Plague activity identified in Colorado: Ten Year Old Girl Died From Plague


COLORADO (July 26, 2021)---Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, in cooperation with local public health agencies, is investigating plague (Yersinia pestis) activity. Currently, there have been laboratory confirmed reports of plague in animals and fleas from six counties. This includes LaPlata County, where a 10-year-old resident died from causes…

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Announces Glob­al Opi­oid Settlement


TEXAS (July 23, 2021)---Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a historic $26 billion agreement that will bring desperately needed relief to Texans who are struggling with opioid addiction. The agreement includes Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen – the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors – and Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured and marketed…

England’s PM Johnson Decision To Open Up England Under Fire


ENGLAND (July 19, 2021)---England Scraps Most COVID-19 Restrictions As Boris Johnson Self-Isolates.   Today is Freedom Day in England--and the people are dancing in the streets----in the shadows of the Delta variance without mask.  One-hundred and twenty scientist have signed a letter---stating that opening up England--may open up potential vaccine resistance…

HHS Announces $103 Million from American Rescue Plan to Strengthen Resiliency and Address Burnout in the Health Workforce


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 19, 2021)--- the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of an estimated $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding over a three-year period to reduce burnout and promote mental health among the health workforce.…

Largest Hospital In England Halts Elective Operations As COVID-19 Cases Surge To Record Numbers


ENGLAND (July 16, 2021)---Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham has just cancelled all planned ops for 2 days - including life-or-death liver transplants. They have 163 COVID-19 inpatients, 26 in ICU. The hospital is one of  the largest hospitals in the country has cancelled all its planned operations for Thursday and Friday because of…

Antibiotics in Early Life Could Affect Brain Development


NEW JERSEY (July 14, 2021)---Antibiotic exposure early in life could alter human brain development in areas responsible for cognitive and emotional functions, according to a Rutgers researcher. The laboratory study, published in the journal iScience, suggests that penicillin changes the microbiome – the trillions of beneficial microorganisms that live in and on our…

More Americans in Addiction Treatment, But Gaps Persist


PITTSBURGH – Substantially more people in the U.S. with opioid use disorder are receiving evidence-based treatment for the disease, but there are still considerable gaps in care along racial lines, according to the largest analysis to date of opioid use disorder among Medicaid recipients.    The results, published today in JAMA, provide insights that policymakers and…