Mental health workers shortage has created a growing healthcare crisis
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates a deficit of 10,000 mental health professionals by 2025 across the country
Deadly fungal infection C. auris spreading at 'alarming rate,' CDC says
The CDC called C. auris an urgent threat because it’s often resistant to antifungal drugs and spreads easily in healthcare facilities.
DEA issues dire US warning of fentanyl mixed with flesh-eating 'tranq' drug
Xylazine, also known as “tranq," is a powerful animal sedative that’s known to cause open skin wounds so severe – it can lead to amputation.
Biden signs bill to declassify information on COVID-19 origins
President Joe Biden has signed a bipartisan bill that directs the federal government to declassify as much intelligence as possible about the origins of COVID-19 more than three years after the start of the pandemic.
Bruce Willis' diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia explained by local neurologist
Last year, the family of Bruce Willis announced he’d been diagnosed with aphasia, which is the loss of the ability to understand or express language. Then, this past February, they revealed the 68-year-old actor has frontotemporal dementia or FTD.
'Ted Lasso' cast visit White House, promote mental health care
Comedian Jason Sudeikis, who plays the title character, and other cast members were meeting with President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden to talk about how mental health contributes to overall well-being.
World's happiest countries for 2023 — Here's where the US ranks
The 2023 World Happiness Report found that global acts of benevolence were found to be about 25% more common in 2022 compared to before the pandemic.
COVID-19 pandemic expected to end this year 'as a public health emergency,' says World Health Organization
Optimism declared about declining deaths, though WHO falls short of declaring end of emergency now.
How to shop for new insurance if you lose Medicaid coverage
States will start cutting people from the government-funded plans when they no longer qualify based on income, a process that has been paused since shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
11-year-old girl suffers brain aneurysm, undergoes surgery; parents call for brain screenings in children
Last May, 11-year-old Evie Williams complained of a headache and things went downhill quickly. Now she's recovering from brain surgery and her parents are advocating for brain screenings in children.
Sam Neill assures fans he's ‘alive and well’ and in remission after his cancer news
The 'Jurassic World' actor revealed in an interview Friday he was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma in March 2022
US warns about fake, deadly pills being sold in Mexico
The travel alert posted Friday says Americans should “exercise caution when purchasing medication in Mexico.”
Eye drops recall: Deadly bacteria outbreak linked to vision loss, removal of eyeballs
It’s the first time the rare and “extensively” drug-resistant bacteria has spread in the U.S.
'Dad jokes' could be helping kids grow into healthy adults, experts say
Yes they’re corny, but here's why those cringe-worthy jokes might actually be helping your kids grow up into healthy adults.
Rare tick-borne babesiosis disease on the rise in northeastern US, says CDC: Here's why
Lyme disease may hold the distinction of being the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in the U.S. — but it’s not the only one.
From greasy foods to ‘ice bowl challenge’: How to cure a hangover
FOX TV Stations does not condone hair of the dog as a cure for hangovers.
New study cites Wuhan raccoon dogs as possible origin of COVID-19
The raccoon dog earns its name from its facial markings similar to raccoons. The animals are known to be sold at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, where many virologists suspect that the Covid-19 pandemic may have started.
Man accused of attacking flight attendant raises questions about security, mental health
A Massachusetts man accused of attacking a flight attendant and attempting to open the plane's emergency door on a cross-country flight has directed attention to passengers with mental health illnesses.
COVID-19 pill Paxlovid moves closer to full FDA approval
The medication has been used by millions of Americans since the FDA granted it emergency use authorization in late 2021.
RRISD to hold in-person fentanyl awareness event April 3
The meeting will focus on fentanyl awareness, prevention and resource information. Narcan and medical disposable bags will also be available on a first come, first served basis for adults.