Health care — FDA to ease blood donation rules for gay, bisexual men

Celebrity organizer Marie Kondo says she has given up cleaning her house after the birth of her third child. She says that spending time with family sparks happiness now. The FDA has moved to make blood donation more accessible to men who have sex with men, moving away from time-based deferrals and instead proposing the … Read more

To improve health equity, leaders must make it ‘the center of their strategy’

More health systems say they are aiming to close disparities in health care. EY’s Susan Garfield outlines steps to help move the needle. Susan Garfield has been working on health equity issues for over 25 years. “The issues are not new,” she says. Nonetheless, Garfield, chief public health officer at Ernst & Young (EY), says … Read more

Proposed bill seeks annual mental health evaluation for Colorado students

DENVER – A proposed bill introduced in the 2023 Colorado legislative session seeks to add annual mental health assessments for students in high school from sixth grade to seniors. House Bill 23-1003, otherwise known as the School Mental Health Assessment, would have voluntary mental health assessments administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and … Read more

Promoting a one-health approach can significantly improve human-animal health and environmental integrity

In a recent study published in the LancetThe researchers followed contemporary evidence on how a one-health approach could improve health protection against unprecedented health threats globally, such as those posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Advancing a Human-Animal-Environment Health Affinity for Global Health Security: What Does the Evidence Say? Image credit: lost_hare/Shutterstock … Read more

Latino teens are deputized as health educators to influence the unconcerned

Classmates often stop Alma Gallegos as she makes her way down the bustling hallways of Theodore Roosevelt High School in southeast Fresno, California. The 17-year-old senior is often asked by fellow students about Covid-19 testing, vaccine safety and the value of booster shots. Alma earned her reputation as a reliable source of information through her … Read more

In America, conspiracy theories and alternative facts undermine public health and cause death

In June, 2021, US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) holds a press conference , [+] The dismissal of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Green continues to misinform the public on vaccines and public health. (Photo by Jim Watson / AFP) (Photo by Jim Watson / AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The insidious agenda of … Read more

In America, conspiracy theories and alternative facts undermine public health and cause death

In June, 2021, US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) holds a press conference , [+] The dismissal of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Green continues to misinform the public on vaccines and public health. (Photo by Jim Watson / AFP) (Photo by Jim Watson / AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The insidious agenda of … Read more

New DoD health agency director is ‘worst woman in the military’

The new director of the Defense Health Agency is an “astonishing woman” and “the worst woman in the military,” said her former boss, the Army surgeon general. During Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland’s promotion ceremony on January 20, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle praised Crosland for her character and accomplishments and praised the … Read more

Researchers evaluate health-related quality-of-life data obtained retrospectively from COVID-19 patients

In a recently posted study medRxiv* Preprint Server Researchers retrospectively evaluated the EQ-5D-5L data collection among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Study: retrospective collection assessment of the EQ-5D-5L in US patients with COVID-19. Image credit: poptika / shutterstock background Studies have highlighted the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on amplifying previous clinical outcomes. To fully understand … Read more