In an effort to stem the opioid epidemic, Utah launched “Stop The Opidemic” campaign which aims to decrease the number of deaths related to opioid overdose in the state.
Harborview Medical Center is giving free TB tests to patients and staff who may have been exposed to tuberculosis at the hospital.
Gov. Malloy made proposals to curb the public health crisis of opioid painkiller addiction. The epidemic has claimed many lives with drug overdoses. Public officials are striving to find ways to end the drug crisis.
Planned Parenthood CEO Betty Cockrum is set to retire after 15 years of working for the company. According to Cockrum, running the business is not fun anymore and she has to talk to herself to get out of bed each morning.
Opioid prescription has been down in Ohio by 20 percent. Medical professionals have been prescribing less pain killers to patients in the state as the problem of opioid overdose deaths lingers.
The Trump Administration is looking for a suitable candidate to head the FDA. Dr. Joseph Gulfo may be one of the administration’s pick to serve as the new chief of the agency.
The World Health Organization have three candidates that are vying for its leadership. The elections will be done when the World Health Assembly convenes in Geneva this May.
A record breaking private donation to the University of Washington was given by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This funding will help IHME pursue their research on data that will help public health worldwide.
A hippo baby is being cared for staff at the Cincinnati Zoo as the calf is born prematurely. The calf is unable to stand and nurse on its own so members of the staff take round the clock care to ensure the survival of the baby hippo.
The Department of Agriculture researchers are told not to do press releases, post blogs or social media content regarding findings of their research. The Trump Administration had also put a freeze on hiring and grants for the department.
The incidence of stomach illness at House of Charity sparks investigation by Spokane health officials. The suspect cause of the sickness is norovirus which causes outbreaks in Spokane during this time of the year.
Cooper Hospital claims that it provided better service last year after a law was signed for it to provide EMS services within the city.
Maryland Governor Hogan is pushing for a law that will limit the number prescribed opioid pain killers to new patients in an effort to curb the growing opioid epidemic in the state.
Donald Trump partnering up with Elon Musk could define the future of human space flight. SpaceX ambitious project of future human flight and colonization of the red planet might be slowly coming to reality as the two men partners up to take on the task.