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California’s new mental health court rolls out to high expectations and uncertainty

By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An alternative mental health court program designed to fast-track people with untreated schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders into housing and medical care — potentially without their consent — kicked off in seven California counties, including San Francisco, on Monday. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom created the new

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FDA advisers vote against experimental ALS treatment pushed by patients

By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers voted overwhelmingly against an experimental treatment for Lou Gehrig’s disease at a Wednesday meeting prompted by years of patient efforts seeking access to the unproven therapy. The panel of Food and Drug Administration experts voted 17-1 that drugmaker Brainstorm’s stem cell-based treatment has not

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DAP Health successfully acquires Borrego Health, hopes to expand local healthcare services

DAP Health, a long-time healthcare service of the desert, has officially integrated with Borrego Health with approval from Bankruptcy Court and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The two organizations will now operate as one; with approximately 850 employees serving upwards of 100,000 patients of all ages, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. With the acquisition

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WHO declares widely used sweetener aspartame a possible cancer cause, but intake guidelines stay the same

Originally Published: 13 JUL 23 18:30 ET By Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN) — For the first time, a semi-independent committee for the World Health Organization said Thursday that it’s determined that aspartame, a popular artificial sweetener found in thousands of products like diet sodas and sugar-free gum, should be put categorized as “possibly carcinogenic to

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