Pregnancy blood pressure screening draft recommendations expanded for first time

Pregnancy blood pressure screening draft recommendations expanded for first time

(NEW YORK) -- Doctors and healthcare providers should monitor pregnant patients' blood pressure regularly during and after pregnancy, according to a new draft recommendation. The recommendation was published Tuesday by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, a volunteer panel of experts that is highly influential in setting medical guidance. The…
First pill to treat postpartum depression moves to FDA for review

First pill to treat postpartum depression moves to FDA for review

(NEW YORK) -- A first-of-its-kind pill designed to help treat postpartum depression is one step closer to being available to new mothers. The drug, called Zuranolone, is now being reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has until Aug. 5, 2023, to decide whether or not to approve…
Superbugs are a leading global health risk: UN report

Superbugs are a leading global health risk: UN report

(NEW YORK) -- Superbugs are now a leading global health risk, according to a major U.N. report published Tuesday. Major industries like the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries are largely responsible for this growing threat, inadvertently driving dangerous pathogens to evolve to outsmart currently available medications, the report said. Antimicrobials, which…
New York City to end COVID vaccine mandate for city workers

New York City to end COVID vaccine mandate for city workers

(NEW YORK) -- New York City workers will no longer need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be employed by the city, Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday. The mayor said the vaccine mandate for city employees will end Friday, nearly 15 months after his predecessor, Bill de Blasio, implemented…