This Week in Health News: 11 Stories You Need to See

Published: Apr. 7, 2023 at 6:32 AM EDT

A roundup of the week's most newsworthy health industry press releases from PR Newswire, including new apps for cancer patients and those suffering from chronic pain.

NEW YORK, April 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the healthcare industry stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.

PR Newswire Weekly Health Press Release Roundup, April 3-7, 2023. Photo provided by Happiest...
PR Newswire Weekly Health Press Release Roundup, April 3-7, 2023. Photo provided by Happiest Baby, Inc.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

  1. Playing it Safe with Egg Safety
    Harmful Salmonella bacteria can be found on both the outside and inside of eggs that look perfectly normal. Protect yourself and your family by following these food safety tips to prevent food poisoning.
  2. Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company Collaborates with Zócalo Health to Lower Prescription Drugs Costs for the Latino Community
    All users of Zócalo Health will have access to Cost Plus Drugs' prescriptions through membership packages or one-time urgent care visits.
  3. Groundbreaking Surgo Health Study Published in The Lancet is First to Link U.S. Maternal Health Outcomes to Community-Level Vulnerabilities 
    The data reveals even Black mothers living in the least vulnerable communities are at significantly higher risk of poor outcomes compared to White mothers living in the most disadvantaged areas.
  4. SNOO is Granted FDA De Novo Approval For Keeping Sleeping Babies Safely Positioned on the Back
    In the 1990s, doctors discovered that sleeping on the back dramatically reduced the incidence of SUID. Today, it is one of the key safe sleep recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  5. 5 Point App Launches an Innovative Cancer Self-Care Application
    The app integrates the power of technology with the ancient practice of acupressure to help cancer patients and survivors manage fatigue and sleep disturbances.
  6. Ready to Get Moving? Million Mile Month Kicks Off April 1
    HealthCode's Million Mile Month is a virtual local-to-global wellness challenge in which participants track physical activity – from walking to dancing to yoga to gardening – with a goal of reaching 1 million miles collectively as a global community in the month of April.
  7. Teletherapy Leader and Student Affairs Organization Seek to Improve Student Mental Health
    Recent survey data from Uwill and NASPA shows a continued decline in student mental health, with 72% of student affairs and counseling leadership saying the overall trajectory of campus mental health worsened during the past year.
  8. Scientists at Brown University Release New Pain Management App
    The SOMA app helps people with acute and chronic pain monitor and track patterns in their mood, pain and daily activities — including which activities affect their pain in positive or negative ways. Using data from the free app, Carney scientists are working on treatments that can be delivered through the app and will be tested in clinical trials.
  9. Whipshots™ and BuzzBallz® Announce "Whip the Ballz" Campaign Supporting Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
    The campaign will educate consumers on the leading cancer in men and donate to the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.
  10. During Oral Cancer Awareness Month, AANA Emphasizes Access to Safe Dental Anesthesia Care
    April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) reminds the public that the best prevention of oral health is early detection. Also, of critical importance is ensuring patients have access to safe anesthesia care when treatments including surgery are used for oral cancer.
  11. Beverly Hills MD Dermal Repair Complex is One of the Best Tools for Summertime Skin Protection
    Dermal Repair Complex is a dietary beauty supplement that can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and visible sagging. It is designed to minimize visible signs of aging through age-fighting nutrients and scientifically backed ingredients.

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Can't-Miss Earnings

In addition to these popular releases, several must-read earnings reports crossed the wire this week, including the quarterly results for Annovis Bio and Check-Cap.

Catch up on all the latest earnings reports here.

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