'May have stopped and gone to a restaurant along the way.'8:34 AM, Oct 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Dr. Mary T. Bassett, commissioner of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, claimed in a press conference last night that the latest Ebola patient had self-isolated since returning from Africa. Later, she admitted that in fact the patient had spent a lot of time in public and with other people:
But the president insisted that he has no "philosophical objection necessarily to a travel ban."8:10 PM, Oct 16, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama discussed the proposal to institute a travel ban to protect America from the grown Ebola crisis, but suggested he wasn't in favor of it because it might make Americans less safe:
'But we have to watch what we say and how we say it, because panic is never productive'11:49 AM, Oct 14, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
New York governor Andrew Cuomo talked about Ebola this morning and said that "a little anxiety can be healthy."
"Ebola crisis for us ... poses two separate problems: one is the medical, public health issue and the second is the panic, anxiety issue that goes along with it," Cuomo told CBS.
'Chances of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is extremely low.'
8:23 PM, Oct 6, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama addressed the growing Ebola crisis today in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
"As I’ve said from the start of this outbreak, I consider this a top national security priority. This is not just a matter of charity -- although obviously the humanitarian toll in countries that are affected in West Africa is extraordinarily significant. This is an issue about our safety. It is also an issue with respect to the political stability and the economic stability in this region," said the commander in chief.
9:01 AM, Sep 2, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
President Obama addresses the "people of West Africa" in a video posted Tuesday by the U.S.
8:02 AM, Aug 27, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The Department of Health and Human Services is looking to school the entertainment industry media when it comes to reporting on substance abuse and mental health disorders.
9:59 PM, Jun 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton tells ABC's Diane Sawyer that she's probably on blood thinners for the rest of her life:
"We have to immediately put you on blood thinners," Clinton says the doctor told her during her health scare at the end of 2012. "So I went, was there for three days, and then got it --"
"So blood thinners now," says Sawyer.
"Blood thinners. Yeah," Clinton says nodding.
8:15 AM, Jun 5, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The administration for children and families, part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued guidance in a memo
1:04 PM, May 13, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama has been briefed on mystery virus MERS, White House spokesman Jay Carney said at today's briefing.
7:17 AM, Apr 25, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking for custom-made chairs, but not just any chairs.
7:01 AM, Feb 19, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The Department of Defense (DOD) has just announced that the public will be invited to vote in a video competition called "Fight the Enemy." In this case, the enemy is tobacco. The innovation office of the military's assistant secretary of defense for health affairs is sponsoring the competition among U.S. service members around the world who were invited to film and submit "tobacco countermarketing" videos.
1:14 PM, Dec 2, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
In a routine, short-run economic downturn, people tend to adopt more healthy behaviors. You quit smoking and cut back on the drinking because … well, maybe to save money and maybe because you tend to focus more on the essentials and live less indulgently. But our current long, lingering economic malaise seems to have pushed people toward unhealthy choices. For release, perhaps, or from a fatalistic sense that things may not get better and so what.