Biden Picks Ex-West Virginia Health Official as Drug Czar

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating West Virginia’s former health commissioner as the nation’s top anti-drug official, tapping a doctor who served on the front lines of the nation’s opioid epidemic. The White House said Tuesday that Dr. Rahul Gupta will be the first physician to lead the Office of National Drug Control

Rami Malek Received Treatment After a Tragic Accident at the Oscars

There has been hardly an award event where we don’t witness at least one embarrassing slip-and-fall accident, but it’s usually the female celebrities who take a tumble in their huge dresses and high heels. Jennifer Lawrence has experienced this embarrassment first-hand when she tripped on her dress and fell in public, just like Justin Bieber, Madonna, Demi Lovato, and many

Resistance to antimalarial drugs measured, mapped across Africa

Despite major progress in the global fight to end malaria, the parasite responsible for the disease has evolved resistance to every antimalarial drug deployed to date. Experts have long worried about the emergence of drug resistance to the current frontline treatment in Africa, a region that accounts for the overwhelming majority of malaria cases and

Top Mississippi Hospital to Require Masks for Unvaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s only level-one trauma hospital and academic medical center will require all employees and students who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear an N95 mask while inside, a decision that a top official acknowledged would not