LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to undergo psychiatric exam
Los Angeles County is seeking to compel psychiatric evaluations for Kobe Bryant’s widow and others to determine if they truly suffered emotional distress after first responders took and shared graphic photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, his teenage daughter and seven others.
Study: Nearly 16% of Florida youth ‘significantly overweight’
Studies show, 15.8% of kids in the Sunshine State are considered obese. The national rate is 16.2%. If children are not at a healthy weight for their age and height by kindergarten, they could struggle with obesity as they get older, experts say.
Made in India virus kits boost testing, and local industry
Soon after the pandemic began, India’s government, with funding from The Rockefeller Foundation, tasked the country’s most advanced bioscience innovation hub — the publicly funded Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, or C-CAMP — with quickly finding a way to locally produce virus test kits and their components.
Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout
Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge.
Tuberculosis deaths rise for 1st time in years, due to COVID
The number of people killed by tuberculosis has risen for the first time in more than a decade, largely because fewer people have got tested and treated as resources have been diverted to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
Task force updates guidance on aspirin use for prevention of heart disease and stroke
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is changing its recommendations when it comes to aspirin use to prevent heart disease and stroke. The panel now says that people over the age of 40, who don’t already have a history of heart disease, should not take the medication.