San Francisco will soon implement the most comprehensive restrictions on e-cigarettes in the country, including all flavored tobacco products from vaping liquids to menthol cigarettes to flavored hookah. Lesley McGlurg of KQED reports on how the ban, which should take effect sometime in July, may influence similar restrictions in cities and states in the future.
The recent deaths of chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade underscored some grim numbers about increases in suicide rates. The latest CDC report found that 54 percent of people who died by suicide over the last two decades did not have a known mental health condition. On PBS NewsHour, Amna Nawaz talked with Dr. Liza Gold about risks, treatment and the scope of the problem.
Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, according to a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk. The results are expected to spare up to 70,000 patients a year in the United States and many more elsewhere the ordeal and expense of these drugs. A report from the Associated Press on PBS NewsHour's Health page.
Studies show that a majority of U.S. adults struggle with remembering to take their prescriptions, and now technology has been enlisted to help. A new clinical study is underway at 16 health centers around the country to see if a pill with an ingestible sensor can improve medication adherence rates for Hepatitis C drugs. A report from PBS NewsHour's Health team.
Three high-achieving students at one of the world's most prestigious universities have also suffered crippling depression and been through years of therapy and medication. In a report for PBS NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown hears how they got help with debilitating illness, then learns more about student mental health challenges and solutions from Alfiee Breland-Noble of Georgetown University.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Renee speaks with Lexington pediatrician Dr. Donna Grigsby about early childhood brain development and the impact of adverse childhood experiences on cognitive and physical health. Dr. Grigsby discusses how to develop literacy skills in young children.
Dr. Tuckson's guest is cardiologist Dr. Henry Sadlo, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Louisville.
A growing number of infants are born exposed to hepatitis C, but fewer than a third are later screened to monitor and treat the potentially fatal virus, according to a recent study based out of a hospital in Pittsburgh that experts say highlights a trend unfolding across the country. From PBS NewsHour's Health page.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Renee speaks with Taryn Henning and Jennifer Johnson from the Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center in Lexington. The guests discuss the Center's history, mission, and the services they provide which include individual and group therapy, legal and medical advocacy, educational programs, and a 24-hour support line.