African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

LONDON – Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West Africa. But in the past week, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the … Read more

Monkeypox spreads in West, baffling African scientists

LONDON (AP) – As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease’s spread in the West. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have not previously been seen among people with no links to central and West … Read more

Scientists Outline 3 Likely Pandemic Outcomes

The global pandemic is not yet over. Public health experts suspect it will last at least another five years, but how this ongoing crisis plays out is ultimately up to us. A new report from the International Science Council (ISC), an international organization that aims to unite scientific bodies around the world, has laid out … Read more

Kootenai Behavioral Health closes addiction recovery programs and outpatient psychiatry clinic, cites funding and staff shortages | Idaho News

“Actually, Kootenai Health agrees with those that are upset about our decision to temporarily close the addiction recovery program,” he wrote NORTHERN IDAHO – Kootenai Health, the leading provider of behavioral health services for northern Idaho residents, has announced the temporary closure of their addiction recovery programs and the outpatient Kootenai Clinic Psychiatry practice due … Read more

I’m newly self-employed. Should I open a health savings account?

With healthcare costing so much, and more every year, you should know about tax-smart health savings accounts (HSAs), especially if you’ve recently become self-employed. Here’s the story. If you’re self-employed, opening up an HSA involves taking more responsibility for your own healthcare costs instead of relying on the government. The good news: HSAs offer some … Read more

Most Americans feel short mental health breaks boost their well-being, survey finds

article People walk under blooming cherry trees along the Tidal Basin on April 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images) WASHINGTON – Mental health has been the focal point for many since the pandemic began. With stress and anxiety seemingly at an all-time high for many related to everyday life, a new … Read more

Read how public health failures claimed millions of lives

The beginning of the 20th century saw some crucial advances in healthcare, including a better understanding of the origins of some common diseases, the use of X-rays and ether, and a better understanding of the importance of clean water and sanitation in reducing illness. However, there were also deadly pandemics and disease outbreaks, governments lacked … Read more

State Assembly committee advances New York Health Act

Assembly Democrats in the Codes Committee voted along party lines Tuesday to advance the New York Health Act to establish a statewide single-payer health care system, but not without challenges by Republicans. Democrats in the 21-member committee, excluding Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, of Brighton Beach, voted to send the measure to the Ways and Means Committee … Read more

Vida Health Announces Medical Prescribing Services for Physical and Mental Health Business

SAN FRANCISCO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – May 10, 2022– Vida Health announced its expansion into new medical prescribing services for treating physical and mental health conditions together, solidifying its position as a leader in comprehensive cardiometabolic virtual care. Medical prescribing capabilities will enhance the care interventions Vida providers can use to help members with higher-severity … Read more