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COVID, RSV, disease worries CDC director Walensky ahead of Philadelphia visit

Federal and local health departments need to invest in better data tracking technology to quickly respond to viral outbreaks, such as COVID-19 and the “tridemics” of influenza, RSV, and COVID that are currently weighing on hospitals, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Walensky’s remarks at the Bloomberg American Health Summit, held at …

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Shared decision-making interventions for people with mental health problems

Shared Decision-Making Interventions or Usual Care: What Works Best for People with Mental Disorders? What are mental health issues? There are many mental health issues. They are usually characterized by a combination of abnormal thoughts, perceptions, emotions, behaviors and relationships with others. Access to health care and social services capable of providing treatment and social …

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Investing in crisis response for people living with psychiatric disorders

You may have missed the November 25 Washington Post article, “Seattle psychiatric nurse counts with the city’s most vulnerable residents,” featuring a psychiatric nurse working at the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) trying to help some of the most vulnerable people in our community. It’s two stories in one, showing a level of intense suffering …

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FDA reports agency food unit flawed for leaderless malfunction

The Food and Drug Administration’s food division lacks clear direction, avoids bold policies or enforcement actions, and fosters a culture that does not adequately protect public health, according to a report released Tuesday by a group linked to the agency. Group experts, the Reagan-Udall Foundation, which was asked to review the food division after widespread …

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New disability claims in the UK have doubled in the past year, with the fastest rise among teenagers – IFS | UK cost of living crisis

Deteriorating health in Britain has caused the number of new claims for disability benefits to double in the past year, a report has found. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said claims for Personal Independence Benefits (Pip) doubled to 30,000 per month between summer 2021 and July this year, with no signs of slowing down. In …

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Shortage of cold and flu medicine for children: what parents can do

Share on PinterestMore children are sick with RSV and influenza this year than in recent years. PeopleImages/Getty Images The FDA and manufacturers are reporting shortages of key drugs for children this holiday season. Influenza and RSV have increased in young children this winter. Experts say parents can take steps to help young children even if …

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The number of new claimants for disability benefits has doubled in a year

In the summer of 2021, approximately 15,000 people of working age began to receive disability benefits (Personal Independence Payment, PIP) each month. This monthly figure had remained little changed for years. By July 2022 (latest data), it had doubled to 30,000, with no signs of slowing down. The increase in claimants is seen across all …

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