News: Health

Tinnitus Bothers Millions Of Americans. Here’s How To Turn Down The Noise
HEALTH
Allison Aubrey | June 24, 2021
Tinnitus bothers millions of Americans, and complaints are on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic.Nes | Getty Images Imagine a sound that travels with you no matter where you go. Whether it's a ring, a whoosh or a crickets-like buzz, you can't escape it. "Mine was like this high-pitched sonic ...
CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through July
HEALTH
Pam Fessler | June 24, 2021
Housing activists erect a sign in front of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's house in Swampscott, Mass., on Oct. 14, 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended a moratorium on evictions until the end of July.Michael Dwyer | AP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended ...
Africa Is Running Out Of Oxygen
HEALTH
Jason Beaubien | June 24, 2021
An oxygen cylinder plant in Kampala, Uganda. The Ugandan army has started producing oxygen for state-run hospitals to ease the burden existing plants as COVID-19 cases — and demand for oxygen for severe illness — keep rising.Nicholas Kajoba | Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images Hospital wards across Uganda are ...
Kids In Mental Health Crisis Can Languish For Days Inside ERs
HEALTH
Martha Bebinger | June 23, 2021
After experiencing a suicidal crisis earlier this year, Melinda, a Massachusetts 13-year-old, was forced to remain 17 days in the local hospital's emergency room while she waited for a space to open up at a psychiatric treatment facility. She was only allowed to use her phone an hour a day ...
She Owes Her Big Environmental Prize To Goats Eating Plastic Bags
HEALTH
Julia Simon | June 23, 2021
Gloria Majiga-Kamoto, an activist from Malawi, is one of six recipients of the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize. Majiga-Kamoto has been instrumental in implementing Malawi's ban on thin plastics.Goldman Environmental Prize For Gloria Majiga-Kamoto, her great awakening to plastic pollution started with goats. She was working for a local environmental nongovernmental ...
Biden’s Broader Vision For Medicaid Could Include Inmates, Immigrants, New Mothers
HEALTH
Noam N. Levey, Phil Galewitz | June 23, 2021
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, leads some of the Biden administration's efforts to expand Medicaid access.Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag The Biden administration is quietly engineering a series of expansions to Medicaid that may bolster protections for millions of low-income ...
The Homesick EMTs Of Manila Say A Patient’s Smile Makes It All Worthwhile
WORLD
Ashley Westerman | June 23, 2021
This room is where members of the San Juan Early Response Network eat, sleep and hang out while waiting to respond to emergency calls. Nicknamed "the barracks" by the staffers, the dorm includes bunk beds and a television.Ashley Westerman/NPR Clarisa Andres, a petite 22-year-old, hasn't been home in over a ...
Why I Kept My Cancer A Secret, And Why I Won’t Anymore
HEALTH
Ina Jaffe | June 22, 2021
Sally Deng | NPR I've been keeping a secret. I've decided to tell it. I have metastatic breast cancer, MBC, stage 4. That means the breast cancer has spread to my lungs, bones and brain. There is no cure. Eventually, it kills you. Actually, I've had it for two years. ...