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FDA News: FDA takes action against 17 companies for illegally selling products claiming to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Products make unproven claims for treating multiple diseases and conditions SILVER SPRING, MD (STL.News) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted 12 warning letters and 5 online advisory letters issued to foreign and domestic companies that are illegally selling more than 58 products, many that are sold as dietary supplements, which are unapproved new … Continue reading FDA News: FDA takes action against 17 companies for illegally selling products claiming to treat Alzheimer’s disease

FDA News: FDA permits marketing of first test to aid in the diagnosis of a sexually-transmitted infection known as Mycoplasma genitalium

SILVER SPRING, MD – Jan. 23, 2019 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of a new test to aid in the diagnosis of a sexually-transmitted infection (STI) called Mycoplasma genitalium (M. gen.).  This is the first test authorized by the FDA to test for the M. gen. bacterium, which is associated … Continue reading FDA News: FDA permits marketing of first test to aid in the diagnosis of a sexually-transmitted infection known as Mycoplasma genitalium

St. Louis News: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Launches “The Wellness Council”

St. Louis, MO – Yesterday, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse-St. Louis Area (NCADA) announced the formation of its young friends organization,  The Wellness Council, dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle and holistic wellbeing. “We saw a gap that needed to be addressed.” said Nichole Dawsey, Executive Director of NCADA.  “We know that … Continue reading St. Louis News: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Launches “The Wellness Council”

Alabama News: Influenza is serious; flu shots recommended for those 6 months of age and older

MONTGOMERY, AL – The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) encourages annual influenza vaccination of all persons 6 months of age and older as the best way to prevent influenza and its potentially serious complications.  Among its many benefits are reducing the risk of flu illness, doctors’ visits, hospitalization and even death. For the upcoming … Continue reading Alabama News: Influenza is serious; flu shots recommended for those 6 months of age and older

2018’s Fattest States in America + Diabetes Facts & Statistics – WalletHub Reports

With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and Americans collectively spending nearly $237 billion per year on obesity-related health costs, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Fattest States in America as well as accompanying videos, along with interesting stats about diabetes in its Facts & Statistics infographic. To determine which states … Continue reading 2018’s Fattest States in America + Diabetes Facts & Statistics – WalletHub Reports

Health News: National Governors Association Releases Report on Strategies to Address Public Health Crises

WILMINGTON, DE — Delaware was one of 11 states that vetted potential strategies through the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices to address public health crises such as Hepatitis C and opioid use disorder by improving access to evidence-based pharmaceutical interventions while ensuring the fiscal sustainability of public programs.  The NGA released the … Continue reading Health News: National Governors Association Releases Report on Strategies to Address Public Health Crises

Chicago News: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Five Times More Residents Receive HIV Care, Compared To 2015

Department of Public Health Launches Acute HIV Hotline 312-74-ACUTE to report diagnosis CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) yesterday announced that so far this year, the city has served 1,814 people living with HIV in Chicago as the city continues to expand HIV primary care support.  … Continue reading Chicago News: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Five Times More Residents Receive HIV Care, Compared To 2015

Delaware News: Sussex County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

DOVER, DE – The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing that a 60-year-old Sussex County man has tested positive for the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2018.  The man was briefly hospitalized for illness in July and after a preliminary positive test result from the DPH Laboratory in Smyrna, … Continue reading Delaware News: Sussex County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus