U.S. Daily COVID Case Count Nears Record for Pandemic

FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 — The United States on Thursday recorded its second highest daily total of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with 75,000 new infections, while eight states broke single-day records of new cases. Also on Thursday, the antiviral medicine remdesivir became the first drug to gain…

Current Trends in COVID-19 Reported for U.S. Youth

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 — The incidence of COVID-19 was higher in adolescents than among children during May to September 2020, according to research published in the Sept. 28 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Rebecca T. Leeb, Ph.D., from…

U.S. task force still advises against carotid artery stenosis screening

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening the general adult population for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Aug. 4 by the USPSTF. Janelle M. Guirguis-Blake, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon,…

Strong Bipartisan Team Reintroduces the SAFE Act in U.S. Senate to End Horse Slaughter

blog_safe-act-reintroduction_062719_main.jpg We have exciting news to report! Today, a bipartisan team of senators introduced the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (S. 2006) in the U.S. Senate. This lifesaving legislation, championed by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), brings America’s equines one step…

8 More U.S. Communities to Be Assessed for PFAS Toxin Exposure

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 — Eight additional communities near current or former U.S. military installations that will be included in assessments of human exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were announced Thursday by federal officials. The assessments, expected to begin this year and continue through 2020, will lay the…

Almost All U.S. Teens Falling Short on Sleep, Exercise

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 — Too little sleep. Not enough exercise. Far too much “screen time.” That is the unhealthy lifestyle of nearly all U.S. high school students, new research finds. The study, of almost 60,000 teenagers nationwide, found that only 5 percent were meeting experts’ recommendations on three critical…