Scientists have found that climate change may lead to an increase in so-called flesh-eating bacteria in the waters along the East Coast of the U.S. The bacteria Vibrio vulnificus is usually found in warm waters with low salinity, or salt content. While the bacteria is common in subtropical regions, there …Read More »
Egg freezing is a major fertility topic. Here’s what the process is like.
Erin Hanley knows she wants kids someday, but doesn’t know how or when it will happen, which led her to freeze her eggs in the fall of 2020. “I always wanted to have options so that I could make a choice later,” the 33-year-old told CBS News. Hanley isn’t alone. …Read More »
CDC warns of “alarming” rise of drug-resistant fungus Candida auris causing deadly outbreaks in hospitals
Cases of the drug-resistant fungus Candida auris are now climbing at an “alarming” rate in health care facilities around the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Monday, after reports of infected patients nearly doubled in 2021. For several years after the first American cases were reported in …Read More »
I knew little about IVF and infertility. Then it became my life. Here’s my story.
In-vitro fertilization, or IVF, had never crossed my mind until a year ago. IVF, or infertility at all, was not a topic that had really come up with my friends or family. I had never done a television story about it, and it was not a topic anyone really spoke …Read More »
The Affordable Care Act has significantly reduced racial disparities in healthcare access, report says
The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010 by former President Barack Obama, has expanded health insurance coverage across the U.S. and significantly reduced racial and ethnic disparities in access to healthcare, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Fund. Coverage inequities between Black, Hispanic, and white adults have narrowed …Read More »
Military pilots, ground crews face higher rates of cancer, Pentagon study says
A Pentagon study has found high rates of cancer among military pilots and for the first time has shown that ground crews who fuel, maintain and launch those aircraft are also getting sick. The data had long been sought by retired military aviators who have raised alarms for years about …Read More »
California announces plan to produce $30 insulin
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday that the state has launched a 10-year partnership with a drug maker to produce insulin for its residents at a significantly lower cost. The state plans to sell insulin at a cost of $30 for a 10-milliliter vial, Newsom said in a press conference …Read More »
Drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer in short supply, Novartis says
Pluvicto, a drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer, is in short supply, the Food and Drug Administration reported last week. Novartis, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Pluvicto, outlined the causes behind the supply issues in a letter posted by the FDA last month. In the letter, the company said that it currently …Read More »
What is xylazine, the veterinary sedative being found in the U.S. drug supply?
Animal tranquillizer xylazine sweeping Kensington streets Animal tranquillizer xylazine sweeping Kensington streets 06:05 It extends the feeling of an opiate high. It’s hard to detect and can’t be reversed by medications like Narcan. It’s immediately recognizable by the gruesome, scaly wounds that emerge on users’ skin, and can even cause …Read More »
Bindle recalls water bottles popular on Instagram over lead poisoning risk
Bindle, a popular brand of water bottle on Instagram, has recalled its insulated bottles after Consumer Reports found they pose a risk of lead poisoning. Bindle issued a voluntary recall of its dual-compartment water bottles, acknowledging that the dry storage container at the bottom contains a dot of finishing solder …Read More »