Tag: Healthcare

Ultra-Processed Foods Associated With Colorectal Cancer, Premature Death, 2 New Studies Show

A study found that from 2001-2002 to 2017-2018 ultra-processed food and beverage consumption grew … [+] from 53.5 percent of calories in Americans’ diets to 57 percent. (Photo: Getty) getty Ultra-processed food may be cheaper for companies to make. But might you end up paying for it in the end? Two observational studies recently published […]

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HHS: Price of more than 1,200 drugs outpaced inflation

More than 1,200 prescription drugs rose in price faster than the rate of inflation between 2021 and 2022, according to a new report released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday. Between July 2021 and July 2022, the prices for 1,216 drugs rose more than the 8.6 percent rate of inflation, […]

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Commitment To America: Just What The Doctor Ordered

“But the Commitment is still important, because it illustrates the glaring contrast between the two … [+] parties — especially on contentious issues like health care — and lays the groundwork for what a potential GOP trifecta could accomplish starting in 2025,” writes Sally Pipes. getty With the midterm elections approaching fast, House Republicans just […]

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The Biden Administration Announces $8 Billion In Commitments To Address Hunger, Nutrition, And Health Issues

Today, President Biden and key senior officials hosted the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. The goal behind the conference is straightforward: to address issues regarding food insecurity and diet-related chronic diseases that affect millions of Americans yearly. The White House highlighted how nearly $8 billion in private and public sector commitments have […]

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White House hosts first conference on hunger in decades: ‘No child should go to bed hungry’

The Biden administration on Wednesday hosted the a conference on hunger, nutrition and health, the first such conference the White House has hosted in more than 50 years. Speaking at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, President Biden called for the U.S. to build on the measures passed under his administration meant to […]

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Medical Cannabis Could Replace Addictive Opioids For Pain Relief, Study Suggests

Topline Medical cannabis could be a viable substitute for effective, but highly-addictive, opioids often used for pain relief, a new survey suggests, as researchers continue to explore the potential health benefits of cannabis amid a growing national opioid crisis. A new survey found nearly 86% of participants reported reduced pain after taking medical marijuana. Getty […]

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Healthcare Technology Is Enabling Millions Of People To “Age In Place”

“Aging in Place” refers to individuals aging in their own homes rather than moving into nursing homes or other types of care facilities. This is certainly not new, conceptually—for centuries, many cultures globally have celebrated the retirement of aged individuals and joyfully accept the practice of elder care. What is relatively novel, however, is how […]

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Watchdog report details distress of migrant children housed at Fort Bliss

Unaccompanied migrant children held at a makeshift shelter in a Texas military base last year spent weeks without hearing any updates on their cases, causing distress, anxiety and panic attacks, according to an internal watchdog report released Tuesday. A rapid staffing ramp-up at Fort Bliss resulted in inexperienced and overworked case managers responsible for hundreds […]

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Biden touts drug pricing reforms ahead of midterms

President Biden on Tuesday celebrated recent prescription drug reforms, proclaiming that Democrats had finally delivered an elusive win against Big Pharma. Speaking on the White House Rose Garden, Biden praised the Inflation Reduction Act, passed in early August, as “one of the most significant laws in our history.” The sweeping bill included provisions allowing Medicare […]

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Medicare Part B premiums to decrease for the first time in over a decade

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced that Medicare Part B premiums will decrease in 2023, marking the first time this cost has been lowered in more than a decade. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare Part B premiums would be lowered by three percent, or $5.20, going from $170.10 a […]

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Dementia May Lead To Greater Risk Of Covid Death Than Previously Thought, Study Suggests

Topline Conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia may put patients at an even greater risk of death from Covid-19 than heart disease and other ailments thought to be the most dangerous, according to a new study published Tuesday. Patients suffering from Covid-19 are treated inside an intensive care unit. Getty Images Key Facts Patients with dementia […]

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Wells Fargo Reportedly Plans Staff Reductions—Here Are The Major U.S. Layoffs This Year

Wells Fargo reportedly announced plans for its 10th round of layoffs since April, making it the latest U.S. company to reassess its headcount as employers fear the economy could slide into recession. Sept. 26, 2022Wells Fargo reportedly announced plans to lay off 36 employees, bringing the bank’s total layoffs since April to more than 400, […]

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White House condemns Arizona abortion ruling, says it will set women back ‘more than a century’

The White House condemned a Friday ruling in Arizona that allowed the state’s abortion ban to be enforced, saying that it will set women in the state back “more than a century.”  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement Saturday that the potential consequences of the ruling are “catastrophic, dangerous, and unacceptable.”  […]

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US, Pfizer to lower global vaccine donations due to ‘reduced demand’

The U.S. and Pfizer will be lowering their number of global vaccine donations in response to a “reduced demand,” though the company says it is still committed to supplying the roughly 1 billion doses that the U.S. has committed to providing. Last year, the Biden administration committed to donating at least 1.1 billion doses of […]

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Biden announces $1.5B in funding to battle opioid overdoses, support recovery

President Biden on Friday announced that his administration would distribute $1.5 billion to states and territories, including tribal lands, to fund responses to opioid overdoses and support recovery. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will disseminate the funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response and […]

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How to leverage AI to boost care management success

Were you unable to attend Transform 2022? Check out all of the summit sessions in our on-demand library now! Watch here. Sixty percent of American adults live with at least one chronic condition, and 12% with five or more. They spend exponentially more on healthcare than those without any chronic conditions. For instance, 32% of adults […]

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Federal judge strikes down Biden administration’s Head Start vaccine, mask mandate

A federal judge in Louisiana on Wednesday struck down a mandate from the Biden administration that required staffers at Head Start child care facilities to be vaccinated and to wear masks. U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty issued a permanent injunction against federal agencies enforcing Head Start vaccine and masking requirements. In his ruling, Doughty […]

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HHS declares public health emergency in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico on Wednesday due to the flooding caused by Hurricane Fiona. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has deployed a 15-person task force from its National Disaster Medical System and a 10-person management team to Puerto Rico. The agency […]

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Nvidia expands edge AI tech for healthcare and robotics

Were you unable to attend Transform 2022? Check out all of the summit sessions in our on-demand library now! Watch here. There is a growing need for artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge to help enable and support a variety of use cases, including medical, embedded and robotics. At the Nvidia GTC conference today, the […]

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Biden draws heat for saying pandemic is over

President Biden is drawing criticism from lawmakers and public health experts who warn his assertion that the COVID-19 pandemic is over could undermine the administration’s rollout of new booster shots, as well as efforts to secure more funding from Congress. “The pandemic is over,” Biden told “60 Minutes” in an interview that ran Sunday. “We […]

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Biden: ‘The pandemic is over’

President Biden declared the coronavirus pandemic “over” in an interview that aired Sunday, pointing to the return of large events and the lack of masking and other public health measures in place nationwide. “The pandemic is over,” Biden told “60 Minutes” from the Detroit auto show last Wednesday, the first time the even has been […]

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Baby Dove Advances Efforts To Address Black Maternal Health Disparities

NewsOne Featured Video The maternal health crisis’ disproportionate impact on Black women has been a deplorable longstanding issue, and initiatives have been cultivated to develop better health outcomes for expectant moms. Baby Dove announced that it’s expanding its Black Birth Equity Fund. Launched in 2021, the effort was developed to provide Black mothers with financial […]

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HHS to drop universal masking requirements for Head Start grantees

The Office of Head Start (OHS), the federal program within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that provides preschool and child care services to low-income families, announced today that it will soon be dropping its universal masking rule for its grant recipients. In a statement provided to The Hill, an HHS spokesperson said, […]

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mRNA Flu Shot Moves Forward As Pfizer Launches Late-Stage Trial, Builds On Covid Vaccine Success

Topline Pfizer announced on Wednesday it has launched a late-stage clinical trial to test a flu vaccine built using the same mRNA technology behind its Covid-19 shot, one of the most advanced studies for this kind of vaccine as firms push to expand beyond Covid and build upon the successes of the pandemic. Pfizer is […]

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Ukraine gains heighten fears that Putin will use winter as a weapon

Fears are growing that embattled Russian President Vladimir Putin will use cold weather as a weapon in the fight against Ukraine by aggravating an energy crisis in Europe.Many European countries depend on Russia for heat in the cold winter months, giving Moscow more leverage as it battles a resurgent Ukraine that has taken back thousands […]

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Harris: ‘Probably by design’ that attacks on abortion, voting and LGBTQ rights come from same ‘sources’

Vice President Harris on Monday said it was “not by accident, but probably by design” that the same “sources” who threaten abortion rights also work against voting rights and LGBTQ rights. Harris made the remarks at a meeting she convened with civil rights and abortion rights activists. Attendees included Rev. Al Sharpton, Planned Parenthood CEO […]

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Biden to sign order boosting biotech as part of cancer moonshot update

President Biden on Monday will announce the director of a new agency focused on biomedical innovation and sign an executive order on biotechnologies as part of an update on his administration’s efforts to cure cancer. Biden will travel to Boston on the 60th anniversary of former President John F. Kennedy’s “Moonshot” speech at Rice University, […]

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The First Ever Rivian Electric Truck-Powered Vasectomy? Here’s The Reaction

When the power went out in an Austin, Texas, clinic, urologist Christopher Yang, MD, used a Rivian … [+] electric pickup truck to power a vasectomy. Here is a picture of such a electric vehicle (EV) in South San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Getty Images Usually, you may not want to hear […]

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