Spotlight News

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.

– A.J. Liebling

Spotlight News is a page dedicated to highlighting important news articles related to the healthcare field. By shining a spotlight on important news, we hope to better educate incoming, current and past healthcare professionals.

Oxford: Millions Of Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Ready By Year’s End | CNBC Television

Vaccination effort will not be complete until July

WASHINGTON — Even as private companies rush to test a coronavirus vaccine and both federal and state governments prepare for a massive distribution effort, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautioned on Wednesday that mass vaccination of the American public is still many months away.  “I think that’s going to take us April, May, June, you know, possibly July, to get … Continue reading Vaccination effort will not be complete until July

One man’s battle shows why covid-19 and obesity are a toxic mix

At 5-foot-9 and 248 pounds before covid-19 struck, John Place knew he needed to work on his health. In the scramble to run a small business and help raise four children, he ate high-calorie restaurant food every day. He never exercised. He was often fatigued and urinated frequently — warning signs of diabetes that he ignored. When Place, 43, landed in a Florida intensive care … Continue reading One man’s battle shows why covid-19 and obesity are a toxic mix

15% of Big Ten Athletes Had Heart Inflammation After Recovering From COVID-19

New data helps illustrate what Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren might have meant when he described “too much medical uncertainty and too many unknown health risks” as reasons for postponing the Big Ten’s 2020-21 fall sports season. During a State College Area school board of directors meeting on Monday night, Wayne Sebastianelli — Penn State’s director of athletic medicine — made some alarming comments about … Continue reading 15% of Big Ten Athletes Had Heart Inflammation After Recovering From COVID-19

Just How Bad Is Social Media For Your Health?

Some people may be starting to come to grips with the fact that social media isn’t so great for mental health. Others may think that getting on it will give them a boost—but especially depending on how you spend your time on it, you may well feel worse after using. Plenty of studies have found correlations between higher social media use and poorer mental health, including depression, anxiety, feelings of … Continue reading Just How Bad Is Social Media For Your Health?

Are Your Shrooms A Placebo?

New research recently published in Psychopharmacology provides evidence that inert placebo pills can induce psychedelic-like effects, including perceptual alterations. The findings highlight the importance of expectations and context when ingesting psychedelic substances. The study also sheds some light on the mystery of so-called contact highs. “I am interested in placebos generally and in particular in maximizing their effects. When I was reading clinical trials of … Continue reading Are Your Shrooms A Placebo?

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