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The Centers for Disease Control expects the rate of infections from "superbugs" to grow because of an increase in strains that are resistant to antibiotics.

One of those bugs is Clostridium difficile, known as “C.diff “, an infection that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon.

Most children grow out of being picky eaters, but in some cases it’s associated with anxiety and depression. A recent study by the Journal Pediatrics shows selective eaters were twice as likely to suffer from anxiety or depression.

 

The governor says vendors and producers of synthetic marijuana try to “skirt the law” by creating new chemicals that aren’t currently banned. The New York Department of Health announced Thursday emergency regulations banning synthetic marijuana.

The governor calls synthetic drugs “an alarming public health risk.”

Health care advocacy organizations are calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill on his desk that would ensure doctors have the ultimate say over what medications their patients take.  

Therapy provided over the phone lowered symptoms of anxiety and depression among older adults in rural areas with a lack of mental health services, a new study shows.

The option is important, one expert said, because seniors often have increased need for treatment as they cope with the effects of disease and the emotional tolls of aging and loss.

The head of the New York Health Insurance Exchange says a new low-income plan will bring in New Yorkers who still haven’t enrolled in health coverage. Officials expect to reach 3 year goals.

The Executive Director of the New York State of Health Marketplace says the state has managed to get more of the Latino community enrolled. 

A recent report by the state health insurance exchange shows a four percent increase in the number of Latinos who’ve signed up for coverage since 2014.

Congress established Medicaid fifty years ago today as a health insurance program for the poor, with the intention that the program would provide care just as good as what the rest of Americans receive. According to Rutgers University Medicaid scholar Frank J.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s the equivalent of one bottle of prescription painkillers for every adult American. Meanwhile, 46 people a day die from an overdose of those same painkillers. That’s why New York State is trying to curb the problem of over prescribing.

A recent government study shows male African American teens are the group least to receive treatment for depression.