Update on Bills Damar Hamlin’s Cardiac Arrest During Monday Night Football

Update on Bills Damar Hamlin’s Cardiac Arrest During Monday Night Football

Buffalo, NY…The Buffalo Bills issued the following statement at 1:48 am on Damar Hamlin’s condition. “Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest following a hit in the Buffalo Bills’ game versus the Cincinnati Bengals. His heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for further testing and […]

A Sense of Purpose Can Extend Your Life Says Boston University Study

A Sense of Purpose Can Extend Your Life Says Boston University Study

Boston, MA…A new study led by Koichiro Shiba found that this association persists across race/ethnicity and gender, but women may benefit slightly more than men from the health-protective effects of purpose. Growing research indicates that one’s purpose—i.e., the extent to which someone perceives a sense of direction and goals in their life—may be linked to […]

Carson Tahoe Cancer Center Celebrates Its ‘Sweet 16’

Carson Tahoe Cancer Center Celebrates Its ‘Sweet 16’

Carson City, NV…This month, Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) is celebrating its 16th anniversary of opening the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center. Since 2006, this 35,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, tucked away along the northwestern foothills just west of our Regional Medical Center, had provided comprehensive cancer treatment, intervention, support, and after-care to regional patients – all under one […]

Medi-Cal Expansion Provided 286,000 Undocumented Californians With Comprehensive Health Care

Medi-Cal Expansion Provided 286,000 Undocumented Californians With Comprehensive Health Care

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced that roughly 286,000 older adult Californians are receiving full scope Medi-Cal thanks to the expansion of comprehensive preventive care and other services to all income-eligible adults 50 years of age and older, regardless of immigration status. This follows Governor Newsom’s action in […]

Boston University NEIDL Researchers Refute UK Article about “Deadly” COVID Strain

Boston University NEIDL Researchers Refute UK Article about “Deadly” COVID Strain

Boston, MA…Boston University is refuting a series of misleading claims about research at the University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL). The reports, which first appeared on Monday in the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail, claimed researchers at the lab had “created a new deadly COVID strain.” In a statement Monday afternoon, BU called the reporting, which was […]

HHS Purchases Drug for Use in Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies

HHS Purchases Drug for Use in Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies

Washington, DC…As part of long-standing, ongoing efforts to be better prepared to save lives following radiological and nuclear emergencies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is purchasing a supply of the drug Nplate from Amgen USA Inc; Nplate is approved to treat blood cell injuries that accompany acute radiation syndrome in adult and […]

Briefing by White House Monkeypox Response Team and Public Health Officials

Briefing by White House Monkeypox Response Team and Public Health Officials

Washington, DC…Good morning. Thanks for joining us. I’m Bob Fenton, the White House Monkeypox Response Coordinator. Today, I’m joined by Dr. Fauci, Dr. Walensky, and Dr. Daskalakis. Before I turn to my colleagues, I want to provide an update on the important progress we’re making in combatting monkeypox. We continue to leverage every capability at […]

Elephant Genes Could Hold the Key to Avoiding Cancers

Elephant Genes Could Hold the Key to Avoiding Cancers

Oxford, United Kingdom….Scientists modelling the cancer-suppressing p53 gene identify how the 20 different molecules unique to elephants get activated for increased sensitivity and response against carcinogenic conditions – with implications for cancer treatments in humans. Scientists from seven research institutions including the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh have used pioneering bioinformatic modelling […]

FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products

FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products

Washington, DC…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or risk enforcement action. […]

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