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Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old...

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Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around.

Republicans’ Medicaid rollback collides with opioid epidemic

The Republican campaign to roll back Barack Obama’s health care law is colliding with America’s opioid epidemic. Medicaid cutbacks would hit hard in states deeply affected by the addiction crisis and struggling to turn the corner, according to state data and concerned lawmakers in both parties.

China bans more synthetic opioids blamed for US drug deaths

In China, U-47700 has until now been a legal alternative to fentanyl and potent derivatives like carfentanil. Its usage has been growing among U.S. opioid addicts.

Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication

Only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance.

Overcoming Opioids: Easing an epidemic 1 doctor at a time

The rate of opioid prescribing has started to edge down in recent years, but it remains 56 percent higher than it was 20 years ago, enough to provide nearly every adult in America with a bottle of pills.

FDA approves new, cheaper rival to EpiPen allergy shot

The Food and Drug Administration approved Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp.’s product, which should go on sale later this year.

No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says

Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States. But why?

Drones carrying defibrillators could aid heart emergencies

Wow: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest.

Georgia doctor pleads guilty to falsifying driver medical exams

A doctor has pleaded guilty to falsifying medical examination records for commercial truck drivers.
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