Pandemic-era asylum limits in hands of federal judge | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KEVIN McGILL – Associated Press LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) — An attorney arguing for 24 states urged a federal judge Friday to block Biden administration plans to lift pandemic-related restrictions on migrants requesting asylum, saying the decision was made without sufficient consideration on the effects the move could have on public health and law enforcement. … Read more

Monkeypox: What we know about the smallpox-like virus detected in the UK

Health authorities in the UK have confirmed a case of monkeypox – a rare viral infection related to smallpox – in a person who recently flew in from Nigeria. The patient is receiving specialist care in an isolation unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ infectious disease hospital unit in London, the UK Health Security Agency … Read more

Assessment of PRIME program’s impact on health outcomes, utilization of services, and Medi-Cal payments

Researchers led by Dr. Nadereh Pourat, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, have released findings from the Final Summative Evaluation of California’s Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi-Cal (PRIME) Program. The report, issued by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR), … Read more

Havana hotel death toll at 30 as dogs search for survivors | Health, Medicine & Fitness

By ANDREA RODRÍGUEZ – Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — Search crews with dogs on Sunday hunted through the ruins of a luxury hotel in Cuba’s capital for survivors of a devastating explosion while officials raised the number of known dead to 30. The Hotel Saratoga, a five-star 96-room hotel in Old Havana, was preparing to … Read more

CDC investigating more than 100 cases of hepatitis in children, including 5 deaths

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it’s investigating 109 cases of severe and unexplained hepatitis in children in 25 states and territories that may be linked to a worldwide outbreak. Among them, 14% needed transplants and five children have died. Nearly all the children – more than 90% … Read more

Obesity in Europe at ‘epidemic proportions’ – POLITICO

Obesity rates in the European Region are at “epidemic proportions,” warns the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe in a report released Tuesday. The numbers are growing: Fifty-nine percent of adults and nearly one in three children are either overweight or obese, and no country in the European region is currently on track to … Read more

Obesity in Europe at ‘epidemic proportions’ – POLITICO

Obesity rates in the European Region are at “epidemic proportions,” warns the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe in a report released Tuesday. The numbers are growing: Fifty-nine percent of adults and nearly one in three children are either overweight or obese, and no country in the European region is currently on track to … Read more

American Academy of Pediatrics Moves to Erase Race in Medicine | Healthiest Communities Health News

The country’s leading pediatricians’ organization is calling for the elimination of the use of race in making medical assessments, saying the practice is “flawed science” and stems from systemic and structural inequities that drive racial health disparities. “Racism has infiltrated and impacted health care delivery and outcomes in this country for more than 400 years,” … Read more

Human bird flu case: CDC confirms case of bird flu in Colorado man but says the public health risk assessment remains low

CNN — A case of influenza A(H5), also known as H5 bird flu, has been confirmed in a man in Colorado who had direct exposure to poultry and the culling of birds with presumptive H5N1 bird flu, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Thursday. “This is the second human … Read more

Pivotal moment in America’s battle against the coronavirus

This is the weekly edition of CNN’s coronavirus newsletter. Look out for your roundup every Wednesday. If you haven’t subscribed yet, sign up here. CNN — With mask mandates being dropped, governments declaring it’s time to “learn to live with Covid” and an increasing number of people being fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, it almost … Read more