Closed Baby Formula Plant May Reopen by Next Week

THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 — A baby formula plant closed in February at the heart of the current U.S. shortage of the product could reopen as soon as next week, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf told House lawmakers on Thursday. The Abbott Nutrition’s Michigan formula plant is the largest in the […]

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Two-Drug Inhaler Could Reduce Asthma Attacks

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 — Two drugs are better than one when it comes to stopping asthma attacks in progress, a new clinical trial has found. The study, of more than 3,100 asthma patients, found that a two-drug “rescue” inhaler worked better than a standard inhaler in thwarting severe asthma […]

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Good News, Bad News on Black Americans and Cancer

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 — A new report on how Black Americans are faring against cancer offers up a decidedly mixed picture. The risk that a Black man or woman in America will die from cancer has steadily declined over the last two decades, the newly published research found. Unfortunately, […]

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U.S. Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Kids Keep Rising: CDC

By Ernie Mundell and Cara Murez HealthDay Reporters THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 — The number of American children affected by acute hepatitis of unknown cause continues to grow, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. So far, the agency’s investigation has spotted 180 pediatric cases in 36 states and territories over […]

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