Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a white paper developed by the Interagency Working Group on Asbestos in Consumer Products (IWGACP) that contains scientific opinions for the testing of talc-containing cosmetics and talc intended for use in cosmetics for the possible presence of asbestos, a known human carcinogen with well-documented health risks.… Read full story
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – January 11, 2022 – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced additional Guard deployments to support COVID-19 testing locations across the state, including three testing locations in Cincinnati.
“We are grateful that National Guard members are continuing to fill critical roles in our state’s response to this pandemic, especially as the strain on our health care providers continues,” said Governor DeWine.… Read full story
Use of patient-derived stem cells will enable high-throughput drug screening for potential therapeutics.
Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have developed the first patient-derived stem cell model for studying eye conditions related to oculocutaneous albinism (OCA). The model’s development is described in the January issue of the journal Stem Cell Reports.… Read full story
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to shorten the time between the completion of a primary series of the vaccine and a booster dose to at least five months for individuals 18 years of age and older.… Read full story
Women receiving one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine during a single menstrual cycle had an increase in cycle length of nearly one day, compared to unvaccinated women, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The increase in cycle length—a longer time between bleeding—was not associated with any change in the number of days of menses (days of bleeding).… Read full story
Jan. 6, 2022 – Knox Public Health has announced the limited availability of free at-home test kits for COVID-19. The BinaxNOW test provides results in minutes and is recommended for those with COVID-19 symptoms and access to a cell phone or a laptop computer.… Read full story
1/5/2022– We are currently out of FREE at-home test kits for COVID-19, but we are expecting more. During the month of December, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) distributed more than 1.4 million tests through health departments and other partners.… Read full story
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – January 3, 2022 – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio National Guard, and the Ohio Hospital Association will expand COVID-19 testing locations in nine Ohio cities, including several new locations, starting this week.… Read full story
Jan. 3, 2022 – January is Radon Action Month, and Knox Public Health (KPH) recommends local residents to test their homes for radon – it’s easy and inexpensive. Testing can prevent you and your family from the dangerous health risks associated with high levels of radon.… Read full story