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She drank kratom tea while pregnant. Then her newborn went into withdrawal
(CNN) The woman had used oxycodone for almost a decade but told her doctors she had been sober for two years. She never touched narcotics during her pregnancy, she said, and had completed rehab. But her newborn son was in withdrawal: jittery, ...
Look How Tightly You Can Squish Mosquitoes Without Killing Them
Far more lethal than sharks, wolves, bears, or any other fanged beast is the tiny mosquito, which holds the title of world's deadliest animal. The World Health Organization estimates that “millions” of people die every year from mosquito-borne diseases.
Celiac Disease Vaccine In Clinical Trials Would Let People Eat Gluten Again
For years, people with celiac disease have lived with the knowledge that there's no cure for this autoimmune condition, and the only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet. Now, there's a good reason for people with celiac disease to hope for both a ...
Uganda is vaccinating for fear of Ebola virus spread
Health workers started vaccinating people in Uganda against Ebola virus on Wednesday, the first time the vaccine has been given in a country before an outbreak even starts. Officials are afraid the virus is going to spread across the border from the ...
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Blue Cross making changes to opioid policy in 2019
Birmingham Business Journal
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is making changes to the way it handles opioids. Alabama's largest health insurer said it is changing its opioid management strategy for its commercial members in 2019 as part of a larger effort to combat the ...
Savannah opens up about her experience on the ketogenic diet
Savannah Guthrie has given the ketogenic diet a shot, which has left her experiencing both the good and the bad from the popular regimen. The TODAY anchor spoke with Dr. Mehmet Oz on his show about her experience with the diet that is having its ...
2 More Measles Cases Confirmed In Michigan
Two Oakland County residents with measles passed through Detroit Metropolitan Airport last month. Here's what you should know. By Jessica Strachan, Patch Staff | Nov 7, 2018 1:21 pm ET. 0. 2 More Measles Cases Confirmed In Michigan. MICHIGAN – Two ...
Those fighting the opioid epidemic react to FDA's approval of new drug
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- A new opioid was approved by the FDA last week, while it's not meant to get in the hands of anyone outside a medical facility, it's still causing concern. Dsuvia is an opioid that is meant to be a powerful, non ...
Tampa General Hospital cancels some surgeries due to problems with surgical instruments
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Tampa General Hospital has been forced to cancel some elective surgeries due to a problem with operating instruments. A hospital spokesperson says emergency and life saving procedures are not impacted. Some elective surgeries at ...
Active Ingredient In Marijuana Reduced Alzheimer's-Like Effects In Mice
A substance that gives pot its kick appears to reduce the brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease – at least in mice. In mice that had been genetically tweaked to develop symptoms like those of Alzheimer's, animals that received a synthetic ...