President Joe Biden Announces COVID-19 National Emergencies Will End on May 11
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first declared. The move to end the national emergency and public health emergency declarations would formally restructure the federal coronavirus response to treat the virus as an endemic threat to public health that can be managed through agencies’ normal authorities. Read More: COVID-19 Is No Longer a Public Health Emergency It comes as lawmakers have already ended elements of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke Miller and Amanda Seitz / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Long COVID Explored in University Settings
MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2023 -- In an article published online Jan. 26 in Emerging Infectious Disease, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, factors associated with long COVID are explored in a sample of COVID-19 cases among... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 30, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The U.S. Still Doesn ’ t Have Good COVID-19 Data. Here ’ s Why That ’ s a Problem
Check the COVID-19 Data Tracker from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and you’ll get a rundown of the latest case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths. Those categories might seem straightforward, but the data, say many experts, are telling us a lot less than we think they are. That’s because it’s getting increasingly difficult to parse who is hospitalized or dies from COVID-19, and who is hospitalized or dies from another reason but with COVID-19. Across the U.S., “COVID-19 hospitalizations” represent all kinds of patients: those who need hospital-level care for sev...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Second Phase of the NIH Preprint Pilot Launched
Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the second phase of the NIH Preprint Pilot with the addition of more than 700 new preprint records to PubMed Central (PMC) and PubMed. This second phase expands the scope of the Pilot to include preprints resulting from all NIH-funded research. Eligible preprints are those acknowledging direct support of an NIH award or authored by NIH staff and posted to bioRxiv, medRxiv, arXiv, or Research Square, on or after January 1, 2023. NLM will automatically include the full text of the preprint (as license terms allow) and associated citation information in PMC and PubMed, respectiv...
Source: PubMed Central News - January 30, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

CDC: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C & M) Committee Meeting
Announces a virtual public meeting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Classifications and Public Health Data Standards, ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee to be held on March 7-8, 2023. The agenda includes a discussion of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS topics, a list of which is provided in the notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 30, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

What ’s CH.1.1? Meet ‘Orthrus,’ a new wildcard Omicron strain with a concerning Delta mutation
Omicron spawn XBB.1.5, also known as “Kraken,” now dominates the U.S. COVID variant scene, comprising an estimated 61% of cases, according to federal health data released Friday. But there’s now a new player being tracked by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that could give…#omicron #kraken #orthrus #hercules #australian #mikehoney #delta #michaelosterholm #northeast #southeastasia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC urges people with weak immune systems to take extra precautions after Covid subvariants knock out Evusheld
Children are seen outside a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing site in Brooklyn, New York, January 12, 2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday urged people with weak immune systems to take extra precautions to avoid Covid after the dominant omicron subvariants knocked…#brooklyn #cdc #evusheld #fda #xbb #bq #molnupiravir (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is there a chicken coop in your future as egg costs rise? Know the health risks first
The soaring cost of eggs may be inspiring some people to add a chicken coop or two to their backyard or property. The feathery pets, however, come with serious health risks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — so people should go into such an endeavor with eyes wide…#cdc #aaronglatt #longisland #foxnewsdigital #puertorico #kathybenedict #mauricepitesky #davis #usfarmgroup #kissing (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC urges people with weak immune systems to take extra precautions after Covid subvariants knock out Evusheld
Children are seen outside a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing site in Brooklyn, New York, January 12, 2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday urged people with weak immune systems to take extra precautions to avoid Covid after the dominant omicron subvariants knocked…#brooklyn #cdc #evusheld #fda #xbb #bq #molnupiravir (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Americans Aren ’t Getting Enough Exercise, Study Finds
Americans aren’t exercising enough. Less than a third of U.S. adults meet suggested benchmarks for aerobic and muscle-building activities set out by health officials, according to a new study released on Thursday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends healthy adults spend at least 150 minutes per week—roughly 20 minutes a day—doing moderate-intensity aerobic exercise and at least two days per week doing muscle-strengthening activities. Only 28% of people in the U.S. are actually following those guidelines, according to the study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tanaz Meghjani/Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire Exercise & Fitness healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Randomized evaluation of CDC HEADS UP concussion education materials for youth sport coaches - Kroshus E, Zhou H, Ledsky R, Sarmiento K, Depadilla L.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HEADS UP youth sports coach materials are the most widely adopted form of concussion education for coaches across the United States-reaching millions of youth sports coaches over the last decade. These m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CDC: Proposed Update to the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health; Extension of Comment Period
Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extending the comment period for theNovember 29, 2022, notice seeking comments and suggestions to update the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health (CDC Evaluation Framework) and associated resources. Updates to the CDC Evaluation Framework are needed to continue its valuable use and service to the evaluation field and public health. Information collected will help identify how the framework may have been adapted and used in different settings, what aspects of the framework have been useful, any challenges in using the framework across differen...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FDA Experts Vote to Make All COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters Bivalent
In a unanimous decision, all 21 voting members of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) vaccine committee recommended that the U.S. start using the same COVID-19 virus strain in all of the COVID-19 vaccines, including primary and booster doses. That means the bivalent booster dose, which targets both the original SARS-CoV-2 strain and the Omicron BA.4/5 strains, would soon become the only type used for all primary shots and boosters. The decision reflects a turning point in the pandemic. Until now, vaccine makers have tried to keep up with constantly evolving variants, but they’ve always been a few step...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Medical Debt Persists, but Declines in the United States Medical Debt Persists, but Declines in the United States
An updated report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a slight decrease in the percentage of families struggling to pay medical bills.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

CDC Reports on Prevalence of Seasonal and Food Allergies, Eczema
THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 -- In two January data briefs published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics, data are presented regarding the prevalence of seasonal allergy, eczema, and food allergy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 26, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news