Costs Block Prescription Access for Millions: Study
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Costs Block Prescription Access for Millions: Study

Dec. 3, 2021 — As Senate Democrats debate the Build Back Better Act, which includes measures that would lower prescription drug costs for consumers, a new Urban Institute study finds that 12.8 million adults delayed getting or didn’t get needed prescription drugs because of cost. The people who deferred or went without these prescription drugs…

Black Americans Less Likely to Lose Hearing as They Age
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Black Americans Less Likely to Lose Hearing as They Age

By Robert PreidtHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Dec. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Older Black Americans are much more likely to have good hearing than white Americans, and the difference is especially notable among men, a new study shows. “We found that among males, non-Hispanic Black Americans have a prevalence of hearing loss that is similar to non-Hispanic…

Breast Cancer: Test Reveals Who Can Skip Chemo After Surgery
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Breast Cancer: Test Reveals Who Can Skip Chemo After Surgery

By Robert Preidt and Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, Dec. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A genetic test can identify older breast cancer patients who can forgo chemotherapy after surgery, even if the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, a large international clinical trial shows. “For decades, women with breast cancer that had spread…

HEALTH: Omicron And Other Variants Of Concern Identified In The Americas
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HEALTH: Omicron And Other Variants Of Concern Identified In The Americas

Washington, Dec. 3, 2021 (PAHO)—All five Variants of Concern of the SARS-COV-2 virus have been identified in the Americas, including Omicron, which is now in three countries, according to an Epidemiological Update from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The most frequently appearing variant is Delta, and since it was first reported in July 2020,…

HEALTH: Afro-Descendants In Latin American Countries Live In Starkly Unequal Conditions That Impact Health And Well-Being, PAHO Study Shows
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HEALTH: Afro-Descendants In Latin American Countries Live In Starkly Unequal Conditions That Impact Health And Well-Being, PAHO Study Shows

Inequities for Afro-descendants include higher rates of maternal mortality and lack of access to education, jobs, adequate housing, and basic services such as safe water and sanitation. Washington, D.C. December 3, 2021 (PAHO) – A new study of Afro-descendant populations in 18 Latin American countries demonstrates that they live with dramatically unequal social and economic…

Cientificos buscan la causa de una misteriosa inflamacion en ninos relacionada con covid
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Cientificos buscan la causa de una misteriosa inflamacion en ninos relacionada con covid

HEALTH NEWS: Como la mayoria de los ninos con covid, Dante y Michael DeMaino no parecian tener sintomas graves. Infectados a mediados de febrero, ambos perdieron los sentidos del gusto y del olfato. Dante, de 9 anos, tuvo un dia de fiebre baja. Michael, de 13, sintio un “cosquilleo en la garganta”, dijo su madre,…

Confronting Ageism In Health Care: A Conversation For Patients, Caregivers, and Clinicians
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Confronting Ageism In Health Care: A Conversation For Patients, Caregivers, and Clinicians

October 22, We encourage organizations to freely republish our content. We ask for You must acknowledge us as the original publisher and include a link to our website khn.org. Please include in your byline the name of the author and Kaiser Health News. The hyperlinks should be preserved in the story. It is important to…

OSHA NEWS: Governor. Ivey Submits Formal Comment Letter To OSHA On Opposing Vaccine Mandate – WBRC
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OSHA NEWS: Governor. Ivey Submits Formal Comment Letter To OSHA On Opposing Vaccine Mandate – WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Governor Ivey submitted a formal comment letter Friday to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on opposing the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for companies with over 100 employees.In the letter, Governor Ivey asked OSHA to discontinue the provisions.The formal comment letter is here:The governor also issued the following statement:“Alabama is…

OSHA NEWS: Coronavirus Roundup: Manchin Backs Measure To Undo OSHA Vaccine Rule – GovExec.com
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OSHA NEWS: Coronavirus Roundup: Manchin Backs Measure To Undo OSHA Vaccine Rule – GovExec.com

The Transportation Security Administration is extending the requirement to wear masks on planes, trains and public transportation through March 18. That is one of the many actions the Biden administration unveiled on Thursday to combat the pandemic this winter. “Fines will continue to be doubled from their initial levels for noncompliance with the masking requirements…

OSHA NEWS: Review Panel Bucks E-Filing Policy In Remanding OSHA Fine Appeal – Bloomberg Law
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OSHA NEWS: Review Panel Bucks E-Filing Policy In Remanding OSHA Fine Appeal – Bloomberg Law

A Missouri construction company was given a second chance to appeal $21,844 worth of alleged OSHA violations when a review panel overturned an administrative law judge’s decision, suggesting there should be some leeway in an e-filing policy.The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, in a remand order released Thursday, said the judge was “too harsh”…

OSHA NEWS: Mandatory Employee Vaccines – Coming To A State Near You? (UPDATED) – JD Supra
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OSHA NEWS: Mandatory Employee Vaccines – Coming To A State Near You? (UPDATED) – JD Supra

Jurisdiction Vaccine Requirements for Employees OSHA Vaccine-or-Test ETS Adopted?This column covers states with OSHA-approved state plans only. Last Updated Federal – OSHA ETS The text of the 11/4/21 OSHA ETS may be found here. OSHA also released this summary and launched an FAQs page. On September 9, President Biden announced an action plan: Path Out of the Pandemic. As discussed in this…

OSHA NEWS: Cal/OSHA Enforcement Authority Expands Significantly In 2022 | Perkins Coie – JDSupra – JD Supra
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OSHA NEWS: Cal/OSHA Enforcement Authority Expands Significantly In 2022 | Perkins Coie – JDSupra – JD Supra

Effective January 1, 2022, SB 606 significantly expands Cal/OSHA’s enforcement powers and the potential penalties for workplace health and safety violations. Specifically, this bill (1) enhances Cal/OSHA compliance and enforcement tools, including its ability to issue injunctions, subpoenas, and temporary restraining orders against employers; and (2) expands and modifies penalties for noncompliant employers, in particular by…

OSHA NEWS: California Failed To Protect Outdoor Workers From Wildfire Smoke Under Biden's New OSHA Chief – KQED
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OSHA NEWS: California Failed To Protect Outdoor Workers From Wildfire Smoke Under Biden's New OSHA Chief – KQED

Dec 2Failed to save articlePlease try againPresident Joe Biden’s pick to lead the nation’s worker health and safety efforts largely failed in his previous job to enforce protections for California outdoor workers exposed to toxic wildfire smoke. That’s according to an investigation by KQED and The California Newsroom. As the state faced its largest wildfire…

How to Know What Medical Information to Trust
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How to Know What Medical Information to Trust

Misinformation bombards us every day, coming from multiple directions at a pace that is downright dizzying. We can fight back against misinformation and regain control. The News Literacy Project ,, a nonpartisan national educational nonprofit, can help with this. NLP, a leader in news literacy education, was founded in 2008, and offers programs and resources…

First Malaria Vaccine a Major Milestone Despite Hurdles Ahead
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First Malaria Vaccine a Major Milestone Despite Hurdles Ahead

Dec. 2, 2021 — The parasite that causes malaria can kill a person within 24 hours of symptoms appearing. The symptoms of malaria are similar to flu, with fever, headaches, and chills. All it takes is a microscopic poke. When a malaria-infected mosquito inserts her needle-like mouth into human skin, it releases the immature parasites…

New HIV and AIDS Strategy Calls Racism a Public Health Crisis
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New HIV and AIDS Strategy Calls Racism a Public Health Crisis

Dec. 2, 2021 – Can we end the HIV epidemic in America? Promising to take “aggressive action” to end HIV in the U.S., President Joe Biden on Worlds Aids Day on Wednesday announced a 3-year roadmap to help reduce new HIV transmissions in the U.S. by 90% by 2030. He was the first U.S. President…

We have new faces and fewer tools: Meet the Bosses Fighting Covid
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We have new faces and fewer tools: Meet the Bosses Fighting Covid

HEALTH NEWS: VIRGINIA CITY, Mont. Emilie Sayler is a Montana native. She is a member of the nearby town council as well as the board for the Little League. She attended college in a nearby county and volunteers regularly in the schools of her children. Just a few months into her new job as public…

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