Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

Didi resumes enrollment as China’s tech crackdown eases

Good morning, Quartz readers! Here’s what you need to know Didi resumed recording. Beijingg picked up an 18 month ban on customer sign-ups for the ride-hailing service as China eases its tech crackdown. Alibaba launches buy now pay later in Europe. The Chinese e-commerce giant offers the payment option to overseas customers in an attempt … Read more

NM starts New Year with new Minister of Health |

New NM Health Secretary Starts Today Patrick M. Allen takes over as New Mexico’s newest health secretary today, relieving Dr. David Scrase, who has led both DOH and the Department of Human Services since Dr. Tracy Collins left in July 2021. “I am grateful of Dr. Scrase for his service to New Mexicans as Secretary … Read more

Rural Colorado is trying to fill healthcare worker gaps with apprenticeships

During her 12-hour night shift, Brianna Shelton helps residents of BeeHive Homes Assisted Living go to the bathroom. Many have dementia and some cannot get out of bed on their own. Few can remember her name, but that doesn’t matter to her. “They’re somebody’s mother, somebody’s grandmother, somebody’s great-grandmother,” Shelton said. “I want to take … Read more

How a government income security scheme can create a two-tiered welfare system

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has faced criticism over a proposed income insurance scheme. Photo / Mark Mitchell The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has “deep concerns” about the government’s proposal to set up an income support scheme. The charity claims it would be fairer and more efficient for the existing welfare system be strengthened in … Read more

No insurance, denied care – Republicans leave millions in ‘Medicaid coverage gap’ – People’s World

In this April 27, 2021 photo, Maxine Horgan, left, and Barbara Nyden attend a Medicaid expansion rally at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. | Liv Pajarino / The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP I have terrible chronic pain that has left me unable to work for the past few years. I can’t … Read more

Americans don’t think health care and gun violence will improve

Actually, most Americans are concerned about social issues like health care, gun violence and reproductive rights — but they’ve given up hope for progress, according to a new study. Of the 2,000 Americans surveyed, nearly 67% are not optimistic that there will be any positive change in their lives, according to OnePoll. Of the issues … Read more