Alabama transgender youth can use medicine during transition, judge rules

People protest in July 2017 against then-US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender people from serving in the US military. New York City, New York, US, July 26, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – Transgender minors … Read more

Construction company’s mental health focus addresses industry concern

Construction company’s mental health focus addresses industry concern The Boldt Co. is focused on going beyond physical safety at its construction sites, honing in on employee’s mental health. MILWAUKEE – The Boldt Co. is focused on going beyond physical safety at its construction sites, honing in on mental wellbeing. Combined with the general struggles felt … Read more

Symptoms linger two years for some; inflammatory protein patterns may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, in Chicago, Illinois, US, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United States, with the Biden administration working to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported that COVID-19 symptoms recurred after … Read more

Most Americans feel short mental health breaks boost their well-being, survey finds

article People walk under blooming cherry trees along the Tidal Basin on April 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) WASHINGTON – Mental health has been the focal point for many since the pandemic started. With stress and anxiety seemingly at an all-time high for many related to everyday life, a new health survey … Read more

insurance must cover cancer biomarker tests

PHOENIX (AP) – A bill signed into law by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday requires health insurers and the state’s Medicaid plan to pay for so-called “biomarker tests” that are needed for many modern cancer treatments. The legislation’s signing was hailed by the American Cancer Society, which called biomarker testing a critical step in … Read more

Mental health mobile response team has positive impact during first year in Hillsborough County schools

article TAMPA, Fla. – District leaders increased mental health services for Hillsborough County school students this year. Noticing the impact of COVID-19, the district added an additional 100 therapists and invested $1.4 million to create a mental health mobile response unit. The partnership with Gracepoint Health allows counselors to respond to schools when a student … Read more

Omicron as severe as previous COVID variants, large study finds

A sign requiring masks is seen outside of a closed-down business during the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Washington, US, December 27, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 5 (Reuters) – The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus is intrinsically as severe as previous variants, unlike assumptions … Read more

Allergy shortage medicine causing problems amid peak pollen season

Shortage of allergy medicines This year’s allergy season is an intense one but if you’re suffering you may face even more challenges finding medicine due to a shortage. DUMFRIES, Va. – This year’s allergy season is an intense one but if you’re suffering you may face even more challenges finding medicine. Over-the-counter medicines are reportedly … Read more

Health Plans Brace For Specialty Drugs Eclipsing 50% Of Prescription Spending

Specialty drugs are increasingly accounting for more than 50% of total health plan prescription … [+] spending, executives told attendees at the Asembia’s 2022 Specialty Pharmacy Summit, Tuesday, May 3, in Las Vegas. getty As more expensive specialty drugs from Alzheimer treatments to new drugs for cancer hit the US market, those handling prescriptions and … Read more