Category: Public Health

Legal Issues in Some States Preventing Access to Clean Needles Could Be Costing Lives.

Kim Botteicher is a beacon of hope in the midst of the drug epidemic ravaging Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Operating a flower shop, cafe, and nonprofit organization called FAVOR ~ Western PA, Botteicher is dedicated to helping individuals struggling with addiction find their way back to health and stability. The nonprofit sits in a rural area […]

New Prospect for an HIV Vaccine Sparks Hope

HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, has been a global health crisis since it was first identified in 1983. Over the past four decades, HIV has infected more than 85 million people worldwide and has caused approximately 40 million deaths. Despite significant advancements in treatment and prevention, a vaccine for HIV has remained elusive. One of […]

Healthcare professionals at UCLA protest alleging that police weapons caused injuries including bloodshed and bone fractures

The UCLA protest that gathered thousands in opposition to Israel’s ongoing bombing of Gaza escalated into a dangerous confrontation between protesters, counterprotesters, and law enforcement. Volunteer medics, including OB-GYN resident Elaine Chan and UCLA medical student Jack Fukushima, found themselves in a chaotic and violent situation as they treated injured protesters in a makeshift clinic […]

Journalists Explain Bird Flu, Brain Worms, and New Staffing Requirements in Nursing Homes

KFF Health News senior fellow and editor-at-large for public health CĂ©line Gounder was featured on CBS’ “CBS Mornings” discussing the latest updates on bird flu on May 9. Additionally, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. claimed that a parasitic worm ate part of his brain, sparking intrigue and curiosity among viewers. In another segment on […]

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