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US 'not ready' for increasing level of deadly bug diseases - 24 Jun 2018 at 7:56am -
When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic - 23 Jun 2018 at 2:05pm - Few primary care doctors are willing to do what Nicole Gastala has: endure the challenges of prescribing buprenorphine, a medication for opioid addiction.

The Trump Appointee Who?s an Addiction Specialist - 23 Jun 2018 at 4:58am - Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz answers questions about the opioid crisis and how to help more doctors treat addiction

Phys Ed: For Survivors of Childhood Cancer, Walk - 23 Jun 2018 at 4:44am - Regular exercise, such as brisk walking for an hour, improved long-term survival in those who had childhood cancers.

Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women discovered in surrogacy raid - 23 Jun 2018 at 12:14am - PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying babies on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday.

Reuniting and Detaining Migrant Families Pose New Mental Health Risks - 22 Jun 2018 at 9:48pm - Experts say the parents and children split apart at the border could face difficult reunions. Holding them indefinitely could be even worse.

Dr. Gupta: After all my years of reporting, this still haunts me - 22 Jun 2018 at 8:59pm - Most of the time when you hear me talking about food, I am talking about the food we eat. But a few years ago, I realized I needed to talk more about the food we DON'T eat.

Parents often lack amusement-park safety plans - 22 Jun 2018 at 8:32pm - (Reuters Health) - One in five parents don't talk to their kids about safety issues at amusement parks, especially what to do if they get lost, according to a poll by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

She Wanted You to See a Family, Not Just a Pregnant Man - 22 Jun 2018 at 6:36pm - The photographer Jackie Molloy followed Tanner and David for a year and a half, during which time she took some 20,000 pictures.

Opioid reclassification linked to increase in illegal online sales - 22 Jun 2018 at 5:10pm - (Reuters Health) - Online black-market sales of opioid painkillers more than doubled in the United States during the two years after these drugs were "rescheduled," putting tighter restrictions on legal prescriptions and sales, according to a recent study.

U.S. District Court rules in favor of Lilly's Alimta patent - 22 Jun 2018 at 5:05pm - (Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday a U.S. District Court ruled in favor of its patent on Alimta vitamin regimen and prevented Hospira Inc and India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories from launching generics until the patent expires.

Global Health: New York Confronts Rampant Smoking Among Chinese Men - 22 Jun 2018 at 5:01pm - Worldwide, Chinese men consume one-third of all cigarettes. With lung cancer rates soaring, the city?s health department has launched a Chinese-language antismoking campaign.

When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company - 22 Jun 2018 at 4:56pm - Humana is teaming up with two investment firms to become the nation?s largest provider of hospice care, dominating a rapidly growing ? and controversial ? business.

Diana King, a Leading Teacher in Overcoming Dyslexia, Dies at 90 - 22 Jun 2018 at 4:46pm - An author of 15 books, Ms. King founded a summer camp and school to help children with learning disabilities that had often gone undiagnosed.

Teens with eczema may not follow prescribed treatment regimen - 22 Jun 2018 at 4:22pm - (Reuters Health) - Adolescents with eczema who are prescribed topical corticosteroids to ease symptoms like itching and inflammation may not use their medicines as directed, a small study suggests.

Sleep apnea treatment tied to improved sex life - 22 Jun 2018 at 4:17pm - (Reuters Health) - Adults with sleep apnea, a common nighttime breathing disorder, may have a better sex life when they wear breathing masks to bed, a small U.S. study suggests.

James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72 - 22 Jun 2018 at 3:35pm - He helped develop two technologies that allowed people who could not use a mouse to communicate with a computer, and thus with the world.

Diabetes Patients at Risk From Rising Insulin Prices - 22 Jun 2018 at 1:16pm - A Yale study found that one in four patients admitted to cutting back on insulin use because of cost. The consequences can be deadly.

Woman's selfies capture moving lump on face: a parasite - 22 Jun 2018 at 11:32am - In selfies, a woman documented a lump under her skin for weeks before doctors were able to remove it -- and it didn't stay in one place, according to a case report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Here's when most kids start social media - 22 Jun 2018 at 10:22am -
The New Old Age: Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients - 22 Jun 2018 at 9:30am - One-third of patients over age 65 die in the hospital after they are put on ventilators. Doctors are beginning to wonder if the procedure should be used so often.

How to be an ally to your LGBT friends, relatives and co-workers - 22 Jun 2018 at 9:03am - Pride Month offers numerous events where members of the LGBT community can celebrate who they are.

Ask Well: Can a Bar of Soap Transmit Infection? - 22 Jun 2018 at 8:42am - And would a jar of liquid soap be a better bet than bar soap?

ICE detainee held in California prison diagnosed with chickenpox - 22 Jun 2018 at 6:39am -
U.S. medical device firm electroCore IPO price set at $15 per share - 22 Jun 2018 at 6:06am - (This version of the story has been refiled to correct company designation to electroCore Inc from electroCore Llc in first paragraph)

Four reasons to skip an activated charcoal 'detox' - 22 Jun 2018 at 5:47am -
Hospital drugs policy killed 456 patients. Now families want justice - 21 Jun 2018 at 9:44pm -
Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, study says - 21 Jun 2018 at 7:29pm - Doctors don't know what causes Alzheimer's or how to treat it best, but they have new evidence to suggest that a common virus may play a role in who gets it. The study, out Thursday, is running in the journal Neuron. It suggests the human herpes virus, 6A and 7 to be specific, may have a role in the disease that robs people of their memory and cognitive functions.

(Mis)communicating Sex: Leave Us a Voice Mail With Your Story - 21 Jun 2018 at 5:55pm - We ask readers to share their stories on sex and intimacy.

One in Three Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Have Complications - 21 Jun 2018 at 3:05pm - One in five requires more surgery, and in 5 percent of cases, reconstruction fails.

His son's battle with cancer inspired his epic run - 21 Jun 2018 at 1:39pm -
Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died - 21 Jun 2018 at 1:25pm - Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language and showed the world what great apes can do, has died.

Pediatrician: Separated children 'trying to find ... anyone to hold on to' - 21 Jun 2018 at 1:08pm - A pediatrician in Colorado examines young children newly separated from their parents and shares her observations with CNN. She says that while their physical condition was fine, emotionally "they were the opposite of stable."

Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream - 21 Jun 2018 at 12:14pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Evidence that cannabis can ease epilepsy and other conditions is building as a British company counts down to what would be the first U.S. government approval for a prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant.

A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer?s Disease, Study Finds - 21 Jun 2018 at 11:30am - The research did not find that viruses cause Alzheimer?s. But it showed that two types of herpes interact with Alzheimer?s-related genes and might drive the disease process.

Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina - 21 Jun 2018 at 10:32am - A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer's green beam, doctors say.

While Americans focus on nuclear war, a larger threat looms - 21 Jun 2018 at 10:09am - With all eyes on the United States and North Korea, experts warn that biological warfare could be more catastrophic than a nuclear attack.

Israel's UroGen to start mid-stage bladder cancer trial - 21 Jun 2018 at 8:12am - RAANANA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel's UroGen Pharma plans to begin a mid-stage trial of its treatment for bladder cancer patients in August, after positive interim results last month from an advanced trial of a treatment for upper urinary tract cancer.

Obesity Rates Higher in Country Than City - 21 Jun 2018 at 7:41am - Thirty-nine percent of American adults were obese, compared to 17.8 percent of children.

Sunscreen 101: Your guide to summer sun protection and sunburn care - 21 Jun 2018 at 5:47am -