WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill — creating a swallowable gadget, inspired by a tortoise shell, that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach.
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, climate change and the resulting hotter temperatures could lead to 7,000 more cases of babies being born with congenital heart disease. For the study, researchers considered data on climate change from between the years of 1997 to 2007.
A group of scientists from Israel claimed that they are close to developing a cure for cancer and that it will be completed within the next year and that the cost will be relatively low, compared to other treatments that are currently available.
PHOENIX (AP) — A month after an incapacitated woman gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility, a state panel is calling on Arizona lawmakers and agencies to make policy changes to protect vulnerable adults from sexual abuse.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials scrambling to contain a measles outbreak in the U.S. Northwest warned people to vaccinate their children Monday and worried that it could take months to contain the highly contagious viral illness due to a lower-than-normal vaccination rate at the epicenter of the crisis.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An advocacy group has asked federal regulators to investigate Brown University’s medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and urged prosecutors to seek the death penalty against drug dealers. Congress has provided targeted grants for treatment, recovery and prevention and made numerous policy changes to help people struggling with addiction get access to services. From the National Institutes of Health to Veterans Affairs and the Agriculture Department, government agencies are deploying their own specialized skills. Still, the addiction crisis will not easily release its grip on the nation, even as progress is made providing resources and improving coordination.
According to one new study published in the Obesity research journal, weight discrimination can lead to more health problems in overweight Americans. Researchers found that weight discrimination can often lead to psychiatric disorders, such as depression, in overweight people and lead them to be less likely to work toward a healthier lifestyle, such as avoiding exercise in the public altogether.
According to a new Harvard study, burnout among doctors is becoming a public health crisis, with more than half of doctors across the U.S. reporting that they experience professional burnout to some degree.