Here’s what you need to know about Biden’s executive order on women’s health research

The research will focus on conditions that disproportionately affect women. ByMary Kekatos March 18, 2024, 8:38 PM President Joe Biden signed a sweeping executive order Monday promoting women’s health research as the country continues to celebrate Women’s History Month. The White House described it as the “most comprehensive set of actions” taken by a president to advance […]

Nikki Haley projected to become 1st woman to win a Republican primary

Sunday was primary day in the nation’s capital. ByTal Axelrod and Oren Oppenheim March 3, 2024, 9:18 PM Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is projected to win Washington, D.C.’s Republican primary on Sunday, ABC News reports, her first primary win over former President Donald Trump, but one that does little to ameliorate the daunting task of […]

Honoring Chadwick Boseman, wife Simone Leward Boseman speaks on colorectal cancer awareness

Simone Ledward Boseman (right) alongside Dr. Kimmie Ng, director of the Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center Leward Boseman visited Dana-Farber’s Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center, one of the first centers in the U.S. dedicated to treating both colon and rectal cancer in patients under 50. By Thea DiGiammerino • Published March 3, 2024 Simone Ledward […]

With the decline in youth mental health comes another concerning trend, study finds

Drastic changes in children’s behavior or mood may signal a need for antidepressants, experts say. SDI Productions/E+/Getty Images By Kristen Rogers, CNN Published 12:01 AM EST, Mon February 26, 2024 (CNN) — Many young people have reported having poor mental health during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Their experiences are affirmed by a new study finding that the rate […]

Black Health is Public Health: A Legacy of Leadership

February 9, 2024 by Jessica L. Franks, DrPH, MPH, CHES During February every year, we honor the legacy of achievements from Black leaders in the space of public health, civil rights, social justice, health equity, and more.   This year, Black History Month comes on the heels of CDC’s yearlong commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of […]

Have high blood pressure? New procedure could treat hypertension for life

By Mallika Marshall, MDUpdated on: February 14, 2024 / 2:56 PM EST / CBS Boston BOSTON – One out of every two adults will develop high blood pressure, which can lead to a host of problems including heart disease, stroke, and blindness.  Many patients either can’t or won’t take medication, but a newly-approved procedure could treat help […]

Walgreens’ closing triggers fears of ‘pharmacy desert’

The Walgreens at 416 Warren St. in Roxbury was permanently closed Jan. 31. BANNER PHOTO Seniors feeling effects of latest shutdown in Roxbury Avery Bleichfeld The question, simple enough, provoked a firestorm from the Roxbury seniors. Asked about the impact of the closure of a local Walgreens, the roomful of elders at the Vine Street […]

Hospitals are desperate for workers. They might find them in high schools.

Mass General Brigham offices in Somerville. Lane Turner/Globe Staff Boston is one of 10 cities or regions where Bloomberg has pledged to spend a total of $250 million over five years pairing hospitals with high schools. By Jenna Russell, New York Times Service January 17, 2024 | 9:21 AM Public school students in Boston will have […]

Colon cancer is killing more younger men and women than ever, new report finds

Experts are stumped as to why colorectal cancer is rising dramatically among people in their 30s and 40s. Jan. 17, 2024, 7:01 AM EST By Erika Edwards and Jessica Herzberg Colorectal cancer is the deadliest cancer for men under age 50 — and the second deadliest cancer among women in the same age group, behind breast cancer. The incidence of colon cancer […]

Advocacy groups are petitioning for the end of SNAP interview requirements

File – A food shopper pushes a cart of groceries at a supermarket in Bellflower, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. Student and legal advocacy groups are petitioning the U.S. Department of Agriculture to lift the interview requirement for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) applicants to receive food aid.  Student and legal advocacy groups are […]

Why families applying for financial aid may initially have trouble with the new FAFSA

Eros Hoagland/Getty Images/FilePeople walk on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill on June 29, 2023, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. By Katie Lobosco, CNN ;5 minute read; Published 2:39 PM EST, Tue January 2, 2024 Washington (CNN) – A long-awaited update to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, […]

Thousands of baby formula cans recalled after contamination found, FDA says

A can of Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Powdered Infant Formula and one of the batch numbers involved in the recall, stamped on the bottom of the can. FDA BY ALIZA CHASAN, ALEXANDER TINUPDATED ON: JANUARY 2, 2024 / 11:08 AM EST / CBS NEWS Thousands of cans of Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition’s infant formula sold in the U.S. are […]