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New York City expands involuntary mental health wedges

License picture” alt=”New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a new policy on Tuesday that city agencies will receive expanded training to involuntarily detain people with chronic, untreated mental illness. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License picture“/> New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a new policy on Tuesday that city agencies will receive expanded […]

Routine check-up helps Trinity teen with rare heart disease

TRINDADE, Fla. 🇧🇷 A routine pediatrician’s checkup likely saved the life of a Trinity teen. Gavin Hughes, 14, had no idea a rare heart condition lurked inside him, but his doctor’s keen ear knew something wasn’t quite right. Three years ago, Hughes was a very active 11-year-old. He was traveling around Florida with his competitive […]

Factbox: Countries respond to heart inflammation risk from mRNA injections

Nov 10 (Reuters) – Some countries are limiting the use of COVID-19 vaccines based on so-called mRNA technology to younger people, following reports of possible rare cardiovascular side effects. Europe’s medicines regulator said in July that it had found a possible link between a very rare inflammatory heart disease and Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 […]

Big Pharma will get in on the obesity gold rush

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Obesity drugs are a modern gold rush for drugmakers. Eli Lilly (LLY.N), valued at $347 billion, is just behind Novo Nordisk (NOVOb.CO), at $207 billion, in launching a weight-loss drug in a market expected to be worth $50 billion by 2030. But the duo’s success is enticing rivals and […]

Suspect with mental health issues faces 8 charges

Police: Prior Lake family fled their home before suspect barricaded himself inside The suspect fled police on Friday afternoon and ran into a house, with Prior Lake officers right behind. The family in the house escaped before the suspect barricaded himself inside, and a roughly nine-hour standoff with police began. LAKE FRONT, Minnesota (FOX 9) […]

Health News Round-Up: Switzerland Facing Drug Shortages, Says Pharmacists’ Association; US FDA refuses to approve Spectrum Pharmaceuticals lung cancer drug and more

The following is a summary of current health news. Switzerland faces drug shortages, says pharmacists association Switzerland is facing drug shortages due to supply chain issues related to the COVID lockdowns in China and the war in Europe, the country’s association of pharmacists said. “We have the biggest problems with children’s medicines, especially fever-reducing syrups,” […]

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