Lishko named BJC Investigator

Polina V. Lishko, PhD, a noted molecular biologist and entrepreneur, has been named a BJC Investigator at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Lishko, whose innovative investigations of molecular mechanisms of bioactive lipid signaling has advanced scientific understanding in fields as varied as reproductive biology, vision and neurodegeneration, joins the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology. The BJC […]

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Can a Monthly Injection Be the Key to Curbing Addiction? These Experts Say Yes

OAKLAND, Calif. — Dr. Andrew Herring has a clear goal walking into every appointment with patients seeking medication to treat an opioid use disorder: persuade them to get an injection of extended-release buprenorphine. At his addiction clinic at Highland Hospital, a bustling public facility in the heart of Oakland, Herring promotes administering a shot of buprenorphine in the belly to […]

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: News You Might Have Missed

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. It’s been extra busy on the health policy beat lately, so a congressional recess provides a chance to explore some of the important stories that people might have missed, like Medicare’s decision […]

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Study: Two New Early Signs of Parkinson's Disease Identified

Hearing loss and epilepsy have been identified as two new, early signs of Parkinson's disease, according to new research published in JAMA Neurology. The newly uncovered features—along with other symptoms seen in the years before a diagnosis—may help health care providers recognize and treat the disease at earlier stages.  "Our results uncovered novel risk factors and early symptoms: epilepsy and […]

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Even Mild COVID-19 May Lead to Long-Term Mental Health Issues

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the global mental health crisis, all thanks to loneliness, financial uncertainties, and grief after bereavement. But new research, shows that the virus itself may be adding to the increase in mental health issues.  According to a recent study published in The BMJ, people who contract and survive the SARS-CoV-2 virus—even just a mild form—are at […]

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Readers and Tweeters Have Mental Health Care on Their Minds

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. Therapists Aren’t Psychic Your article on the No Surprises Act offered clarity into some difficulties faced by therapists and their patients in determining financial parameters of treatment (“Mental Health Therapists Seek Exemption From Part of Law […]

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Paulina Porizkova Says It Took 'Years' to Overcome Feeling Jealous of Other Women in New Instagram Post

On Wednesday, Paulina Porizkova shared to Instagram a screenshot of a negative comment on one of her recent photos. Now, the 56-year-old former supermodel is tackling those comments again in a follow-up post, this time by discussing the problem with writing negative commenters off as "jealous." "Many of you mention it's jealousy when another woman posts a mean comment on […]

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Nursing Homes Bleed Staff as Amazon Lures Low-Wage Workers With Prime Packages

ERLANGER, Ky. — The sleek corporate offices of one of Amazon’s air freight contractors looms over Villaspring of Erlanger, a stately nursing home perched on a hillside in this Cincinnati suburb. Amazon Prime Air cargo planes departing from a recently opened Amazon Air Hub roar overhead. Its Prime semi-trucks speed along the highway, rumbling the nursing home’s windows. This is […]

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