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Is Soy Good for the Heart? FDA Proposal Backtracks on Health Claim – Live Science

For years, manufacturers of soy protein foods have been allowed to say that eating their products may reduce the risk of heart disease. But today (Oct. 30), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule that would revoke this health claim, saying that the science doesn’t appear to back it up. […]

Climate Change Is Already A Public Health Crisis, Top Medical Journal Says – HuffPost

Disease-carrying insects that thrive in warmer temperatures are also seeing an uptick. Two species of mosquito that carry Dengue ― a tropical virus that causes high fever, headache, vomiting and skin rashes ― increased their ability to spread globally by 9.4 percent and 11.1 percent since the 1950s. In the U.S., warming temperatures helped West […]

Opioid crisis: Childhood friends die on same day, half a mile apart – WQAD.com

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — In a matter of just 20 seconds, 19-year-old Dustin Manning had passed away. His devastated parents, Greg and Lisa Manning, said the toxicology report found he had taken a toxic mix of heroin and fentanyl, a synthetic opioid so powerful it’s often fatal. “The amount of fentanyl in his body was the […]

Naloxone reverses 93% of overdoses, but many recipients don’t survive a year – CNN

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Toddler hospitalized after his father’s arrest prevented a kidney donation – Washington Post

A toddler who was prevented from receiving a kidney transplant from his father was reportedly rushed to an emergency room Sunday with an abdominal infection. Two-year-old A.J. Burgess was set to receive the transplant earlier this month when his father, who is a match, said he was told he had to wait to donate a kidney following a probation violation […]

Georgia boy, 2, blocked from getting father’s kidney, is rushed to hospital – Fox News

Anthony Dickerson Jr., who was set to receive his father’s kidney, was rushed to a hospital Sunday morning after suffering an abdominal infection.  (GoFundMe) A 2-year-old Georgia boy who was unable to receive his father’s kidney for a transplant — apparently because the man had violated his probation — was rushed to an emergency […]

Opioid crisis: Childhood friends die on same day, half a mile apart – CNN

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Opioid epidemic shares chilling similarities with the past – Washington Post

NEW YORK — While declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday, President Donald Trump said: “Nobody has seen anything like what’s going on now.” He was right, and he was wrong. Yes, this is the most widespread and deadly drug crisis in the nation’s history. But there has been a long string […]

Marijuana users have more sex, researchers find – New Haven Register

Regular marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than abstainers, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford University. The study analyzed data on 28,000 female and 23,000 male participants in the National Survey of Family Growth, a nationally representative CDC survey of Americans age 15 to 49. It found that women who […]

I lived with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis for years. But a recent test says I may not have it after all. – Washington Post

Twenty years ago, at age 39, I began having memory and cognitive problems. My primary-care doctor and my neurologists said I was stressed and depressed. I also was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. Ten years later, I received another diagnosis. Well, really two. One doctor said I had Alzheimer’s disease, and another thought […]