News: Health

Women Now Drink As Much As Men — Not So Much For Pleasure, But To Cope
Aneri Pattani | June 9, 2021
By the time Victoria Cooper enrolled in an alcohol treatment program in 2018, she was "drinking for survival," not pleasure, she says — multiple vodka shots in the morning, at lunchtime and beyond. In the treatment program, she saw other women in their 20s struggling with alcohol and other drugs. ...
An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted To Black Americans Spreads False Information
Will Stone | June 8, 2021
A movie released online by Children's Health Defense, an anti-vaccine group headed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., resurfaces disproven claims about the dangers of vaccines and targets its messages at Black Americans who may have ongoing concerns about racism in medical care.Iryna Veklich | Getty Images When a filmmaker asked ...
Fake COVID Vaccine Cards Are Being Sold Online. Using One Is A Crime
Jaclyn Diaz | June 8, 2021
A man holds his vaccination reminder card after having received his first shot at a pop-up vaccination site next to Maximo Gomez Park, also known as Domino Park, on May 3 in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami.Wilfredo Lee | AP A vendor on Amazon was discovered selling a pack ...
New Jersey Is Closing Its Only Women’s Prison After Rampant Abuse By Guards
Joe Hernandez | June 7, 2021
N.J. Gov Phil Murphy, seen above on Dec. 15, 2020, has announced the closing of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. The prison has "a long history of abusive incidents," he said.Bloomberg | Bloomberg via Getty Images New Jersey will close its only prison for women after years of ...
Fisher-Price Ignored Safety Warnings Even After Infants Started Dying, Report Finds
Joe Hernandez | June 7, 2021
The Rock 'n Play sleeper by Fisher-Price has been linked to the deaths of more than 50 infants. The company recalled the product in 2019 after having sold roughly 4.7 million units.Marvin Joseph | The Washington Post via Getty Images Executives at Fisher-Price ignored repeated safety warnings about the company's ...
The FDA Has Approved A New Alzheimer’s Drug — Here’s Why That’s Controversial
Scott Hensley, Jon Hamilton, Laurel Wamsley | June 7, 2021
Dr. William Burke goes over a PET brain scan in 2018 at Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Phoenix. The drug company Biogen has received federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease.Matt York | AP Updated June 7, 2021 at 3:11 PM ET The Food and Drug Administration approved ...
A Lifeline For The Unemployed Is About To End In Half Of U.S. Here’s What’s At Stake
Scott Horsley | June 7, 2021
A "Help Wanted" sign is posted beside coronavirus health safety guidelines at a restaurant in Los Angeles on May 28. Businesses are desperate for workers even as millions remain unemployed. Republican governors blame a major unemployment benefit passed during the pandemic, saying it's dissuading people from rejoining the workforce.Frederic J. ...
Once Banned, For-Profit Medical Schools Are On The Rise Again In The U.S.
Victoria Knight | June 7, 2021
In this 2009 photo, Stephen Cox (left), Mike Forte (center), and Maria Gallo (right), all medical students then, were busy studying a cadaver in the lab at Rocky Vista University's Parker, Colo., campus. Rocky Vista, a for-profit institution, last month received the green light for an accredited satellite campus in ...
A New Type Of COVID-19 Vaccine Could Debut Soon
Joe Palca | June 6, 2021
A vial of the experimental Novavax coronavirus vaccine is ready for use in a London study in 2020. Novavax's vaccine candidate contains a noninfectious bit of the virus — the spike protein — with a substance called an adjuvant added that helps the body generate a strong immune response.Alastair Grant ...
U.S. Senators Promise COVID-19 Vaccines For Taiwan Amid China Row
The Associated Press | June 6, 2021
Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (second right) welcomes U.S. senators upon their arrival at the Songshan Airport in Taipei on Sunday. To his right are Democratic Sen. Christopher Coons of Delaware, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of ...