Nearly half of all states have now passed laws limiting authority to respond to public health emergencies

Newly updated data released today by the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research on LawAtlas.org captures details of laws in 21 states that establish new limits on executive authority to act in response to public health emergencies. “Since January 2021, 21 states have passed new laws restricting public health authority related to emergency […]

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Brain imaging reveals how mindfulness program boosts pain regulation

Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds has isolated the changes in pain-related brain activity that follow mindfulness training—pointing a way toward more targeted and precise pain treatment. These changes were not seen in participants who took a similar course without the mindfulness instruction—important new evidence that the brain changes are due […]

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More stroke patients could experience benefits from thrombectomy, studies show

In the first study, “Technical and Clinical Outcomes in Distal Occlusion Thrombectomy by Frontline Technique—A Multicenter Study,” researchers analyzed outcomes in nearly 7,500 patients undergoing thrombectomy for different types of stroke at 32 centers across the United States. They found that clinical outcomes for distal vessel occlusions (DVO) are comparable to those experiencing LVO. DVOs […]

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