59.9 F
Fort Worth
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Health Care Year in Review: This won't hurt a bit: Good news about health...
Health Care Year in Review: This won't hurt a bit: Good news about health...

Year in Review: This won’t hurt a bit: Good news about health that was overshadowed in 2016

Other News

Exxon’s oil slick

Exxon Mobil is slashing its capital spending budget for 2020 by 30% due to weak demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a market...

Folk music’s Mark Twain: 7 Essential tracks from John Prine,

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine...

Tarrant County records another COVID-19 death

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) on Wednesday, April 8 reported that a resident of Euless has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus....

Tradition stymied: A year unlike any since WWII for Augusta

The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break.You see, the first full week of April isn't just...

In a year of birth defects from the Zika virus, lead contamination of Flint’s water, a startling decline in life expectancy and the ever-rising death toll from opioid overdoses, there was, in fact, some good news about health. In keeping with the holiday spirit, and in recognition of the vast sums of money devoted to our well-being, please consider some of the bright spots from last year.

– The number of people who smoke continued to decline to record lows. This partly contributed to the lone bright spot in the life expectancy report: Cancer rates are down, though the disease remains the No. 2 killer of Americans. Teen pregnancy rates also continued their record-setting slide.

– Another reason cancer rates have dropped: New immunotherapy drugs are having a significant impact for a longer period of time against a wider array of cancers.

– There’s new hope for an HIV vaccine; it’s being tested right now. A vaccine against Ebola proved 100 percent effective in a study in Guinea. And more boys are being vaccinated against HPV. A lot more.

– A woman received the first uterus transplant performed in the United States in February. (It soon failed however, because of infection.)

– Some outside-the-box thinking may expand the pool of available organs for transplant.

– And another innovative project gave a paralyzed man a sense of touch.

– Scientists found a new antibiotic in an unlikely place: inside the human nose.

– A new way of safeguarding children from potentially lethal peanut allergies appears to provide lasting protection.

– A sharp-eyed lab tech, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and two good hospitals saved a Baltimore man from certain death when he picked up a rare parasite.

– And at 70, a man underwent the gender-altering surgery he always wanted, supported by his wife of 48 years.




Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest News

3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

By DANICA KIRKA Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects...

These health care workers will be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine

Health care workers will be the first people in Texas to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once one receives emergency approval from the U.S. government,...

Tarrant County reports 1,537 new COVID cases on Sunday and 6 deaths

Tarrant County Public Health reported 1,537 new cases on Sunday, Nov. 22 and six deaths. “It took 90 days to reach 10,000 cases in June....

Employers start sending workers shopping for health coverage

Instead of offering one or more options, some companies are turning health insurance shopping over to employees. A federal rule change last year stoked this...

Abbott appoints Michael Coble to Texas Forensic Science Commission

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Michael Coble, Ph.D. to the Texas Forensic Science Commission for a term set to expire on Sept. 1, 2021. The...