Tag Archives: Crisis

Amid growing national crisis, Massachusetts banning sale of vaping products for 4 months

Apparently the first action of its kind in the nation, Massachusetts will have a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products in the state. The governor of Massachusetts declared a public health emergency Tuesday. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s order was quickly approved by the state Public Health Council and applies to all vaping products… Read More »

Medical News Today: How cranberries may curb the antibiotic-resistance crisis

New research finds that cranberry molecules make bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics and reveals the twofold mechanism by which they do so. Cranberries may have hidden powers when it comes to fighting bacteria. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have deemed antibiotic resistance a “global public… Read More »

Louisville’s Health Department Faces Cuts Amid City Budget Crisis – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

On Thursday, Mayor Greg Fischer released a budget proposal that could cut $ 25 million worth of city spending in the next fiscal year. That includes a sizable chunk from the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness, including shrinking the staff  and eliminating both an employee wellness program and a program that helps people… Read More »

Painkillers for dogs, cats may be worsening human opioid crisis: study

The study was led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. (iStock) A new study suggests painkillers prescribed to pets could possibly be contributing to the opioid crisis in the U.S. The study, led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine… Read More »

Rep. Brad Wenstrup: A secure border is part of the fight against the opioid crisis

On an otherwise calm August morning I sat in the Clermont County Courthouse listening to the devastating story of a local couple who had struggled to save both their lives and the lives of their children as they wrestled with the throes of addiction. Their stories started as so many do, from childhood exposure to… Read More »