Coronavirus Crisis Spurs Access To Online Treatment For Opioid Addiction

A January report found that 40% of U.S. counties don’t have a single health care provider approved to prescribe buprenorphine, a medicine integral to helping many patients beat opioid addiction. Permitting more-distant doctors to evaluate patients online and prescribe the medicine is a welcome advance, …

PHOTOS: In A Coronavirus Crisis, Delivery Workers Can Be A Lifeline

A delivery worker on a motorcycle on an empty street in Wuhan. Despite the city’s lockdown measures to prevent the spread of disease, a handful of delivery companies are still in operation. Their workers provide supplies and necessities to residents cooped up in their homes. …

U.N. Medical Airlift Of Yemenis Offers Glimmer Of Hope In Humanitarian Crisis

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Lise Grande, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, about the medical air bridge operation which brought the first group of Yemeni patients to Amman, Jordan. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: To rare good news from the war in Yemen – …

Samoan Government To Close Its Offices Amid Measles Crisis That Has Left 53 Dead

Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, pictured in 2018, pleaded with the public not to turn to “alternative cures” for measles. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, pictured in 2018, pleaded …

In The Fight For Money For The Opioid Crisis, Will The Youngest Victims Be Left Out?

An infant is monitored for opioid withdrawal in a neonatal intensive care unit at the CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital in Charleston, W.Va., in June. Infants exposed to opioids in utero often experience symptoms of withdrawal. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption …

Medical News Today: Can meditation, hypnosis, and CBT help address the opioid crisis?

A first-of-its-kind review and meta-analysis of specialized literature suggests that mind-body therapies, such as meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy, can help ease physical pain and prevent the development of opioid use disorder. Meditation and other mind-body therapies could help relieve pain and reduce opioid use, …