New mom nearly dies from rare flesh-eating bacteria days after giving birth

Charleigh Chatterton’s birth to her daughter last month went smoothly with no complications. Then she went home, and six days later, her “chances of survival were slim,” she said, BBC News reported.  The 27-year-old English woman told the outlet she had to be rushed back to the hospital after her April 22 birth because she suddenly More...

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By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2023

UCHealth doctor discusses health care biases, alarming maternal mortality rate in Black women

Data shows maternal mortality is affecting women in the United States at an alarming rate, particularly Black women. Black mothers-to-be are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

Future pathogens could be “even deadlier” than COVID, WHO warns

The head of the World Health Organization urged countries across the globe to prepare for the next pandemic, warning that future health emergencies could be even worse than the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO director-general More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

South Carolina lawmakers pass 6-week abortion ban

The South Carolina Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would ban most abortions after around six weeks of pregnancy — before most people know they are pregnant — and sent it to the governor who has promised More...

By admin On Monday, May 22nd, 2023

Separate bedrooms: A prescription for better sleep?

New Jersey couple Rachel Kramel Bussel and Drew Griffiths have shared a home for a decade, but they have never shared a bedroom. “Having my own space, that feels comforting to me,” said Bussel, a More...

By admin On Sunday, May 21st, 2023

Cutting through the white noise

From L.A. to Chicago to New York, noise is one big reason why 1 in 3 American adults doesn’t get enough sleep, thanks to noisy neighbors, ambulances, fire engines or garbage trucks at 3 o’clock in More...

By admin On Saturday, May 20th, 2023

First Powassan virus death reported in Maine in 2023 officials confirm

Officials in Maine have confirmed the first fatal case of the Powassan virus disease in 2023.  The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday they found the tick-borne illness in an adult More...

By admin On Monday, May 15th, 2023

Thousands face Medicaid whiplash in South Dakota and North Carolina

Until recently, Jonathan Murray relied on Medicaid to pay for treatments for multiple health conditions, including chronic insomnia. Murray, a 20-year-old restaurant worker from the college town of Brookings, More...

By admin On Sunday, May 14th, 2023

Tom Holland reflects on mental health struggles

Tom Holland’s dream role as Danny, the main character of the upcoming Apple TV thriller series “The Crowded Room,” not only gave him an opportunity to grow professionally, but also forced him More...

By admin On Saturday, May 13th, 2023

Peloton recalls 2.2 million bikes with seat posts that may break while in use

Peloton is recalling 2.2 million of its original bikes because the seat post can break off while a person is using the equipment,  according to a filing by the company with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. More...

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