and support mothers before, during and after birth for... Read More

2021-08-03 14:31:55
by Alexa Hornbeck
Half of Virginia Psychiatric Hospitals Forced to Close to New Patients Due to Overcrowding

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services has struggled for years with patient overcrowding in state mental health... Read More

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services has struggled for years with patient overcrowding in state mental health hospitals. Then, on July 9, five out of the eight state psychiatric hospitals were forced to temporarily close to new... Read More

2021-07-28 13:16:59
by Alexa Hornbeck
How Acupuncture May Help Treat COVID-19

A study by Chinese researchers examines the ability of acupuncture treatment to suppress inflammatory stress, improve immunity, and regulate nervous... Read More

A study by Chinese researchers examines the ability of acupuncture treatment to suppress inflammatory stress, improve immunity, and regulate nervous system function to help patients with COVID-19.  “Acupuncture is widely used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, such as osteoarthritis,... Read More

2021-07-21 20:50:11
by Alexa Hornbeck
Global Summit Leaders Aim to End Sexual Exploitation

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Online Global Summit, hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, is holding a... Read More

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Online Global Summit, hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, is holding a week-long event, July 20-24, that brings together professionals from sexual abuse and exploitation sectors to discuss how to connect, educate... Read More

Device Taps Brain Waves to Help Paralyzed Man Communicate

In a medical first, researchers harnessed the brain waves of a paralyzed man unable to speak — and turned what... Read More

In a medical first, researchers harnessed the brain waves of a paralyzed man unable to speak — and turned what he intended to say into sentences on a computer screen. It will take years of additional research but the study,... Read More

2021-07-14 15:47:56
by TWN Staff
Commerce Secretary Says Aging Population Will Hit US Like ‘Ton of Bricks’

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Monday that the United States’ aging population will hit the economy “like a ton of... Read More

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Monday that the United States’ aging population will hit the economy “like a ton of bricks” without increased federal aid for at-home elder and disabled care. Raimondo made the comments during an interview with Reuters,... Read More

2021-07-14 15:20:32
by TWN Staff
Chronic Stress Can Wreak Havoc on Your Mind and Body

Feeling constantly under attack? According to a new report on the Mayo Clinic website, it may just be a case... Read More

Feeling constantly under attack? According to a new report on the Mayo Clinic website, it may just be a case of your body naturally treating minor hassles as full-blown threats. But you don’t have to let stress control your life,... Read More

2021-07-14 14:36:31
by Alexa Hornbeck
Pandemic Reawakens Trauma for Those Living with HIV

The impact of COVID-19 has been traumatic for many, but for those living with HIV the pandemic may have reawakened... Read More

The impact of COVID-19 has been traumatic for many, but for those living with HIV the pandemic may have reawakened feelings of social exclusion and fear with receiving a positive status.  “I'm an HIV positive person and I just survived... Read More

2021-07-13 19:41:47
by Dan McCue
House Rules Committee to Host Roundtable on Hunger Crisis

WASHINGTON - The House Rules Committee will hold a roundtable examining local innovations in combating hunger on Thursday, at 3:30... Read More

WASHINGTON - The House Rules Committee will hold a roundtable examining local innovations in combating hunger on Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. The event is the fifth in a series of committee events highlighting the reality of food insecurity in America... Read More

2021-07-08 13:08:25
by Tom Ramstack
Attorneys for Britney Spears Resign From Conservatorship Case

The court-appointed attorneys representing Britney Spears in her conservatorship case resigned Tuesday after the pop icon asked a judge for... Read More

The court-appointed attorneys representing Britney Spears in her conservatorship case resigned Tuesday after the pop icon asked a judge for permission to hire her own counsel. The high-profile case is testing whether California's conservatorship laws protect the wealthy celebrities they... Read More

2021-07-06 13:42:05
by Alexa Hornbeck
Fighting for Reproductive Justice as #freebritney Ignites Debate

The hashtag “#freebritney” has recently been flooding social media channels after the pop sensation claimed her 2008 court-mandated conservatorship withheld... Read More

The hashtag “#freebritney” has recently been flooding social media channels after the pop sensation claimed her 2008 court-mandated conservatorship withheld her from removing her intrauterine device, hindering her ability to reproduce, an issue which has been at the heart of... Read More

2021-07-06 13:38:25
by Alexa Hornbeck
Study: Eating Disorders May Affect Reward Response Within the Brain

Eating disorders can affect the reward response within the brain which may reinforce the eating disorder itself, based on the... Read More

Eating disorders can affect the reward response within the brain which may reinforce the eating disorder itself, based on the results of a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health. “The eating disorder behavior sensitizes or desensitizes the... Read More

2021-06-30 14:33:49
by Alexa Hornbeck
Bicycle Health Expands Virtual Care for Treating Opioid-Use Disorders

Lockdown orders during the COVID-19 pandemic created barriers to providing in-person treatment services for those battling opioid addiction, so Bicycle... Read More

Lockdown orders during the COVID-19 pandemic created barriers to providing in-person treatment services for those battling opioid addiction, so Bicycle Health, which provides evidence-based treatment for opioid-use disorder, decided to go virtual. “When the pandemic hit and the public health... Read More

2021-06-24 14:44:15
by Daniel Mollenkamp
VA Data Outlines Its Role In COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON- The Department of Veterans Affairs released data about its involvement with the national coronavirus response. According to the data,... Read More

WASHINGTON- The Department of Veterans Affairs released data about its involvement with the national coronavirus response. According to the data, it provided thousands of personal protective equipment, admitted hundreds of non-veterans to its facilities, and performed thousands of tests across... Read More

2021-06-23 14:20:13
by Brock Blasdell
NIH Says Cannabis Use Could Increase Suicidal Thoughts in Young Adults

The National Institutes of Health now believes cannabis use, regardless of frequency, could be associated with increased thoughts of suicide... Read More

The National Institutes of Health now believes cannabis use, regardless of frequency, could be associated with increased thoughts of suicide among young adults.  In a study released Tuesday, the finding involving over 280,000 young adults found a statistical association between... Read More

2021-06-23 14:15:17
by Alexa Hornbeck
New WHO Guidance Aims to Achieve Significant Reduction in Suicide Rate

The World Health Organization released new suicide prevention guidance last week aimed at reducing the world’s suicide rate by a... Read More

The World Health Organization released new suicide prevention guidance last week aimed at reducing the world’s suicide rate by a third by 2030. “While a comprehensive national suicide prevention strategy should be the ultimate goal for all governments,” said Dr.... Read More

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