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Paul John Scott

Health Reporter

Paul John Scott is the health reporter for NewsMD and the Rochester Post Bulletin. He is a novelist and was an award-winning magazine journalist for 15 years prior to joining the FNS in 2019.

His areas of coverage include health care, population health, health policy, behavioral sciences, medicine, clinical trials, physical fitness, diet and nutrition, basic sciences and the social and cultural context of personal health.

He lives in Rochester with his wife, two children and Scottish Terrier.

Pronouns: He/him
Languages: English

Email: pscott@forumcomm.com

Phone: (507) 285-7726

Town hall on health care in rural Minnesota looks into structural solutions for a looming crisis in outstate hospitals, one that could soon leave small towns struggling to provide the basics of care.
Study found those who could not pass a simple test had twice the risk of mortality.
Single mothers who reported inconsistent access to food in their chilhood were more likely to pressure their children to eat when not hungry, and to worry about their children's weight.
Bebtelovimab is designed as a treatment option for those newly diagnosed with COVID-19 who cannot take Paxlovid and are deemed at high risk of severe outcomes. It replaces a series of monoclonal treatments that no longer are effective against virus due to mutation.
A ban would halt the manufacture and sale of peppermint-flavored cigarettes and cigars. The cigarettes, which are used by 18.5 million Americans and 85% of Black smokers, are known to appeal to young users, increase tolerability, and make it harder to quit. Health officials say the ban would not result in the targeting of individual smokers for enforcement.
There is no evidence of deficiency of serotonin in depression, authors report, refuting a belief held by 80% of the public. The misconception, long invoked as a reasoning for long term use of SSRI medications, has been known for over a decade, critics say, but psychiatrists have not made an effort to formally inform the public.
Is the body's response to injury good for you, or is it bad? It depends. Following short-term injury, infection and exercise, inflammation is your friend. In chronic, low-dose form, it may be to blame for nearly all that ails us.
Use of a two-drug combination now make up over half of all abortions in the United States, according to the Guttmacher Institute, an abortion research organization. About 350,000 Google searches using those terms or "abortion pill" were conducted during the week of May 1 to 8, according to the authors of the new research letter. That first week in May is when the Supreme Court's decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked and widely reported.
Condemnations warn of "an Orwellian dystopia" in health care, ask doctors to take a stand against state restrictions set in motion by the ruling.
Acute and chronic pain are unrelated and must be treated as such, says author of new book on the complexity of chronic pain and the need for a multispecialty, non-opioid model of chronic pain treatment.