Panel Calls for Integrated Care, Physician Training to Combat Rising Mental Health and Addiction Epidemic

Panel Calls for Integrated Care, Physician Training to Combat Rising Mental Health and Addiction Epidemic

Integrating primary care with behavioral health services, improving provider training on mental health, and policy changes were all noted as strategies to combat the rising mental health and substance abuse epidemic during a keynote session at AHIP 2022. In combating the mental health and substance abuse epidemic, evidence has shown that the integration of behavioral … Read more

Holiday getaway pushes US airport traffic to pandemic high

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Fourth of July holiday weekend is jamming US airports with their biggest crowds since the pandemic began in 2020. About 2.49 million passengers went through security checkpoints at US airports Friday, surpassing the previous pandemic-era record of 2.46 million reached earlier in the week, according to figures released Saturday by … Read more

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent. And African health authorities said they are treating the expanding monkeypox outbreak … Read more

Scientists develop antibody test to keep track of immunity to SARS-CoV-2 variants

The experts agree -; the pandemic is not over. Infections are ticking up again, fueled by the new variants of our immune systems are ill prepared for. That’s according to a study by Canadian and US researchers who found that the antibodies generated in people who were vaccinated and/or recovered from COVID-19 prior to 2022 … Read more

FDA asks for COVID-19 boosters to fight Omicron’s BA.4, BA.5 subvariants

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday (Jun 30) recommended COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers change the design of their booster shots beginning this fall to include components tailored to combat the currently dominant Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the coronavirus. If authorised, the changes would mark the first major retooling of the COVID vaccines, … Read more

Creighton study finds thousands made rent with the help of federal funding

A new study from Creighton University finds that 7,400 tenants were able to afford rent because of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.Funds from this program helped stymie an emergency eviction during the pandemic, albeit temporarily.”I think this funding can provide that kind of support and leeway so that they can begin to prioritize some of … Read more

4th of July: Mental health experts offer advice on how to navigate difficult conversations at holiday gatherings

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — If your July 4th celebration involves catching up with friends and family, chances are your conversations might include current events. Recent hot button issues can certainly lead to heated debates. Grills won’t be the only things heating up for the Independence Day holiday. Mental health experts anticipate conversations will too. … Read more

Emerging Markets Are Scrambling For Solutions To Curb Plastic Waste

More than two years after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, many emerging markets are still dealing with high levels of plastic waste. Amid numerous environmental and health challenges, countries and companies alike are working on solutions to combat the issue. Accounting for around 12% of global solid waste before the pandemic, according to the … Read more

COVID-19 at Wimbledon: 3 top-20 men out after positive tests

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic famously decided not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — which prevented him from playing at the Australian Open in January following a legal saga that ended with his deportation from that country, and, as things currently stand, will prevent him from entering the United States to … Read more

3 town councils marked down for overdue conservancy charges in MND report, with 1 citing renovation delays

SINGAPORE — All 17 town councils received the highest rating in estate cleanliness and maintenance, as well as lift performance, in the latest annual management report released on Wednesday (June 29). However, three were marked down for their management of service and conservancy charges (S&CC) arrears. One town council attributed its S&CC arrears to homeowners … Read more