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Photo: New ‘Pirola’ variant of COVID is spreading fast, has experts concerned New ‘Pirola’ variant of COVID is spreading fast, has experts concerned
New York Post - Fri Sep 1, 2023
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise nationwide, a new variant dubbed “Pirola” has experts worried. More»

Photo: 'Magic mushroom' Compound Creates a Hyper-connected Brain to Treat Depression 'Magic mushroom' Compound Creates a Hyper-connected Brain to Treat Depression
Live Science - Wed Apr 13, 2022
Psilocybin, the hallucinogenic compound found in "magic mushrooms," could treat depression by creating a hyper-connected brain. More»

Photo: Texas Woman, 26, Charged with Murder Over ‘Self-Induced Abortion’ Texas Woman, 26, Charged with Murder Over ‘Self-Induced Abortion’
The Guardian - Sat Apr 9, 2022
A 26-year-old woman has been charged with murder in Texas after authorities said she caused “the death of an individual by self-induced abortion”, in a state that has the most restrictive abortion laws in the US. More»

Photo: Georgia Hospital in ‘Immediate Jeopardy’ After Discharging Man Too Early Georgia Hospital in ‘Immediate Jeopardy’ After Discharging Man Too Early
WGCL-TV - Tue Apr 5, 2022
CONYERS, GEORGIA - Jerry was found feet away from hospital property unconscious with tubes still sticking out of his body - His loved ones say he was discharged because his insurance ran out. More»

Photo: Stop Using These Baby Formulas, the FDA Says, After 4 Infants Are Hospitalized, 1 Died Stop Using These Baby Formulas, the FDA Says, After 4 Infants Are Hospitalized, 1 Died
NPR - Sat Feb 19, 2022
The US Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to use some powdered baby formulas after identifying four bacterial infections linked to the products. More»

Photo: FDA Removes 1,100 Dead Rodents From Arkansas Family Dollar Facility FDA Removes 1,100 Dead Rodents From Arkansas Family Dollar Facility
Associated Press - Sat Feb 19, 2022
WEST MEMPHIS, Arkansas - More than 1,000 rodents were found inside a Family Dollar distribution facility in Arkansas, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Friday as the chain issued a voluntary recall on items purchased from hundreds of stores across the US south. More»

Photo: Oklahoma ICU Locks Down, Files Restraining Order Against Evangelical Church Leader Oklahoma ICU Locks Down, Files Restraining Order Against Evangelical Church Leader
Daily Kos - Fri Feb 18, 2022
Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City has had to increase security, lock down their intensive care unit, and file a restraining order, all because of an Oklahoma church group that had been protesting the care and treatment of one of their members for COVID-19. More»

Photo: US Department of Health ENDS Requirement for Hospitals to Report Daily COVID Deaths US Department of Health ENDS Requirement for Hospitals to Report Daily COVID Deaths
Daily Mail - Sun Feb 6, 2022
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is no longer requiring hospital systems to report daily COVID-19 deaths to the federal government. More»

Photo: Metro Atlanta Doctors Paint a Bleak Picture of Omicron's Toll Metro Atlanta Doctors Paint a Bleak Picture of Omicron's Toll
Marietta Daily Journal - Sat Jan 22, 2022
As they did five months ago when the delta variant was ravaging Georgia, doctors from six of metro Atlantas largest healthcare providers joined forces Thursday to pull back the curtain on the toll omicron is now taking on their hospitals. More»

Photo: Florida Health Official Put on Leave After Encouraging Staff to Get Covid Vaccine Florida Health Official Put on Leave After Encouraging Staff to Get Covid Vaccine
The Guardian - Wed Jan 19, 2022
A health official who helped lead Florida’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been put on administrative leave as state officials investigate whether he tried to compel employees to get vaccinated. More»

Photo: Desperate Hospitals Asking Covid Infected Staff to Return Desperate Hospitals Asking Covid Infected Staff to Return
Politico - Mon Jan 17, 2022
Hospitals and long-term care facilities are so short staffed that many are compelling Covid-positive doctors and nurses to return to work, arguing that bringing back asymptomatic or even symptomatic staff is the only way they can keep their doors open amid a spike in hospitalizations. More»

Photo: Study Finds Cannabis Compounds Prevent Infection By Covid-19 Virus Study Finds Cannabis Compounds Prevent Infection By Covid-19 Virus
Forbes - Tue Jan 11, 2022
Compounds in cannabis can prevent infection from the virus that causes Covid-19 by blocking its entry into cells, according to a study published this week by researchers affiliated with Oregon State University. More»

Photo: US COVID Hospitalizations Hit New Record High, Raising Risks for Patients US COVID Hospitalizations Hit New Record High, Raising Risks for Patients
NPR - Tue Jan 11, 2022
The omicron-driven surge has sent COVID-19 hospitalizations skyrocketing across the US, reaching a new pandemic high this week with 145,982 patients hospitalized. More»

Photo: New Year's Eve Knoxville Planned Parenthood fire is Ruled as Arson New Year's Eve Knoxville Planned Parenthood fire is Ruled as Arson
NPR - Fri Jan 7, 2022
The New Years Eve fire that destroyed a Knoxville, Tennessee, Planned Parenthood building was intentionally set, investigators and officials have ruled. More»

Photo: Infamous anti-vaxxer Marjorie Taylor Greene owns stock in the three major vaccine companies Infamous anti-vaxxer Marjorie Taylor Greene owns stock in the three major vaccine companies
Daily Kos - Thu Dec 23, 2021
Perhaps it will come as no surprise to you that despite the fact that Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene rails against the COVID-19 vaccine, she doesn’t mind making money from it. More»

Photo: Massive Salad Recall for Salmonella, Listeria Massive Salad Recall for Salmonella, Listeria
BGR - Wed Dec 22, 2021
If you’ve stocked up on salad ahead of the holidays, you should ensure that the products you’ve purchased have not been just recalled. More»

Photo: A hospital offered a payment plan for baby's NICU stay — $45,843 a month for a year A hospital offered a payment plan for baby's NICU stay — $45,843 a month for a year
NPR - Tue Dec 21, 2021
Close to midnight on November 12, 2020, Bisi Bennett was sitting on the couch in her pajamas and feeling uncomfortable. More»

Photo: ‘A terrible tragedy’: US Passes 800,000 Covid Deaths – Highest in the World ‘A terrible tragedy’: US Passes 800,000 Covid Deaths – Highest in the World
The Guardian - Tue Dec 14, 2021
The US death toll from Covid-19 has passed 800,000, a once-unimaginable figure seen as doubly tragic given that more than 200,000 of those lives were lost after vaccines became available last spring. More»

Photo: Omicron! Officials Confirm 5 Cases in NYC Metro Area Omicron! Officials Confirm 5 Cases in NYC Metro Area
CNBC - Thu Dec 2, 2021
NEW YORK, New York - New York officials have confirmed five cases of the omicron Covid-19 variant in the New York City metropolitan area, Governor Kathy Hochul announced late Thursday, hours after cases were detected in Minnesota and Colorado. More»

Photo: Texas now bans medical abortions after seven weeks of pregnancy Texas now bans medical abortions after seven weeks of pregnancy
Texas Tribune - Thu Dec 2, 2021
A new law limiting the use of abortion-inducing medication in Texas goes into effect Thursday. More»

Photo: Fauci Says Omicron Variant Is Likely Already Here, NY Declares State of Emergency Fauci Says Omicron Variant Is Likely Already Here, NY Declares State of Emergency
Daily Beast - Sat Nov 27, 2021
Parts of the US have begun an all-out assault against the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 as Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the variant is likely already circulating in the country. More»

Photo: Homicide is a top cause of maternal death in the United States Homicide is a top cause of maternal death in the United States
Nature.com - Wed Nov 17, 2021
Evaluation of death certificates from national database paints grim picture for pregnant women. More»

Photo: US Announces Big Hike in Medicare Premiums US Announces Big Hike in Medicare Premiums
CNN - Sat Nov 13, 2021
The federal government announced a large hike in Medicare premiums Friday night, blaming the pandemic but also what it called uncertainty over how much it may have to be forced to pay for a pricey and controversial new Alzheimers drug. More»

Photo: Johnson & Johnson to Split into 2 Public Companies Johnson & Johnson to Split into 2 Public Companies
NPR - Fri Nov 12, 2021
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Johnson & Johnson is peeling off a consumer health business that helped it become the worlds biggest health care products maker. More»

Photo: Explosion Sends Potentially Radioactive Dust Into Air Above LA Explosion Sends Potentially Radioactive Dust Into Air Above LA
NBC News - Fri Nov 12, 2021
The US Department of Energy demolished a building using explosives last month at the highly contaminated Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL), a former nuclear and rocket test site in the hills above LA. More»

Photo: America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick
ProPublica - Fri Oct 29, 2021
For years, a dangerous salmonella strain has sickened thousands and continues to spread through the chicken industry. The USDA knows about it. So do the companies. And yet, contaminated meat continues to be sold to consumers. More»

Photo: Walmart recalls essential oil-infused spray after 'rare and dangerous' bacteria found Walmart recalls essential oil-infused spray after 'rare and dangerous' bacteria found
NPR - Fri Oct 22, 2021
Walmart is recalling an essential-oil aromatherapy spray after a "rare and dangerous bacteria" that can cause a potentially fatal condition was reported, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says. More»

Photo: Salmonella outbreak linked to onions: Throw away onions if you don't know where they're from, CDC says Salmonella outbreak linked to onions: Throw away onions if you don't know where they're from, CDC says
USA Today - Thu Oct 21, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked fresh whole onions to a growing and mysterious salmonella outbreak. More»

Photo: Atlanta VA Begins Processing Mail That Sat for Ten Months Following Investigation Atlanta VA Begins Processing Mail That Sat for Ten Months Following Investigation
WSB-TV - Tue Sep 21, 2021
ATLANTA, Georgia — Thousands of pieces of mail were moved to a basement at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and left there for months. More»

Photo: QAnon Followers Threaten Hospital After Outspoken COVID Denier Dies Of COVID QAnon Followers Threaten Hospital After Outspoken COVID Denier Dies Of COVID
Huffington Post - Mon Sep 13, 2021
QAnon believers and other conspiracy theorists have inundated a Chicago hospital with threats after a prominent COVID-19 denier who sought treatment for the disease died Monday. More»

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