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Amid measles outbreaks, U.K. launches vaccination ad campaign to boost childhood immunizations (www.statnews.com)

Facing a growing outbreak of measles, the U.K. on Thursday unveiled an advertising campaign aimed at boosting vaccination rates in children, which have steadily fallen over the past decade and took an even greater dip during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic....

Without Medicare Part B’s shield, patient’s family owes $81,000 for a single air-ambulance flight (kffhealthnews.org)

Debra Prichard was a retired factory worker who was careful with her money, including what she spent on medical care, said her daughter, Alicia Wieberg. “She was the kind of person who didn’t go to the doctor for anything.”...

Drug drastically reduces children’s reactions to traces of food allergens (www.seattletimes.com)

A drug that has been used for decades to treat allergic asthma and hives significantly reduced the risk of life-threatening reactions in children with severe food allergies who were exposed to trace amounts of peanuts, cashews, milk and eggs, researchers reported Sunday....

How a growing crisis of loneliness is affecting Americans’ health (www.pbs.org)

According to the American Psychiatric Association’s latest monthly poll, 1 in 3 Americans said they felt lonely at least once a week over the past year, with younger people more likely to report these feelings than other age groups. Edward Garcia, head of the nonprofit Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness, joins...

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