For the past decade, Kaitlin Preble of Tucson, Arizona, said she has gone to her local pharmacy each month to pick up her daughter's prescription for methotrexate, a drug that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, among other things. Preble's daughter, Emma Thompson, was diagnosed at age 3 with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, an autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain and inflammation in body parts including the hands, knees and ankles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now 14, Emma relies on methotrexate and a combination of other medications to be able to do basic functions like walking, brushing her hair and attending school in-person, according to Preble.
Around 2.5 million teens report vaping, and vaping rates are nearing pre-pandemic levels. Flavored disposable e-cigarettes are popular among teens.
A device that can detect THC, the chemical in cannabis responsible for its psychoactive effects could work as a Breathalyzer-type tool to test for marijuana.
Drinking two to three cups of coffee each day might help you live longer and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests.
A rebound of COVID-19 symptoms in some patients after taking Pfizer's antiviral Paxlovid may be related to a robust immune response rather than a weak one, U.S. government researchers reported on Thursday. They concluded that taking a longer course of the drug - beyond the recommended five days - was not required to reduce the risk of a recurrence of symptoms as some have suggested, based on an intensive investigation of rebound in eight patients at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center. All patients in the study had developed robust immune responses, but researchers found higher levels of antibodies in the patients who experienced a rebound.
High school students resumed taking the annual National Youth Tobacco Survey in school this year and 14% of them reported using e-cigarettes, underscoring how an upstart industry is dodging regulators’ efforts to spare a generation from nicotine addiction. The number shows a slight change from 11% last year, but researchers cautioned against drawing comparisons to 2021’s survey, which was conducted differently because it took place when many schools were closed during the pandemic. The latest re
Ten people were injured, including two children, after an NYPD vehicle collided with a car and crashed into a Bronx sidewalk Thursday afternoon, authorities
BioNTech SE, the German biotech that developed a widely used COVID-19 vaccine with Pfizer Inc, will set up research and manufacturing centres in Australia based on the same technology, the company and Australian lawmakers said on Friday. The Nasdaq-listed company and Australia's Victoria state said they signed a partnership to create a centre, which would run clinical research of experimental messenger ribonucleic acid, or mRNA, vaccines and therapies with the aim of attracting experts from around the world. The partnership would also involve setting up mRNA manufacturing facilities in Melbourne, based on BioNTech's modular design, the company and the state government said.
In a regulatory filing late on Thursday, CVS said the newly-released Star Ratings for Medicare Advantage plans in 2023 lowered the rating for the company's Aetna National PPO plan to 3.5 stars from 4.5. Medicare Advantage plans are run by private insurers and are an alternative to the original Medicare - a government program for older Americans. Star Ratings are a performance and quality score given by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, since 2007, based on its annual consumer surveys.
Police were responding to a report of a stolen vehicle at the time of the crash. The NYPD vehicle went onto the sidewalk and struck six pedestrians.
A young man, armed with a knife, was needlessly gunned down in "medieval" fashion by Detroit police officers who fired 38 rounds at him during a mental health
The 11.5-million figure represents only 5.3% of the 215.5 million people in the United States aged 12 or older who are eligible to receive the shots because they have completed their primary vaccination series. The shots are being administered at a slower pace than last year, when the United States initially authorized COVID boosters just for older and immunocompromised people. Around 20 million people received their third shot in the first five weeks of that vaccination campaign.
Attorneys for the family of Porter Burks, a 20-year-old Black man fatally shot by Detroit police, announced a lawsuit against the involved officers.
The CDC issued an alert urging doctors and authorities to immediately screen suspected Ebola cases for their travel history.
The 30-year-old model and actress dishes on her favorite Polish food and Rob Gronkowski's cooking.
While CommonSpirit Health confirmed it experienced an “IT security issue” earlier this week, the company has remained mum when pressed for more details about the scope of the attack. The health system giant has 140 hospitals in 21 states. In Tacoma, Washington, Mark Kellogg told KING-TV that his wife, Kathy, had been scheduled to get a cancerous tumor on her tongue removed on Monday, but the procedure was put off several days because of the cyberattack.
Cases and hospitalizations are rising in Europe, and the US will likely be next. The new boosters fight against the variant that is circulating now.
The 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey showed 14.1% of high school students and 3.3% of middle school students vaped at least once over past 30 days.
The author opens about learning to cook, her famous family and trying to change the narrative that it's "selfish" for moms to take time for themselves.
The United States will begin screening travelers coming from Uganda for Ebola as an additional precaution aimed at trying to prevent an outbreak in the African country from spreading, the Biden administration said Thursday. There have been no Ebola cases from the outbreak reported outside Uganda, and the risk in the U.S. is considered low. U.S. officials described the screening move as an additional precaution.
“They give voters the chance to hear candidate views. In their own words. In real time.”
“There is campaigning, and there is governing. Two different things. … In the end, it is governing that really matters.”
“We are in a crisis of democracy, and we need to be able to figure out how to disagree.”
“In very close races, small mistakes can prove decisive, or at least knock a campaign in the wrong direction for a few days.”
“The debates themselves are shaping up to be major campaign issues. It’s tedious, and it does not serve the voters.”