Public Health Screenings Begin at 3 U.S. Airports for Novel Coronavirus

Public Health Screenings Begin at 3 U.S. Airports for Novel Coronavirus

Atlanta, CA…The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement enhanced health screenings to detect ill travelers traveling to the United States on direct or connecting flights from Wuhan, China. This activity is in response to an outbreak in China caused by a […]

Largest Cancer Death Rates Drops Ever in Latest Numbers

Largest Cancer Death Rates Drops Ever in Latest Numbers

Atlanta, GA…The death rate from cancer in the US declined by 29% from 1991 to 2017, including a 2.2% drop from 2016 to 2017, the largest single-year drop ever recorded, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society. The decline in deaths from lung cancer drove the record drop. Deaths fell from about 3% […]

Youth Vaping Epidemic Listening Session at White House

Youth Vaping Epidemic Listening Session at White House

Washington, DC…I’m Dr. Sally Goza. I’m a pediatrician from Fayetteville, Georgia. And I’m President-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics. And thank you so much. The children are counting on us. THE PRESIDENT: Good. Thank you very much. MR. BUTLER: Hi, I’m Christopher Butler. I’m Executive Director of Americans for Tax Reform. Thank you so […]

Trump Administration Combating Youth E-Cigarette Use with Plan to Clear Market of Non-Tobacco-Flavored E-Cigarette Products

Trump Administration Combating Youth E-Cigarette Use with Plan to Clear Market of Non-Tobacco-Flavored E-Cigarette Products

Washington, DC…FDA compliance policy would prioritize enforcement of premarket authorization requirements for non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes. Today, the Trump Administration announced that as part of its ongoing work to tackle the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, the FDA intends to finalize a compliance policy in the coming weeks that would prioritize the agency’s enforcement of the premarket […]

Newly Published Research Points to Gum Disease as Potential Alzheimer’s Cause

Newly Published Research Points to Gum Disease as Potential Alzheimer’s Cause

South San Francisco CA…Cortexyme, Inc., the privately held, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to alter the course of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other degenerative disorders, has announced publication of a foundational paper supporting its approach in Science Advances, a top-ranked multidisciplinary journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In the […]

Sickness Unto Death: An American Dilemma. Part One ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death:  An American Dilemma.  Part One  ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…Introduction: The United States is alone among industrialized nations in using wealth as a gatekeeper for access to health care. The wealthier you are, the more and better health care you get. The national debate that is now taking place focuses on whether every individual, irrespective of their income, should have access to great […]

Study Paints Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care

Study Paints Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care

New York, NY…More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country’s ability to meet the growing demand for mental health services is rapidly eroding.  Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center analyzed a federal health information database and concluded that 3.4 percent of the U.S. population (more than 8.3 million) adult Americans […]

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