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Man’s mental health questioned in Vegas airport panic case

By KEN RITTERAugust 17, 2022 GMT 1 of 2 This undated Clark County Detention Center photo shows Stefan Mathias Hutchison, 33, of Oakland, Calif., following his arrest on charges that he breached security on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, at Harry Reid International Airport, sparking panic among travelers, flight delays and cancellations. Las Vegas police say …

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U.S. to provide 50,000 monkeypox vaccines for Pride and other events with high attendance by gay men

The U.S. will provide 50,000 monkeypox vaccine doses specifically for large events with high attendance by gay and bisexual men in an effort to better reach the community most at risk right now, health officials said Thursday. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said communities hosting Pride and other …

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More coordination in comp could help cross psych barriers – Business Insurance

It is well-documented that psychosocial factors can hinder return to work for injured workers, and a new white paper by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute says that improved coordination of care between mental health professionals and other providers can help create a strategy for timely return to work. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based research organization released its …

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New Jailbreak Code for John Deere Is Here to “Liberate the Tractors”

A John Deere tractor on Gibson’s Green Acres Dairy on February 16, 2018 in Ogden, Utah.Image: Gene Sweeney Jr. (Getty Images) A new jailbreak code for John Deere tractors revealed Saturday at the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas, is the latest tool in the right-to-repair movement’s fight to make everything a little more durable …

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Childhood polio vaccination rate is dangerously low in some New York communities, increasing the risk of an outbreak

Nurse Lydia Fulton prepares to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as well as a vaccine used to help prevent the diseases of diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio at Children’s Primary Care Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. Courtney Perry | The Washington Post | Getty Images The childhood polio vaccination rate is as low …

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Woebot Health Appoints Robbert Zusterzeel as Vice President of Regulatory Science and Strategy

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 18, 2022– Woebot Health today announced that it has appointed Robbert Zusterzeel, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., as Vice President of Regulatory Science and Strategy. Reporting to Founder and President Alison Darcy, Zusterzeel will lead the regulatory and scientific strategy for the company’s portfolio of behavioral health and regulated products to ensure they are …

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Ivermectin among generic drugs that failed to help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization, large study shows

A new study found three generic drugs — fluvoxamine, which is often prescribed to treat depression, the controversial antimalarial ivermectin, and the diabetes pill metformin — failed to prevent the kind of severe COVID-19 that leads to an emergency-room visit or hospitalization.  The research, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, examined whether …

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‘Flash’ star Ezra Miller’s apology is not a get-out-of-jail-free card, experts say

Actor Ezra Miller arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Justice League’ at Dolby Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Axelle/bauer-griffin | Filmmagic | Getty Images Ezra Miller’s apology could be the first step in a potential redemption story, but there’s no guarantee it’ll have a satisfying ending. On Monday, the actor …

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Apple and Meta headsets could face a big challenge: Sticker shock

Apple and Facebook parent Meta are expected to release mixed reality headsets in the coming year that could finally fulfill the industry’s promise to turn head-worn devices into the next big shift in personal computing. But there’s one major potential snag: sticker shock. The best-selling virtual reality headset, the Meta Quest 2, retails for $400 …

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Monkeypox cases jumped 20% in the last week to 35,000 across 92 countries, WHO says

Monkeypox continues to spread across the globe with cases jumping by 20% over the last week, according to the World Health Organization. Infections increased by nearly 7,500 to more than 35,000 cases total across 92 countries, but nearly all reported cases are in Europe and the Americas, according to WHO data. Twelve deaths have been …

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