Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy may harm childhood development, study finds

A mother’s depression and anxiety from conception through the first year of the baby’s life is associated with negative developmental outcomes through adolescence, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App … Read more…

November National Health Observances: Diabetes, COPD, and Antibiotic Resistance

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight important health issues that affect Americans every day. In November, we’re raising awareness about diabetes, COPD, and antibiotic resistance. … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As … Read more…

WHO says getting the worsening Covid outbreak under control may require ‘sacrifice for many, many people’

As new cases accelerate in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, some countries may need to impose stricter virus measures again, the WHO said. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

These immunocompromised college students felt isolated when the fall semester began. So they did something about it

At first, Cameron Lynch thought she would need prepared questions for the group to discuss in their first Zoom call. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

The Community Guide: Identifying Evidence-Based Approaches to Achieve Healthy People 2030 Objectives

By Amy Lansky, PhD, MPH, Director of The Community Guide Office, Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive … Read more…

October National Health Observances: Health Literacy, Breast Cancer, and Health Care Quality

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. In October, we’re raising awareness about breast cancer, health literacy, and health care quality. … Read post News & … Read more…

FDA grants emergency clearance for GenMark test that screens for the flu, coronavirus and other viruses

Tests that can screen for the flu, the coronavirus and other pathogens could be crucial in combating Covid-19 and influenza this winter, public health specialists say. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Here’s everything we know about the unapproved antibody drug Trump took to combat coronavirus

Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb on President Trump getting a dose of Regeneron antibody drug: ‘if you have available therapy, I think you deliver it’ Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of … Read more…

Singapore’s food tech startups are serving up lab-grown milk and ‘fake’ shrimp dumplings

Start-ups are introducing plant-based and lab-grown food products to boost self-sufficiency and reduce Singapore’s food security concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

CDC reverses controversial coronavirus guidance that said people without symptoms may not need a test

The new guidance says that people without symptoms who have been in close contact with an infected person “need a test.” Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

Trump says U.S. will manufacture enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by April

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will manufacture at least 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses before the end of the year with enough to inoculate every American by April. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request … Read more…

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

A wedding in Maine is linked to 176 Covid-19 cases and the deaths of seven people who didn’t attend the celebration, demonstrating just how easily and quickly the virus can spread at social gatherings, public health experts say. CNN.com – … Read more…

Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom

Overcrowded parties have forced several high schools to go back to online learning in hopes of staving off Covid-19 outbreaks. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: Helping Public Health Agencies Improve Health Nationwide

This post is part of Healthy People in Action, a blog series highlighting how key partners use the Healthy People framework in their work, form cross-sector collaborations, and address social determinants of health to help achieve health equity. … Read … Read more…

While Covid-19 cases spike among children, Fauci says colleges shouldn’t send infected students home

New Covid-19 hot spots keep popping up across the US, with worrying trends in the Midwest and at colleges nationwide. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Join Us for the 2020 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Annual Meeting!

Webcast: Sept. 17, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET | Register … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising … Read more…

September National Health Observances: Childhood Obesity, Food Safety and Education, Healthy Aging, and Recovery Awareness

Help spread the word about National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Healthy Aging Month, National Food Safety and Education Month, and National Recovery Month in September. … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to … Read more…

Coronavirus hasn’t stopped groups from gathering, but it has led to grim consequences

Despite frequent warnings from health officials that big gatherings can spread Covid-19, large groups continue to congregate across the United States leading to outbreaks in communities, on college campuses and beyond. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL … Read more…

CDC Director Dr. Redfield pointed to Rhode Island’s coronavirus restrictions in day-cares as a ‘path’ to reopen schools

“So I think this is an inspiring article to tell individuals that there is a path where one can use or partner with their public health authorities and safely get these child-care programs reopened,” CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said. … Read more…

New Covid-19 cases are declining across the US, official says, but that could quickly change if people aren’t careful

States across the US are now seeing a decline in coronavirus cases, a US top official said this week, though he warned things could quickly change again if Americans aren’t careful. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL … Read more…

Covid-19 infections among students have already caused some colleges to change their plans

Just days before classes are slated to resume, colleges across the country are finding it may be next to impossible to create a coronavirus-free environment on campus. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Coronavirus vaccine with 50% or more efficacy would be a ‘game changer,’ says trial investigator

“A 50% efficacy would be transformative. It’s much better than zero, which is what we have right now,” Dr. Carlos del Rio of Emory University said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request … Read more…

New research suggests the body’s own virus shield lasts long enough for a vaccine to curb spread

Faster tests combined with a “robust” immune response against Covid-19 could soon mean a slower spread, researchers said. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Any attempt to get coronavirus herd immunity would lead to massive death tolls, Fauci warns

If the United States allowed coronavirus infections to run rampant to achieve possible herd immunity, the death toll would be massive, especially among vulnerable people, the nation’s top infectious doctor said. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL … Read more…

Public Comment Period to HHS-USDA on the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Closes Today

Submit public comments to USDA and HHS on the Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report before today, August 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm, Eastern Time. HHS and USDA will consider the Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report, along with public and agency comments, as … Read more…

Teen vapers up to 7 times more likely to get Covid-19 than non-e-cig users, says new Stanford study

“Being a 21-year-old, I should not be spending six days in the hospital for lung complications,” said one young vaper who survived coronavirus. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

USDA and HHS Host Virtual Oral Comment Meeting on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report

On August 11, 2020 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, EDT, USDA and HHS will hold an online-only meeting to hear comments from the public on the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. … Read post News … Read more…

Parents look to private schools for in-person instruction as school districts announce online starts

As more schools announce online starts for fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, parents are looking to private schools for face-to-face instruction. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

International Group Offers Reassuring Guidance for Managing IBD Patients During COVID-19

Medscape SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over … Read more…

Masks could save 70,000 Americans by December, model predicts, as infections among younger people soar

The Covid-19 pandemic is moving into younger populations, health experts said Thursday, with cases skyrocketing among children, teens and young adults. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Best Buy’s health chief to step down, will remain an advisor as company pursues long-term ambitions

Best Buy has bought two health tech-related companies in recent years, and its CEO has spoken of bigger ambitions. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

Quit my job, or risk serious illness? Parents and teachers face grueling decisions as schools reopen

First-grade teacher Amy Forehand was stunned to learn young students in her Georgia school district will return to classrooms by the end of this month. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Hospitals saw fewer heart attacks and strokes as the coronavirus pandemic struck — and nobody knows why

Did patients have fewer heart attacks and strokes in this period due to lifestyle changes stemming from the pandemic? Or did rates stay constant with more people suffering at home instead of coming into the emergency room? Health and Science … Read more…

Innovative Solutions to Address Social Isolation in Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Join the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP) for a Spotlight on Health webinar on Monday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The … Read more…

White House denies report that national coronavirus testing plan was scrapped to hurt blue states

The White House denied a report claiming the Trump administration scrapped plans for a national coronavirus testing strategy to make Democratic governors in some hard-hit states look bad as “entirely false.” Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to … Read more…

The US missed a chance to control outbreak. Now it’s ‘impossible to predict’ how long the pandemic will last, Fauci says

Without a national effort to adhere to preventative measures, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor said, it will be impossible to predict how much longer the Covid-19 pandemic will last in the United States. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App … Read more…

As US passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths, experts at Johns Hopkins call for reset in national response

The United States on Wednesday surpassed 150,000 recorded Covid-19 deaths — a milestone that comes as the country’s number of daily coronavirus deaths is the highest it’s been since the spring. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL … Read more…

Vietnam braces for a fresh wave of coronavirus despite earlier success in containing the outbreak

Vietnam, once praised for its success in containing the coronavirus outbreak, is now battling a resurgence in cases and has warned that the disease could spread wider across the country. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request … Read more…

Coronavirus new case counts are falling nationwide, but some states still seeing record numbers

Even as the number of new coronavirus cases across the United States has dropped recently, several states are still setting distressing records. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

August National Health Observances: Immunization, Children’s Eye Health and Safety, and Breastfeeding

Help spread the word about National Immunization Awareness Month, Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and National Breastfeeding Month in August. … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic … Read more…

Now Available: 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report, USDA and HHS Now Accepting Comments

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has completed their review of the evidence on nutrition and health, and their Scientific Report is now available online. The final report reflects the Advisory Committee’s full examination of the evidence using three rigorous … Read more…

American Airlines warns 25,000 employees about potential job cuts as coronavirus continues to sap demand

American Airlines became the latest airline to warn staff about potential furloughs. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST … Read more…

Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt says he has tested positive for the coronavirus, is isolating at home

Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt says he has tested positive for the coronavirus, is isolating at home ABC News: Health SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of … Read more…

Moderna shares jump as much as 16% after company says its coronavirus vaccine trial produced ‘robust’ immune response

Moderna’s potential vaccine to prevent Covid-19 produced neutralizing antibodies in all 45 patients in its early stage human trial, according to newly released data. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Trump wears coronavirus mask publicly for first time during visit to Walter Reed military hospital

Before departing for Walter Reed, Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn that he would “probably have a mask” while visiting the hospital. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

Georgia governor reopens coronavirus field hospital at Atlanta convention center

Georgia plans to convert Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center into a makeshift hospital again as the state struggles with a rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump campaign official and girlfriend of president’s son, tests positive for coronavirus

Kimberly Guilfoyle, a senior Trump campaign official and Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, tested positive for coronavirus while in South Dakota on Friday, according to NBC News citing sources. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Coronavirus vaccines: ‘Encouraging’ early data for some, a trial delay for another and more research ahead

Scientists around the world are racing to develop Covid-19 vaccines and there’s news almost daily about steps forward — this week, there was “encouraging” preliminary data for some vaccine candidates and word from top health officials that the United States … Read more…

Cornell president: In-person fall classes will be safer for our students than all virtual semester

Cornell plans to spend $ 3 million to $ 5 million to “mandate testing, and tracing and isolation, on a very aggressive regular basis,” University President Martha Pollack told CNBC. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…