Study: Anti-Depressant Drugs in the Water Making Fish Cowardly and Nervous   Via Summit News: An increasing amount of anti-depressant drug residue in the water is making fish cowardly and nervous, according to a new study. Lund University’s Jerker Vinterstare studied how the behavior of crucian carp fish when exposed to such pharmaceuticals was similar […]

Amazon looks to expand its telehealth footprint Via The tech giant is expanding Amazon Care — which currently provides its Washington-based employees with access to virtual and in-person health services — to its workers nationwide. And it plans to offer the service to other companies as a workplace benefit for their own employees. Amazon […]

Biden To Reopen Online Health Insurance Marketplaces Via Reuters: U.S. President Joe Biden will reopen the nation’s online health insurance marketplace for people who cannot obtain coverage through their employers, the White House said on Thursday. Biden, who took office last week, will restore access to with an executive order on Thursday afternoon, the […]

U.S. Plans For First COVID Vaccines As “Pandemic Deaths” Surge Again Via Reuters: Top U.S. health officials announced plans on Tuesday to begin vaccinating Americans against the coronavirus as early as mid-December, as nationwide deaths hit the highest number for a single day in six months. Some 20 million people could be inoculated against COVID-19 […]

‘COVID Passport’ To Prove Vaccination In Final Stages Of Development Via Just The News: Very soon, you’ll be hearing this question: “Where are your papers?” Well, sort of. A top travel industry association is the final stages of developing a digital passport for international travelers so they can prove they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19.  The International […]

Biden Fractures Ankle While Playing With One Of His Pet Dogs Via Just The News: Joe Biden suffered a hairline fracture in his ankle this weekend while playing with one of his pet dogs, his doctor said Sunday. “It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said. The incident occurred […]

Trump Says Coronavirus Vaccine Deliveries To Begin Next Week Via Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that delivery of the coronavirus vaccine would begin next week and the week after. Speaking to U.S. troops overseas via video link to mark the Thanksgiving holiday, Trump said the vaccine would initially be send to front-line […]

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization For COVID-19 Antibody Therapy Via Just The News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization on Monday that will permit treating some COVID-19 sufferers with the antibody therapy known as bamlanivimab. A press release described the drug as an “investigational monoclonal antibody therapy” and noted that it is not authorized […]

Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine Prevents 90% of Infections in Study Via Bloomberg: The Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE prevented more than 90% of infections in a study of tens of thousands of volunteers, the most encouraging scientific advance so far in the battle against the coronavirus. Eight months into the worst […]

Covid Vaccine Maker AstraZeneca Expects To Release Trial Data Soon Via CNBC: British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said Thursday it expects vaccine data to be available this year as it reported a solid rise in third-quarter sales. “Results from late-stage trials are anticipated later this year, depending on the rate of infection within the communities where […]

FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Healthcare System Via APNews: Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. In a joint alert Wednesday, the FBI […]

HHS Ending Ventilator Contracts, Citing Full Stockpile Via AP News: The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is canceling some of its remaining orders for ventilators, after rushing to sign nearly $3 billion in emergency contracts as the COVID-19 pandemic surged in the spring. The Department of Health and Human Services issued a statement affirming that […]

Winchester, VA – Luxturna is a new gene therapy which was developed to treat progessive blindness and received FDA approval last year. The condition it treats is an inherited genetic disease resulting from mutations in the RPE65 gene. Only a few thousand people in the United States are affected by it. The gene mutation disrupts the […]

Winchester, VA – Ectopia cordis is a condition in which a baby’s heart grows outside the body while in utero. Babies with this condition have a less than 10% chance of survival. The Guardian reports that one baby, Vanellope Hope Wilkins is defying those odds, and is the first baby in the U.K. to do so. […]

Winchester, VA – International Business Times reports that doctors in Dallas, Texas have delivered a baby. What’s new, eh? Well, what’s new is that this baby was gestated in a womb which was donated by a living woman, and transplanted into another woman’s body. The baby was delivered by cesarean section in November at the Baylor […]

Winchester, VA – In health news…One in seven people experience regular migraines, and they are three times more common in women than in men. The BBC reports that a new approach to migraines is helping some people cut the amount of migraines they experience in half. The new treatment uses antibodies to alter the activity of […]

Winchester, VA – Detroit mother Rebecca Bredow made the news last week when she was jailed for refusing a judge’s order to vaccinate her nine year old son. Before the couple split, Bredow and the boy’s father, James Home, were in agreement with Bredow’s religious objections to not vaccinating the boy. For most of his life, […]

Winchester, VA – An estimated 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and 80% of men who live to the age of 80 will have prostate cancer cells in their prostate. With such sobering statistics, the Independent‘s revelation of a treatment for previously untreatable prostate cancer is all the more […]

Winchester, VA – Congress is once again attempting to pass a “Repeal and Replace” healthcare bill. CNN reports that the new bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, outsources many decisions to the states, such as what to prioritize, how the marketplace should be regulated, and how the poor […]

Winchester, VA – In food and ecology news, the Independent reports that salmon farms are experiencing a plague which is threatening salmon farmers around the world: Sea lice. The little parasitic critters find hosts—in this case farmed salmon– and attach themselves to the hosts, feeding on them. The sea lice are rendering the salmon unmarketable and […]

Winchester, VA – In health news, ABC is reporting that Boston obstetrician Dr. Laura Riley, who leads a committee on maternal immunization, is calling for an investigation into the relationship between the flu shot and miscarriage. In a study of U.S. pregnancies between 2010 and 2012, women who experienced a miscarriage were more likely to have […]

Winchester, VA – Reuters is reporting that with the threat of mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus and Zika higher in Texas following the immense flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the Air Force’s help has been requested to reduce the amounts of mosquitoes in the area. U.S. Air Force C-130 cargo planes from an air force […]

Winchester, VA – The Huffington Post reports that Richard Rowe, CEO of the Arkema Inc. chemical factory in Crosby, TX, has affirmed that they are expecting the chemical plant to explode in the next six days. The plant manufactures chemicals which require constant cooling, but the plant lost power on Sunday morning. With the volatile chemicals […]

Winchester, Va – Forbes is reporting that the Journal of Clinical Oncology published a report which shows a strong correlation between long-term vitamin B6 and B12 supplementation and raised lung cancer risk in male smokers. Now you might be saying to yourself, “I don’t take those vitamins,” but if you take a daily multivitamin, you almost […]

Winchester, VA – The BBC reports that a California jury awarded a $417 million settlement against Johnson & Johnson to be paid to Eva Echeverria, whose terminal ovarian cancer has been linked to her decades-long use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygeine. Echeverria sued the company, alleging that they knew about the link […]

Winchester, VA – The Daily Mail is reporting that the Mayo Clinic has released a report saying that lesbians have higher rates of substance abuse, obesity, psychological disorders, and suicide attempts than heterosexual women. They also said that lesbians are less likely to seek preventative health screenings like mammograms and pap smears. The Mayo Clinic has […]

Winchester, VA – In this Celestial Musings, cases of colon cancer in young caucasians, specifically those between 20 and 29, are increasing. International Business Times reported on the new study released by the American Cancer Society on Tuesday, which said cases have increased by 1.6% annually in adults younger than 50, and have since the first […]

Winchester, VA – The Telegraph is reporting on another fascinating scientific health discovery called dubbed tissue nanotransfection (TNT for short), in which a pad of nanochips is placed over a damaged area of the body. Then, a small electric current fires DNA into the skin cells, and can convert those cells into the specific building block […]

Winchester, VA – WQAD channel 8 is reporting that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed the “Drive for Life Act” into law yesterday, enabling drivers as young as 16 to sign onto the “First Person Consent Organ and Tissue donor registry.” Because 16 and 17 year old drivers are minors, parents still have the final word regarding […]

Winchester, VA – The Associated Press reports that with a vote of 51-50, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a tie, the Senate yesterday voted to move forward with healthcare legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Last night, Senator Rand Paul introduced “The Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act” last night, and it will be […]

Winchester, VA – Defend Europa reports that The Robert Koch Institute annual report of the state of infectious diseases in Germany was released earlier this month. The report revealed that there has been an across-the-board increase in infectious diseases in Germany since Angela Merkel opened the German gates to mass waves of migrants from Africa, Asia, […]

Winchester, VA – The Associate Press reports that subtle changes in speech patterns over time may reveal progressive mental cognitive impairment, and could be a clue in early detection of conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A study on this is being presented at the Alzheimers Association International Conference this week. Examples of the changes […]

Winchester, VA – The Associated Press reported yesterday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Health and Human Secretary Tom Price announced the largest healthcare fraud takedown operation in American history. CRUSADE Channel News is a service of the Veritas Radio Network and is supported by listeners and readers just like you! Please consider becoming a Founder’s Pass […]

Winchester, VA – Reuters reports on a new treatment for depression which is being used to help people for whom medication is not effective. The University of California Los Angeles is using transcranial magnetic stimulation to “rewire” the brains of people who suffer with depression. In this therapy, targeted magnetic pulses are sent to the brain […]

Winchester, VA – It’s hot, dark, aromatic, and once again, shown to benefit your health. The Guardian is reporting on the results of two large studies which show that the higher the volume of coffee consumed, caf or decaf, the lower one’s risk of dying from causes such as heart disease, stroke, and liver disease. In […]

Winchester, VA – The BBC reports that Chris Gard and Connie Yates, the parents of Charlie Gard, an 11 month old struggling to survive with mitochondrial depletion syndrome, have presented a petition to the Greater Ormond Street Hospital signed by over 350,000 people, asking them to release Charlie to receive treatment for his condition by specialists […]

Winchester, VA – Reuters is reporting on a new device aimed at replacing the panic alert buttons used by at-risk individuals such as the elderly. It is called the Vevios bracelet. Graduate student Hanne Palsson from Lund University explains how the bracelet works. With 80% of safety alert alarms being false, she says that this will […]

Winchester, VA – The Huffington Post reports that allergic reactions to meat are spreading through the country. Immunologist Thomas Platts-Mills from the University of Virginia thought little of the condition in the 1990’s but after a group of people from the southeast-lone star tick country-, all on the same chemotherapy drug, manifested an allergy to the […]

Winchester, VA – The UK Catholic Herald is reporting that British doctors are planning a vote on June 27 to decide whether or not the British Medical Association should adopt the decriminalization of abortion as one of their platforms. The vote will decide whether the organization will lobby for availability of abortion throughout all nine months […]

Winchester, VA – CNN is reporting on an announcement by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that adolescent use of e-cigarettes has decreased for the first time in years. They compared survey results over six years which demonstrated that from 2015 to 2016, the use of e-cigarettes declined. E-cigarettes are battery powered gadgets which […]

Winchester, VA –  In this Celestial Musings, the term “dry drowning” has been in the news the last few days, and it being swimming season, a refresher on this condition is in order so that you might be prepeared. What are the signs of dry drowning? Water safety expert Alison Osinski told CNN that the […]

Winchester, VA – The cause for women and childrens’ health received a boost on Wednesday when Pennsylvania state Secretary of Health Karen Murphy announced the closure of the Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center, an abortion clinic, after an unannounced monitoring visit turned up multiple health violations which led the department to conclude the clnic was an unsafe […]

Winchester, VA – Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder which affects 70,000 to 100,000 Americans each year. With this disorder, blood cells clump together as they move through the body, causing pain, organ and tissue damage, and other maladies. The Kansas City Tribune reports that although bone marrow stem cell transplants were recognized as […]

Winchester, VA – Now for some Celestial Musings… Is it your time when it’s your time? Or do men sometimes cause their deaths prematurely through negligence? Fox news reports on a 31 year old man who died after going into septic shock following a swim in the Gulf of Mexico. He had just gotten tattoos of […]

Winchester, VA – Writer Marta Klimek for Aleteia explains that our moods are closely tied to the foods we eat. Foods like sugar and refined grains spike our blood sugar, increasing inflammation of the nervous system and lending us to irritability, insomnia, poor concentration and memory, and also mood disorders. Eating the right foods, however, can […]

Winchester, VA– UPI is reporting that Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin has suggested that medical cannabis could be a helpful and useful treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by our veterans, and could help lower the suicide rates among them. Shulkin, a physician, said that federal law does not prevent them from looking into medical […]

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