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Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond - 21 Sep 2018 at 6:29pm - Many businesses are ill-equipped or unwilling to deal with opioid addiction even as it has driven up health costs and hurt productivity.

Hurricane power outages may increase risk of carbon monoxide poisoning - 21 Sep 2018 at 6:12pm - (Reuters Health) - Homeowners in North Carolina and South Carolina who lost electricity in the wake of Hurricane Florence need to realize that backup generators and other temporary power sources can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, scientists warn.

Drug shortages may add $230 million to annual U.S. drug costs - 21 Sep 2018 at 3:37pm - (Reuters Health) - Prescription drug shortages may drive up prices twice as much as they would rise with medicines in abundant supply, adding $230 million a year to U.S. drug costs, a new study estimates.

Rate of Americans living with Alzheimer's expected to double by 2060 - 21 Sep 2018 at 3:02pm - As the aging population of the United States grows, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2014 to 2060, there will be a 178% increase in the number of Americans who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Beat Richner, Doctor to Cambodia?s Needy Young, Dies at 71 - 21 Sep 2018 at 2:47pm - Dr. Richner turned a war-ravaged pediatric hospital in Phnom Penh into a network of five medical centers that now serve one million patients a year.

These tweets show why people don't report sexual assaults - 21 Sep 2018 at 1:51pm - There's no standard way survivors talk about sexual assault. It isn't always a police phone call and a rape kit; sometimes it's years of silence. Sometimes it trickles out, little by little, and then all at once; like a dam that swells and breaks and floods.

U.S. agency accuses Walmart of pregnancy discrimination in lawsuit - 21 Sep 2018 at 1:39pm - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday filed a lawsuit accusing Walmart Inc of forcing pregnant workers at a Wisconsin warehouse to go on unpaid leave and denying their requests to take on easier duties.

UK doctors win battle with drug giants over cheaper eye medicine - 21 Sep 2018 at 1:35pm - Drug giants Novartis, Bayer and Roche on Friday lost a bid to stop British doctors from recommending a cheaper drug option for people with an eye disease that causes blindness, the High Court in London ruled.

'Heat-not-burn' cigarettes still damage lungs - 21 Sep 2018 at 1:13pm - (Reuters Health) - A new type of "heat-not-burn" cigarette may lead to just as much lung damage as traditional cigarettes, a recent study suggests.

Common painkiller tied to increased risk of heart problems - 21 Sep 2018 at 1:11pm - (Reuters Health) - The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may be linked with an increased risk of heart problems, a large Danish study suggests.

Bulgaria reports outbreak of virulent bird flu - 21 Sep 2018 at 12:46pm - An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to a farm in southern Bulgaria, the Balkan country's food safety agency said on Friday.

Deaths on college and high school football fields are a rare -- but reliable ... - 21 Sep 2018 at 12:16pm - This fall, more than a million kids, teens and young men will line up on the hash marks for another season of football. Millions more will watch, either as rabid fans or, increasingly, as concerned parents and loved ones.

Congo confirms Ebola case at Ugandan border - 21 Sep 2018 at 11:47am - Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola on its border with Uganda, a country so far clear of the deadly virus, authorities in Congo said on Friday.

1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use - 21 Sep 2018 at 11:46am - Over three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.

The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia - 21 Sep 2018 at 10:27am - In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them.

Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets - 21 Sep 2018 at 9:28am - The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes.

Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year, most of them men: WHO - 21 Sep 2018 at 9:10am - More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Lilly migraine drug wins European panel thumbs-up - 21 Sep 2018 at 7:44am - A European Medicines Agency panel on Friday recommended the approval of U.S. pharmaceutical group Eli Lilly's migraine treatment, bringing the drug one step closer to being sold in the European Union.

Bayer hemophilia treatment wins thumbs-up from EU panel - 21 Sep 2018 at 7:42am - Bayer AG's long-acting treatment for hemophilia A has won a recommendation from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel for the treatment of the rare genetic disorder in which blood does not clot easily.

Takeda lung cancer drug gets European panel nod - 21 Sep 2018 at 7:39am - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co's lung cancer drug received the recommendation of a European Union panel on Friday, more than a year after it won regulatory approval to be sold in the United States.

China reports first case of African swine fever Jilin province - 21 Sep 2018 at 7:30am - China reported two new cases of African swine fever on Friday, as the deadly disease continued to spread to new areas in the world's top pork producer.

Memories that last: What sexual assault survivors remember and why - 21 Sep 2018 at 7:21am - While many details in life grow murky, the most traumatic moments -- such as being pushed onto a bed and groped -- get embedded in memory, experts say.

Ask Well: How Long Do I Retain Immunity? - 21 Sep 2018 at 5:00am - Antibody half-life varies tremendously, from about 11 years for tetanus to over 200 years for measles and mumps.

When Family Members Care for Aging Parents - 21 Sep 2018 at 4:39am - My siblings and I joined the ranks of the 15 million or so unpaid and untrained family caregivers for older adults in the United States.

4 diseases cause the majority of human deaths -- and most countries are faili... - 21 Sep 2018 at 3:49am - More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts.

Keeping your brain fit, by a USA Memory Champion - 21 Sep 2018 at 3:44am - How exactly does one keep their brain and memory strong and healthy? This was one of the driving questions I had when I began the quest to improve my memory and become a four-time USA Memory Champion.

Outbreak of rare eye infection among contact lens wearers - 21 Sep 2018 at 3:12am - An ongoing outbreak of a rare eye infection has been discovered in contact lens wearers in the UK, a new study reveals.

Why female shooters are rare - 21 Sep 2018 at 1:48am - Data shows that women are rarely behind active shootings, making Thursday's massacre at a drugstore distribution center unusual.

Technogym targets content fix for fitness fans to sustain growth - 20 Sep 2018 at 11:50pm - Italy's Technogym is looking to offer fitness fanatics more content via exercise equipment screens or their personal devices, its founder and chief executive said on Thursday.

Judge sides with transgender workers in insurance fight - 20 Sep 2018 at 11:45pm - A judge ruled that Wisconsin must cover medically necessary treatment for transgender state employees.

FDA concludes examination of Parkinson's drug - 20 Sep 2018 at 10:06pm - The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it had not identified any "new or unexpected safety findings" related to a drug used to treat psychosis in Parkinson's patients, though it did find potentially troubling prescribing practices.

The Checkup: For Kids With Concussions, Less Time Alone in a Dark Room - 20 Sep 2018 at 6:07pm - The C.D.C.?s first guidelines to focus on children?s head injuries steer doctors away from CT scans and prolonged isolation.

Sloan Kettering?s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar - 20 Sep 2018 at 6:04pm - A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the center?s vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns at the nonprofit cancer center.

More evidence exercise may be good for your mood - 20 Sep 2018 at 5:40pm - (Reuters Health) - People who exercise may experience symptoms of mental health disorders less often, a U.S. study suggests.

Ground beef producer issues recall due to deadly E. coli outbreak - 20 Sep 2018 at 5:18pm - Cargill Meat Solutions issued a recall of 32,606 pounds of ground meat due to a deadly e. coli outbreak, the US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

Biosafety Reforms Still Lagging at Military Labs - 20 Sep 2018 at 5:09pm - Three years after finding that laboratories had mishandled deadly pathogens, the Pentagon has no way to measure the effectiveness of its reforms, according to a new report.

Excess pounds can lead to a leaky bladder - 20 Sep 2018 at 4:43pm - (Reuters Health) - Young and middle-aged women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop a leaky bladder, researchers say.

One in three gun-owning U.S. veterans don't store weapons safely - 20 Sep 2018 at 4:40pm - (Reuters Health) - A substantial percentage of U.S. military vets store guns loaded and ready to use, according to an American study that could have implications for suicide prevention.

Celebrated food researcher to step down after research is questioned - 20 Sep 2018 at 4:10pm - Cornell University professor Brian Wansink may have helped shape our country's relationship with food, but concerns about his research came to a head on Wednesday when leading medical journals retracted six of his articles, the Journal of the American Medical Association announced.

Diabetes drugs less affordable, less available in lower income countries - 20 Sep 2018 at 2:05pm - (Reuters Health) - People who live in low-income and middle-income countries may have a harder time finding and affording essential medicines for diabetes than residents of wealthier nations, a recent study suggests.