Google to erase more location info as abortion bans expand
Google will automatically purge information about users who visit abortion clinics and other places that could trigger legal problems now that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for states to ban the termination of pregnancies.
Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned
The World Health Organization’s Europe chief has warned that monkeypox cases across the region have tripled in the last two weeks and called on countries to take stronger measures to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent.
EXPLAINER: Abortion ruling sparks wave of new legal issues
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that abortion is not a constitutional right, federal and state courts around the country saw a rush of activity as abortion rights advocates raised new legal challenges and states sought judges’ clearance to limit abortions.
How to Watch “Speak Sis” two-night special, stream for free
In a special two-day release, Speak Sis is back for new episodes on financial, physical, and sexual and relation health. Stream the Oprah Winfrey Network’s self-care series tonight and tomorrow at 8/7c. Speak Sis joins hosts Adrienne Bankert and Jotaka Eaddy (accompanied by various experts) for an open discussion on self-care, laughter, and other aspects of health. Encouraging viewers to become proactive advocates for their own wellbeing, this two-night special includes valuable insight into multiple facets of health. Tune in at 8/7c on OWN to catch a new episode of Speak Sis.mlive.com
Community identifies racial disparities, mental health as top health needs in Muskegon, Oceana counties
MUSKEGON, MI – Education, racial disparities and discrimination, and mental health are some top health priorities in Muskegon and Oceana counties. Mercy Health identified the health concerns through its Community Health Needs Assessment, a federally required survey conducted every three years by nonprofit healthcare providers. Stevi Riel, director of Community Health and Wellbeing at Mercy Health, said the assessment is the “guiding document” to understand the health of the community. HealthWest in Muskegon and West Michigan Community Mental Health in Mason, Lake and Oceana counties are working to expand mental health access in the region by implementing a federal Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) program. Childcare continues to be a top need with 36% of Muskegon County respondents and 44% of Oceana County respondents saying they struggle to find childcare.mlive.com
CDC pleads with Americans to take precautions amid rise in COVID cases
CDC pleads with Americans to take precautions amid rise in COVID cases Health officials are pleading with Americans to follow protective measures as coronavirus cases rise across the nation. As Mola Lenghi shows us, new infections are up 10% and hospitalizations are trending in the wrong direction. Then, Dr. Uzma Syed, an infectious disease specialist, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano with more.cbsnews.com
Health officials warn of potential spring break COVID surge as Americans travel
Health officials warn of potential spring break COVID surge as Americans travel Health officials are warning of a potential surge of COVID-19 cases around spring break. The warning comes as more than a million Americans traveled through U.S. airports on Monday. CBS News reporter Alex Tin joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on the variant that's expected to become dominant by April, as well as the latest on a new vaccine trial involving children as young as 6 months old.cbsnews.com
U.S. confirms first case of U.K. COVID-19 variant as cases and deaths rise
U.S. confirms first case of U.K. COVID-19 variant as cases and deaths rise Health officials in Colorado have identified the first case of a new coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K. CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver reports on the surge in infections already happening across the country, and Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, internal medicine physician at California Pacific Medical Center, joined CBSN to discuss what we know about the new variant and the challenges hospitals are facing.cbsnews.com
Chicago Public Schools’ reopening plan a step closer to reality after teachers union injunction is denied
“In my view, health and safety is a mandatory subject of bargaining which may not be disregarded by the provisions of 4.5, especially in light of the fact that it is unlikely in my view that the General Assembly, when contemplating 4.5, envisioned the situation we now find ourselves in,” Sered said. “It is undisputed that the Chicago Board of Education has announced a date certain to bring children and teachers back to in-person learning without bargaining that decision with the CTU. Further, as we are literally dealing with life and death issues, I find this to be irreparable harm.”chicagotribune.com
Dr. Fauci says the Covid outbreak isn't a political issue: 'You can't run away from the data'
"This is the worst outbreak that we've had of a respiratory-borne illness that we've had in 102 years. You can't run away from the data. It's incomprehensible to me how people are not seeing that," Fauci said during a livestream interview. He said the U.S. needs uniform public health measures to suppress the virus' spread instead of a piecemeal approach taken by different states and counties. Meanwhile, other states have taken a less-severe approach to their growing coronavirus outbreaks in an effort to keep businesses open.cnbc.com
Indiana governor adds a month to statewide COVID-19 mask mandate; Lake, St. Joe counties top state in new cases Wednesday
“We have seen the positive effects on Lake County’s health when being diligent in mask wearing, but it does take all of us participating to see the positive effects again,” Purdue University Northwest Nursing Professor Jodi Allen said. “I am hopeful that the mask mandate will improve our county’s influenza numbers at the start of the flu season this year which will be immensely helpful to our area’s health care system as we continue to deal with Covid cases.”chicagotribune.com
Flint program wants to help diversify healthcare workforce by recruiting minority youth
FLINT, MI -- A Flint program aimed at urban youth encourages careers in public health, medicine, and research to diversify the healthcare workforce. To diversify the public health workforce, he said early exposure to a range of health fields is essential. The program has evolved to allow Flint youth to develop their own program based on issues that face their communities. Asia Donald, 17, is a Freshman at Oakland University in Flint and participated in a Flint Public Health Youth Academy cohort in Fall of 2019. He now participates in the Flint Public Health Youth Academy’s public forums, which are hosted live on social media.mlive.com
Why an attitude of gratitude helps your health
Before you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, take a look at the health benefits of gratitude. Studies suggest it can help relieve stress, improve your mood and boost your health all year round. Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the findings.cbsnews.com
How to see the signs of measles
How to see the signs of measles Health officials are scrambling to stop the measles outbreak from spreading even more after reaching what they call a critical point. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has details on the outbreak and how to combat it.cbsnews.com
Measles outbreak linked to California Disney parks
Measles outbreak linked to California Disney parks Health officials fear thousands may have been exposed to the measles at Disneyland and "Disney California Adventure" last month. Most of those who got the disease were not vaccinated against it. Carter Evans reports.cbsnews.com
L.A. health officials to gay men: Get vaccinated
L.A. health officials to gay men: Get vaccinated Health officials have confirmed three deaths in Los Angeles County from bacterial meningitis. Officials are recommending gay men who have HIV or multiple partners get vaccinated against invasive meningococcal disease. KCAL-TV's Rachel Kim reports.cbsnews.com
Is "oil pulling" the key to better dental health?
Is "oil pulling" the key to better dental health? Some say gargling oil for 20 minutes a day prevents plaque buildup, makes teeth whiter, kills bad breath and treats gum disease. So, is "oil pulling" the key to better dental health? KHOU's Rekha Muddaraj reports.cbsnews.com