LOS ANGELES — A double amputee who was armed with a knife and suspected of having stabbed a passerby had experienced a mental health crisis hours before Southern California police fatally shot him 11 times last month, his mother said in an exclusive interview.
For decades, racial and ethnic minorities have been underrepresented in clinical trials even though they are disproportionately affected by several health issues such as diabetes and hypertension.
A manufacturer that provides ready-made entrées and snacks across multiple states has recalled more than 400 products over concerns of potential listeria contamination.
A woman was pronounced dead at a New York nursing home Saturday morning, only to be discovered breathing nearly three hours later, police said.
From supporting me through my pregnancy to teaching me how to use a baby sling, doulas ushered me into new motherhood.
The widely used eGFR test overestimates kidney function in Black patients, leaving some off the transplant list. A new policy tries to correct that.
Experts say the findings cast more urgency on providing more accessible information and prenatal care for diverse moms.
Norovirus causes intense diarrhea and vomiting — sometimes at the same time — and it's highly contagious.
Broad protection from a universal flu vaccine could replace seasonal flu shots. Flavio Coelho/Moment via Getty ImagesTo everything there is a season, and for the flu, it’s wintertime. Flu cases peak between December and February, and the flu vaccine is your best defense. Getting the vaccine means you will be less sick even if you get a breakthrough infection. However, your immune system is in a constant race against the flu virus. Like the virus that causes COVID-19, influenza rapidly changes an
Researchers at Wayne State University and Rutgers University say that the commute may be vital for helping people mentally disengage from work.
An estimated 12.4 million people tuned in to watch stars Harry Styles, Lizzo and Bad Bunny perform at the Grammy Awards, along with a tribute to 50 years of rap history. Live viewership was 8.8 million in 2021 and 8.9 million in 2022. While the Grammys bounced back, it didn't reach the viewership levels of pre-COVID days.
A polar bear that killed a young mother and her baby last month in western Alaska was likely an older animal in poor physical condition, but tests came back negative for pathogens that affect the brain and cause aggressive behavior, officials said Monday. Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen, a state wildlife veterinarian, collected and examined samples from the bear’s head the day after the attack, when weather conditions allowed her and an Alaska State Trooper to fly to the village. The results of her analysis, which were released Monday but initially were dated Feb. 3, indicate the bear was an adult male, probably older and in poor physical health.
Preventable bloodstream infections related to kidney failure treatment are more common in U.S. Blacks and Hispanics than in whites, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on Monday. Use of neck veins for administration of hemodialysis was the most important risk factor, but not the only one, researchers said in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Using data from multiple national databases collected between 2017 and 2020, they estimated that potentially deadly Staphylococcus (or S.) aureus bloodstream infections occurred in 4,751 of every 100,000 Black patients receiving hemodialysis and 4,500 of every 100,000 Hispanic patients compared with 3,866 of every 100,000 white late-stage kidney disease patients receiving these treatments.
A Florida nursing home administrator charged with causing the overheating deaths of nine patients after Hurricane Irma in 2017 went on trial Monday, with a prosecutor calling him a “captain who abandoned ship” while his attorney said he's a “scapegoat” for failures of the electric company to restore power. Prosecutor Chris Killoran told the six-member jury that Jorge Carballo is guilty of manslaughter because he failed to give adequate direction to his staff at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after power to the facility's air conditioning system was lost. Prosecutors must prove Carballo acted recklessly and showed gross and careless disregard for his patients' safety.
The human chef behind the "Cooking with Badger" Instagram account says she started sharing videos about a year ago after the pup showed a love of being in the kitchen.
A major regional hospital system based in northern Florida resumed seeing patients at its clinical practices on Monday, days after a security problem forced it to take its IT network offline. Information technology systems were taken offline as a security precaution on Thursday after Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare was hit by an apparent ransomware attack. It had the hallmarks of such an attack, but the hospital has characterized it as an “IT security issue” that it reported to law enforcement.
Experts say rising soybean and egg costs have put mayonnaise prices on the rise as well.
Supitcha McAdam/Shutterstock If you were to open your medicine cabinet right now, there’s a fair chance that you’d find at least one bottle of vitamins alongside the painkillers, plasters and cough syrup. After all, people are definitely buying vitamins: in 2020, the global market for complementary and alternative medicines, which includes multivitamin supplements, had an estimated value of US.27 billion. The use of natural health products such as minerals and amino acids has increased – and con
Postpartum psychosis is a rare but dangerous mental health condition, which is why experts say it's important to know the signs.
Pharmaceutical companies that made billions from the pandemic over the past two years selling vaccines and treatments are now up against a steep COVID cliff and investor pressure to spend their windfalls wisely. Western drugmakers including Pfizer Inc, BioNTech SE, Moderna Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, AstraZeneca Plc and Merck & Co are estimated to have brought in about $100 billion in revenue from COVID vaccines and treatments in 2022. Company and analyst estimates suggest those sales could fall by nearly two-thirds this year due to built up product inventories around the world including in the countries that pay the most.
New research finds a link between mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety and years of exposure to relatively low levels of pollution.
A Dispatch investigation found hundreds of Ohio doctors have sexually abused or harassed more than 440 patients since 1980.
A Dispatch investigation found inconsistencies and delays in how the State Medical Board of Ohio dealt with doctor sexual misconduct.
Throughout more than four decades, Ohio doctors have sexually abused and harassed hundreds of patients, a Dispatch investigation found.
Medical board records paint a detailed picture of what happens in exam rooms where doctors abuse or harass patients.
“In the current housing crisis, families are faced with frequent moves, evictions, and homelessness.”
“Rent control restricts supply and is economic madness.”
“Should we simply allow the cycles of displacement and segregation to occur without any policy intervention?”
“Rent control is a mistake … Even if it provides short-term relief. It eventually hurts the very people it’s trying to help.”
“The law already protects homeowners from unchecked market forces. It’s time for the law to better protect renters too.”