Massachusetts sues executives from opioid maker Purdue Pharma

Massachusetts sues executives from opioid maker Purdue Pharma  The Hill State Of Massachusetts Sues Stamford-Based Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Crisis  Hartford Courant Mass. Sues Purdue Pharma Over 670 Residents Who Fatally Overdosed On Opioids  WBUR Full coverage Source link

Ask Mr. Dad: Helping dad get a handle on his health | Health & Fitness

Ask Mr. Dad: Helping dad get a handle on his health | Health & Fitness

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m 15, and my father, who’s in his mid-40s, regularly reads your column, which is why I need your help. He barely exercises, eats horribly, is an over-stressed workaholic. I’m afraid he’s going to die. What can my mom and I do to get him to take better care of himself? A: […]

Tick Bites 5-Year-Old Girl’s Head; She Woke Up Paralyzed

Tick Bites 5-Year-Old Girl’s Head; She Woke Up Paralyzed

GRENADA, MS — When Jessica Griffin’s 5-year-old daughter Kailyn Kirk went to sleep the night of June 5, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. The girl had been at a T-ball game the night before and was “perfectly fine,” Griffin told Mississippi News Now. They even washed the girl’s hair when they got back to […]

Picking up your feet | Otago Daily Times Online News

Picking up your feet | Otago Daily Times Online News

The faster you walk, the more it benefits your long-term health, writes Emmanuel Stamatakis. Especially as you age. Some of us like to stroll along and smell the roses, while others march to their destination as quickly as their feet will carry them. A new study has found those who report faster walking have a […]

Tonsil removal may up flu, asthma risk

Tonsil removal may up flu, asthma risk

Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the risk of diseases like asthma, influenza and pneumonia, say scientists who have examined the long-term effects of these common paediatric surgeries for the first time. The researchers suggest renewed evaluation of alternatives to these surgeries that include removal of tonsils (tonsillectomy) to treat chronic tonsillitis […]

Why mental health advocates use the words ‘died by suicide’

Why mental health advocates use the words ‘died by suicide’

Not every depressed person develops suicidal thoughts and not every person who dies by suicide is depressed Not everyone who suffers from depression will have suicidal thoughts. And not everyone who has suicidal thoughts will act on them. Why are some people more at risk than others? There’s no one answer for this complicated issue. […]

Asthma drug may reverse memory loss in dementia patients

Asthma drug may reverse memory loss in dementia patients

A drug used for the treatment of asthma can help reverse the cognitive impairments like memory loss caused by abnormal accumulations of a protein in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, breakthrough research on mice has shown. Tau protein is the second-most important lesion in the brain causing memory deficits and impairments in spatial learning […]

After breast cancer battle, lawmaker changes treatment rules

After breast cancer battle, lawmaker changes treatment rules

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A Louisiana lawmaker’s bout with breast cancer has spurred her to change how the disease is treated in the state. Rep. Julie Stokes says she wanted to get the word out about […]

Dolphin study reveals bottlenose males create friendship circles

Dolphin study reveals bottlenose males create friendship circles

JUST when you thought you couldn’t adore dolphins any more, a new biology study has revealed just how human-like they really are. A study of 17 adult male bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia, discovered they are the only animal in the world to give a name to members in their social circle, akin […]

Dr. Virginia Apgar, Creator of the Apgar Score, Saved Countless Babies

Dr. Virginia Apgar, Creator of the Apgar Score, Saved Countless Babies

Thursday’s <a href=”https://www.google.com/doodles/dr-virginia-apgars-109th-birthday”>Google Doodle honors Virginia Apgar, a doctor whose innovation has saved countless people’s lives. Dr. Virginia Apgar, who would have been 109 years old today (she died in 1974), was the obstetric anesthetist who developed a test for the health of newborn babies that is still used around the world today. The Apgar […]