FTC fines GoodRx for unauthorized sharing of health data
The Federal Trade Commission has imposed a $1.5 million penalty on telehealth and prescription drug discount provider GoodRx Holdings Inc. for sharing users’ personal health data with Facebook, Google and other third parties without their consent.
How will life change once the COVID-19 emergency ends?
The declaration of a COVID-19 public health emergency three years ago changed the lives of millions of Americans by offering increased health care coverage, beefed-up food assistance and universal access to coronavirus vaccines and tests.
Nuclear strike chief seeks cancer review of missile crews
The top Air Force general in charge of the nation’s air- and ground-launched nuclear missiles has requested an official investigation into the number of airmen who are reporting blood cancer diagnoses after serving at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.
Town where child cancer rose blasts deal over polluted site
A proposed settlement between New Jersey and the current owner of a notoriously polluted industrial site is drawing fire from residents of Toms River, where memories of children getting cancer at elevated rates are still a fresh source of pain.
The Monkeypox Outbreak, Explained : Short Wave : NPR
The White House officially declared monkeypox a public health emergency in the United States last week. More than 7,500 cases of the virus have been confirmed since it began spreading across the country in May. Today's show: Health reporter Pien Huang on how the outbreak began, how it gathered steam and whether monkeypox is on track to become an endemic disease in the United States.Check out more of NPR's reporting on monkeypox:- Monkeypox: The myths, misconceptions — and facts — about how you catch it- He discovered the origin of the monkeypox outbreak — and tried to warn the world- How we talk about monkeypox matters. Experts offer ways to reduce stigmanpr.org
CDC pleads with Americans to take precautions amid rise in COVID cases
CDC pleads with Americans to take precautions amid rise in COVID cases Health officials are pleading with Americans to follow protective measures as coronavirus cases rise across the nation. As Mola Lenghi shows us, new infections are up 10% and hospitalizations are trending in the wrong direction. Then, Dr. Uzma Syed, an infectious disease specialist, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano with more.cbsnews.com
Health officials warn of potential spring break COVID surge as Americans travel
Health officials warn of potential spring break COVID surge as Americans travel Health officials are warning of a potential surge of COVID-19 cases around spring break. The warning comes as more than a million Americans traveled through U.S. airports on Monday. CBS News reporter Alex Tin joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on the variant that's expected to become dominant by April, as well as the latest on a new vaccine trial involving children as young as 6 months old.cbsnews.com
U.S. confirms first case of U.K. COVID-19 variant as cases and deaths rise
U.S. confirms first case of U.K. COVID-19 variant as cases and deaths rise Health officials in Colorado have identified the first case of a new coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K. CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver reports on the surge in infections already happening across the country, and Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, internal medicine physician at California Pacific Medical Center, joined CBSN to discuss what we know about the new variant and the challenges hospitals are facing.cbsnews.com
Chicago Public Schools’ reopening plan a step closer to reality after teachers union injunction is denied
“In my view, health and safety is a mandatory subject of bargaining which may not be disregarded by the provisions of 4.5, especially in light of the fact that it is unlikely in my view that the General Assembly, when contemplating 4.5, envisioned the situation we now find ourselves in,” Sered said. “It is undisputed that the Chicago Board of Education has announced a date certain to bring children and teachers back to in-person learning without bargaining that decision with the CTU. Further, as we are literally dealing with life and death issues, I find this to be irreparable harm.”chicagotribune.com
Dr. Fauci says the Covid outbreak isn't a political issue: 'You can't run away from the data'
"This is the worst outbreak that we've had of a respiratory-borne illness that we've had in 102 years. You can't run away from the data. It's incomprehensible to me how people are not seeing that," Fauci said during a livestream interview. He said the U.S. needs uniform public health measures to suppress the virus' spread instead of a piecemeal approach taken by different states and counties. Meanwhile, other states have taken a less-severe approach to their growing coronavirus outbreaks in an effort to keep businesses open.cnbc.com
Indiana governor adds a month to statewide COVID-19 mask mandate; Lake, St. Joe counties top state in new cases Wednesday
“We have seen the positive effects on Lake County’s health when being diligent in mask wearing, but it does take all of us participating to see the positive effects again,” Purdue University Northwest Nursing Professor Jodi Allen said. “I am hopeful that the mask mandate will improve our county’s influenza numbers at the start of the flu season this year which will be immensely helpful to our area’s health care system as we continue to deal with Covid cases.”chicagotribune.com
Why an attitude of gratitude helps your health
Before you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, take a look at the health benefits of gratitude. Studies suggest it can help relieve stress, improve your mood and boost your health all year round. Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the findings.cbsnews.com
How to see the signs of measles
How to see the signs of measles Health officials are scrambling to stop the measles outbreak from spreading even more after reaching what they call a critical point. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has details on the outbreak and how to combat it.cbsnews.com
Measles outbreak linked to California Disney parks
Measles outbreak linked to California Disney parks Health officials fear thousands may have been exposed to the measles at Disneyland and "Disney California Adventure" last month. Most of those who got the disease were not vaccinated against it. Carter Evans reports.cbsnews.com
L.A. health officials to gay men: Get vaccinated
L.A. health officials to gay men: Get vaccinated Health officials have confirmed three deaths in Los Angeles County from bacterial meningitis. Officials are recommending gay men who have HIV or multiple partners get vaccinated against invasive meningococcal disease. KCAL-TV's Rachel Kim reports.cbsnews.com
Is "oil pulling" the key to better dental health?
Is "oil pulling" the key to better dental health? Some say gargling oil for 20 minutes a day prevents plaque buildup, makes teeth whiter, kills bad breath and treats gum disease. So, is "oil pulling" the key to better dental health? KHOU's Rekha Muddaraj reports.cbsnews.com