Study aims to improve health of patients with CF across their increasing lifespan
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) People with cystic fibrosis are living better and longer, and now investigators want to further enhance quality and longevity by better understanding the role of nutrition, body composition and exercise in their health across an increasing lifespan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

I ’m Awash In Pandemic-Fueled Gratitude and Taking a Solitary Cross-Country Road Trip
Well hello! A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday for free. And write to me at Susanna@Time.com A Solitary Road Trip and Some Hope For Grace Next week I’m going to pack up my little snoring dog and drive from Brooklyn to Los Angeles all by my vaccinated self. It’s somewhat insane, especially if you know how slowly I drive. But like lots of things we’ve been waiting months to do, the idea of seeing any vista beyond my neighborhood is ridiculously thrilling. I’m awash in pandemic-fueled gratitude. There ar...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Marjorie Taylor Greene ’s controversies fueled huge fundraising haul
Georgia U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene raised $3.2 million in the first quarter of 2021 after her national profile grew when Democrats... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Levi Strauss "very concerned" about states trying to prevent voter fraud
(Natural News) Joining the chorus of “woke” coming out of the corporate world right now, Levi Strauss & Co. President and CEO Chip Bergh has come out to condemn states like Georgia that are trying to prevent election fraud by tightening up their voter laws. During a recent appearance on CNN Newsroom, Bergh said he... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White Bagging: Insurer Shift on Drugs Raises Alarm White Bagging: Insurer Shift on Drugs Raises Alarm
A change in treatment for cancer is arriving in Georgia. It's not a new medication. What's coming is what's known as'white bagging,'an insurer tactic involving expensive infusion or injection drugs.Georgia Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Georgia Republicans ride the wave of ‘cancel culture’ after MLB’s move
No issue has animated Georgia Republicans in the wake of defeats in November’s presidential election and January’s U.S. Senate runoffs... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UGA to establish national NIH-funded center to fight flu
(University of Georgia) The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia a contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research (CIDER). The contract will provide $1 million in first-year funding and is expected to be supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, for seven years and up to approximately $92 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can financial stress lead to physical pain in later years?
(University of Georgia) Financial stress can have an immediate impact on well-being, but can it lead to physical pain nearly 30 years later? The answer is yes, according to new research from University of Georgia scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trillions of ‘Brood X’ Cicadas Are About to Emerge Across the U.S. to Sing, Mate and Die. Here’s What to Expect
This coming May, millions of people around the United States will have front-row seats to an extraordinary entomological event: Trillions of Brood X cicadas across 15 states will emerge almost synchronously after having spent the last 17 years underground. The males will take up elevated positions, each buzzing as loud as a lawnmower to attract females. After mating, the adult cicadas will die off en masse just about as quickly as they arrived—likely sometime in late June or July—while their offspring tunnel underground, not to emerge until 2038, when the dance will begin anew. Annual, or “dog day,”...
Source: TIME: Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Katzman Tags: Uncategorized animals Environment News Source Type: news

Rapid decreases in resting heart rate from childhood to adulthood may indicate heart trouble ahead
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Medical College of Georgia investigators report a significant association between a faster decrease in resting heart rate from childhood to adulthood and a larger left ventricle, the heart's major pumping chamber, over a 21-year period in hundreds of individuals who were healthy at the start. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers receive $2.7 million to study sex differences in social reward
(Georgia State University) The project could provide new mechanisms for understanding well-known sex differences in the incidence of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders for which dysfunctional social relationships or social avoidance are an important symptom, such as in autism spectrum disorder or depression. It also has the potential to spur the development of gender-specific treatments for these disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Several States Halt Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After U.S. Regulators Recommend Pause
New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, Georgia, Michigan and Ohio followed a recommendation by federal regulators Tuesday to temporarily pause Johnson& Johnson distribution after six reports of blood clots in vaccine recipients. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Policy /policy Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Will Smith pulls slavery drama "Emancipation" from filming in Georgia over voting restrictions
The actor couldn't support the state's new laws, which he compared to Reconstruction-era voting impediments (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple ’s Will Smith-Antoine Fuqua Runaway Slave Thriller ‘Emancipation’ To Exit Georgia Over Recent Election Law
UPDATE: Georgia exit for Emancipation is now official. Said Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua: “At this moment in time, the Nation... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multiple officers shot during police chase in Georgia
Multiple officers have been shot in Georgia during a police chase early Monday that ended in Carroll County, according to the Carroll... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Smith, Antoine Fuqua Won ’t Shoot ‘Emancipation’ in Georgia Because of Voting Restrictions
Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith will move production on their big-budget, runaway slave thriller “Emancipation” out of Georgia in protest... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scandal Erupts in Valdosta, Georgia's Football "Titletown"
Georgia’s Valdosta High School, a longtime football powerhouse, is awash in a scandal involving race, funny money, allegations of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live update
At around 4:30 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol began the pursuit of a vehicle that eventually moved into Carroll County. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH training grant enhances opportunities for biomedical graduate students at AU
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Augusta University has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help support the graduate education of future scientists whose focus is cardiometabolic diseases -- like hypertension and diabetes -- which disproportionally affect minorities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers awarded $3 million to study neural dynamics of mental disorders
(Georgia State University) Georgia State University researchers have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop new strategies to identify mood disorders using whole brain dynamics, which considers changes in the shape, size or location of brain networks, as well as changes in the connections between brain networks. The researchers will use the approaches they develop to integrate four-dimensional brain imaging with clinical and cognitive data to identify clues about how mental illness presents in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clyburn offers Manchin history lesson to clear Senate path for Biden reforms
Majority whip faces up to West Virginia senator on filibuster while insisting Georgia voting law is ‘the new Jim Crow’ (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 Korean Battery Makers Settle Dispute That Threatened Biden ’s Green Agenda
The settlement between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation ensures that a battery plant in Georgia will go forward without hampering... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Avoids Big Test As Battery Giants Reach Deal To Save Georgia Factories
Without an eleventh-hour deal, the president faced a choice between green jobs in a battleground state and taking a tough stance on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPDATE: Korean companies reach deal on Georgia battery plant
Two Korean companies cut a deal to let a northeast Georgia factory operate that will make batteries for electric cars. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black Small Business Owner Slams MLB For Moving All-Star Game From Atlanta: 'We May Lose Even More'
MLB’s decision to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta, Georgia, continues to draw backlash from the Peach State. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia voting law explained: Here's what to know about the state's new election rules
Republican lawmakers in Georgia have overhauled the state's elections. Here's a breakdown of what will change under Senate Bill 202. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia becomes third state to shut down Johnson & Johnson vaccine site after adverse reactions
Dozens have suffered adverse reactions to the shot in three states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Several Vaccine Sites Pause Johnson & Johnson Shot After Adverse Reactions Several Vaccine Sites Pause Johnson & Johnson Shot After Adverse Reactions
Three vaccine sites in North Carolina closed temporarily after several people had immediate reactions. Sites in Colorado, Georgia, and Iowa also paused after multiple people reported adverse reactions.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Georgia clinic is the FOURTH to halt J&J vaccinations within three days
A clinic at the Cummings Fairground in North Georgia has paused vaccinations with the J&J shot after eight reactions to it were flagged. So far, CDC experts do not believe the shot is at fault. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Georgia pauses J&J vaccine at one site following adverse reactions — as it happened
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some American adults in states like Alabama and Georgia could be waiting ALL YEAR for their vaccines
Several states, including Georgia and Alabama, have been rolling out COVID-19 vaccines so slowly that they wiil not have all eligible adults vaccinated until the end of the year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Same Apple that smears Georgia's voter ID laws as "racist" now launching vaccine passport ID system on all iPhones
(Natural News) According to Apple, it is totally racist for residents of Georgia to have to show proper identification before being allowed to vote. However, when it comes to allowing people to travel internationally without a Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine passport,” Apple says not a chance. To help facilitate the global enslavement of all people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hopefuls begin lining up to run in 2022, with a Kemp-Abrams rematch topping the ticket
Georgia candidates are already lining up to run for governor, statewide offices, the U.S. Senate and congressional seats in 2022,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Working? We ’re Not Sure Yet
After four months and 171 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered across the U.S., more than a few of us are eager to know: are the shots working? Thus far, available evidence can half-answer that question: The vaccines are working well for those who can get them. As soon as the rollout kicked off, a variety of researchers began conducting what might be considered an unofficial phase 4 clinical trial, monitoring early vaccine recipients among the general public. Several of their studies have found a significant reduction in both the rates of infection and severity of symptoms among vaccinated populations compared t...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Biden's actions on guns, Chauvin trial, The Masters: 5 things to know Thursday
President Biden is expected to unveil executive actions to tighten gun restrictions, the Masters tees off in Georgia and more to start... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia's GOP lieutenant governor says Rudy Giuliani's false voter fraud claims triggered voting restrictions
Rudy Giuliani's false claims of election fraud weren't enough to overturn the presidential election, but they did motivate Republican... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Masters chairman Fred Ridley against burdening Augusta with boycott over Georgia voting law
Augusta National and Masters chairman Fred Ridley would not condemn Georgia's controversial new voting law but said that no one should... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'The right to vote is fundamental': Augusta National chairman addresses Georgia election law
Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley spoke about the challenges and controversies of the Georgia law on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge rules against much of Georgia voting lawsuit over 2018 election
A federal judge has ruled against many of Fair Fight's claims in its lawsuit filed over obstacles to voting in the 2018 election for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MLB has no problem playing games in Cuba and training in communist China, but Georgia is now the "human rights" problem
(Natural News) Major League Baseball (MLB) has decided to join the virtue signaling outrage mob by relocating its upcoming All-Star game from Atlanta to some other state that supports election fraud. After Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law new legislation that makes it harder to steal elections, corporations galore pitched a fit and threatened... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia voting: Fact-checking claims about the new election law
Democrats say it restricts voting rights, but Republicans disagree - so what does the new law do? (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McConnell warns businesses of 'serious consequences' after many condemn Georgia's restrictive voting law
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned big businesses they would face "serious consequences" after accusing them of employing... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's in the Georgia law? Voters can cast mail ballots without photo ID, in-person requirements not changed
Voters with photo ID are required to use that to verify their absentee ballots, but the state provides options for those who don't have one. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insomnia associated with more suicidal thoughts, worse disease symptoms in schizophrenia
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Insomnia is a common problem in patients with schizophrenia, and a new study reinforces a close association between insomnia, more suicidal thoughts and actions and increased problems like anxiety and depression in these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Brain glue' helps repair circuitry in severe TBI
(University of Georgia) In a new study, researchers have demonstrated the long-term benefits of a hydrogel, which they call " brain glue, " for the treatment of traumatic brain injury. The gel protects against loss of brain tissue after a severe injury and might aid in functional neural repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coors Field expected host 2021 MLB All-Star Game, per report
MLB recently pulled the game from the Atlanta area because of the recent passage of voting laws in Georgia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can-cel culture: GOP lawmakers in Georgia kicking Coke to the curb over voting law criticism
Coca-Cola was among the companies Trump called to boycott, but a photo of him tweeted Monday appeared to show a Coke bottle near a phone... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rand Paul on MLB-Georgia controversy: 'If they want to boycott us, let's boycott them'
It may be time for Republicans to start boycotting corporations that came out against the Georgia election law, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

States offering to host MLB All-Star Game have some voting restrictions similar to Georgia's
Some of the states looking to host the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, after it was pulled from Atlanta over a recently-passed... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia Gov. Kemp slams Stacey Abrams 'biggest flip-flopper since John Kerry' on Georgia boycotts
Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp fired back at his 2018 Democratic opponent, ex-Georgia State Rep. Stacey Abrams, who has led the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news