Tag Archives: Health

Pharmacists seek drugivermectin approval for horse deworming in war on resurgent scabies

Pharmacists urgently ask the government to approve the controversial ‘wormer’ drug ivermectin to treat a skin mite infection amid rising case reports and widespread treatment shortages. The highly contagious condition, scabies, causes intense itching, a raised rash, and is easily spread in close contact with others. There has been a spike in outbreaks over the… Read More »

Precision Health Symposium addresses progress and challenges

The second annual Ginsburg Symposium on Precision Healthheld in May at the UCLA Luskin Conference Centerfocused on precision pediatric healthcare, which John Mazziotta, MD, PhDUCLA’s vice chancellor of health sciences, recognizes that it holds the key to the future of medicine. It’s an important frontier, said Dr. Mazziotta, also the CEO of UCLA Health. Precision… Read More »

Prenatal genetics: the hidden key to childhood mental health risk?

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have discovered a set of neurodevelopmental genes that predict the risk of multiple developmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome and depression. Expression of these genes, primarily in the cerebellum, begins even before birth, underscoring the importance of early life interventions, including certain prenatal exposures such as folic acid, for… Read More »

Everything to know about Hollywood Ozempic’s skinny jab

Ozempic, branded Hollywood skinny jab, continues to make headlines as celebrities and influencers admit to using the wildly popular drug for weight loss. While weight-loss drugs aren’t new, semaglutide has begun to gain attention over the past year, as demand soared and resulted in a global shortage. Semaglutide is labeled as two separate drugs Ozempic… Read More »

Air Quality Alerts: Symptoms and signs of health complications to be aware of

Air quality advisories are in effect Tuesday for up to 100 million people in the United States, from the Midwest and Texas to the Northeast, including Boston, New York and Philadelphia. In the Northeast, poor air quality is the result of wildfires raging in eastern Canada, sending smoke wafting across the United States. In some… Read More »

How poor air quality is bad for your health

Air quality advisories are in effect Tuesday for up to 100 million people in the United States, from the Midwest and Texas to the Northeast, including Boston, New York and Philadelphia. In the Northeast, poor air quality is the result of wildfires raging in eastern Canada, sending smoke wafting across the United States. In some… Read More »

The FDA gives the green light to imports of Chinese cancer drugs with a cure rate of up to 90%.

A drug that is the “backbone” of chemotherapy will be imported from China into the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced. The cisplatin used by one in five cancer patients has been in shortage since February, due to the closure of a major supplier. This drug, which has a 90% cure… Read More »

Brazilian Lula outlines plan to halt Amazon deforestation and make country a ‘global benchmark’ on climate

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) Brazilian President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva on Monday unveiled a plan to end illegal deforestation in the Amazon, a major campaign pledge that is a key step in addressing the country’s significant carbon emissions from the region. This strategy, which is expected to be implemented over four years, provides a roadmap… Read More »

Toxic smoke from Canadian wildfires could impact the health of millions of people in the United States

Wildfires in the United States and Canada, fueled by record heat and drought, could seriously impact the health of millions. Smoke from wildfires in several Canadian provinces, including Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, has led to air quality alerts in several Midwestern, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. Also, the fires in Michigan and New Jersey they… Read More »