FDA Panel Votes for Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill

The recommendation minimizes the dangers of the side effects. An advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted this week to recommend the over-the-counter sale of…

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HHS Task Force Releases New Cybersecurity Programs

The group will focus on preventing cyberattacks in the health sector. The Cybersecurity Task Force of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published three new tools…

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VA to Launch Study on Gulf War Syndrome

Health dysfunctions in Gulf War veterans include memory problems, chronic nerve issues and pain, fever, and night sweats. Officials in the Department of Veteran Affairs plan to investigate…

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HHS Questioned about Migrant Children

The government has lost contact with thousands. The House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s subcommittee on national security, border security, and foreign affairs held a hearing this week titled…

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DACA Participants to Have Access to ObamaCare

President announces authorization for insurance and Medicaid. President Joe Biden announced that his administration will open Affordable Care Act coverage to enrollees in the Deferred Action for Childhood…

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FDA Issues Recall for Some CPAP Machines

43 complaints were received on certain Philips models, leading to Class I recall. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall, the most serious type,…

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Medicare Trustees Predict Fund Exhausted by 2031

The president’s proposed budget would protect it, HHS Secretary says The Hospital Trustee Fund, which pays for patient care and hospital stays for senior citizens, will be exhausted…

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FDA Approves Second Lab-Grown Chicken Product

Sends GOOD Meat a “no-questions” conclusion. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved GOOD Meat’s lab-grown chicken for U.S. marketplaces last week, sending GOOD Meat a “no-questions” letter…

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CDC Warns of Fungal Spread in Health Care Facilities

Data from 2020-2021 shows a doubling of Candida auris infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned the public this week of an increase of deadly…

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CDC Recommends Screening for Hepatitis B 

The agency says those who are infected may not be aware of it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report that states all adults…

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