Dr. Anthony Fauci – White House chief medical advisor – said the Food and Drug Administration could approve Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine for children under 5-years-old in the next month.
Five U.S. Airports Are Enacting New Screening Measures to Protect Against Ebola – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USA announced that the following five U.S. airports will soon begin enhanced Ebola screening for all travelers coming from Ebola-affected countries
U.S. working on new screenings for Ebola but no travel ban — U.S. will augment Ebola screenings for airline passengers in U.S. and Africa – U.S. President Barack Obama met with members of his national security team and senior staff to receive an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the administration’s response efforts at the White House in Washington October 6, 2014.
Here’s What’s Being Done to Make HealthCare.gov Better – On October 1, HealthCare.gov opened for business, offering Americans a new way to compare health insurance plans and enroll in coverage. Nearly 20 million people have visited the site, and Americans all over the country are signing up for affordable, high-quality health insurance.
Green spaces may boost wellbeing for city dwellers — Researcers surprised by scale of effects of living in greener areas, compared to ‘big hitting’ life events, such as marriage – People living in urban areas with more green space tend to report greater wellbeing than city dwellers that don’t have parks, gardens, or other green space nearby, said research from the University of Exeter Medical School’s European Centre for Environment & Human Health.
Vitamin D may reduce risk of uterine fibroids, according to NIH study – Women who had sufficient amounts of vitamin D were 32 percent less likely to develop fibroids than women with insufficient vitamin D, revealed researchers. Fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyomata, are noncancerous tumors of the uterus.
Increasing Access to Mental Health Services in US – This is the fact that in US 60 percent of people with mental health conditions and nearly 90 percent of people with substance use disorders don’t receive the care they need. That is why the Affordable Care Act is so important to mental health. The health care law, along with previous parity legislation, will expand mental health and substance use disorder benefits and parity protections for 62 million Americans.
Barack Obama launched a plan to map the human brain, in an attempt to find vital clues for treating diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. – US President Barack Obama unveiled a bold new research initiative designed to revolutionize understanding of the human brain. Launched with approximately $100 million in the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative ultimately aims to help researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.