Monthly Archives: September 2017

Health care groups oppose GOP bill

The nation’s doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans are unified in their opposition to the latest Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Read More »

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it Read More »

Health experts warn travelers after meth found in 7-Up in Mexico

According to a press release from Banner Health in Arizona, several reports last week indicated that some 7-Up bottles in Mexicali, Baja California, contained methamphetamine. Read More »

People with this face shape are more likely to cheat, study suggests

Can you predict a person’s sexual drive and likelihood to cheat? Just examine the shape of their face. Read More »

Public should’ve been notified of Flint legionella in June 2014, expert says

Flint residents should have been notified of an outbreak in legionella cases and prevented patients from using the city’s water in June 2014 – over a year before public health officials issued a warning – an expert testified today. Read More »

CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

CVS has said it will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first drug chain to restrict pain pills for patients. Read More »

Smartphone apps can help treat mild depression: study

Study authors caution that apps alone can outperform standard psychological therapies or reduce the need for antidepressant medications. Read More »

How national drugstore plans to help in fight against opioid abuse

CVS Health is putting new limits on opioid prescriptions and looking to educate patients in a bid to decrease abuse and overdoses of the medication. Read More »

Study: Fewer pregnancies, more fetal deaths in Flint after lead levels rose in water

Babies born in Flint after switch to river water also nearly 150 grams lighter than those born in other areas of Michigan, and gained less weight. Read More »

Sleep deprivation might be the antidote for depression

Depression keeping you up at night? Staying awake may be the key to rapidly improving your mood. Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania looked back at deca… Read More »