While it was unclear what the smell was, the reports prompted a visit Thursday from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A spokesperson for OSHA said the bodies remaining in the trailers are waiting to be claimed by family members. In other news, more of Puerto Rico’s physicians are fleeing to the states.
From robot therapists to virtual reality worlds that help treat addiction, mental and behavioral health technology is booming. In other public health news: immunotherapy, HIV, black lung, genetic testing, sugar, and black infant mortality.
Endo International Plc and Mallinckrodt Plc are arguing that if they’re added onto lawsuits for their role in the opioid crisis, they “are entitled to contribution from the illegal supply chain defendants.” News on the crisis comes out of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, as well.
Gov. Matt Bevin (R-Ky.) announced that the benefits were being cut following a court ruling halted the state’s work requirements for its Medicaid program. But following a public outcry the administration says that coverage will be retroactively reinstated.
The EPA’s inspector general report also urged the agency to now do more to monitor drinking water across the country.
Any movement, no matter how slight, counts as physical activity and can be good for your health.
Medical professionals and health care industry workers describe the hardships involved in trying to provide care in rural areas.
By JESSICA DAMASSA What do health tech investors think is ‘hot’ these days? Where is the money going? I ran into Marvin Liao, partner at 500 Startups (a VC fund/accelerator program that has made more than 2000 investments in early-stage tech startups over the past eight years) at ICEE Health in Bucharest, Romania, last month and…
Abstract In workforce scheduling for emergency medical services, it is important to ensure sufficient coverage at all time. Thus, planning has to consider unpredictable employee absences. To hedge against this type of uncertainty, on-call duties can be assigned to employees. In practice, these are often assigned ex-post based on the regular schedule. Little literature on…
Three-quarters of parents underestimated the total amount of sugar in common foods like juice, yogurt and pizza.