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After Bankruptcy Filing, Purdue Pharma May Not Be Off Hook

After Bankruptcy Filing, Purdue Pharma May Not Be Off Hook

By Geoff Mulvihill | Sep 16
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners expressed sympathy but not responsibility for the nation's opioid crisis as the company filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night, part of a move to settle some 2,600 lawsuits.

Democrats Discussed 'Medicare for All' at Debate, But What About 'Healthy Food for All'?

Democrats Discussed 'Medicare for All' at Debate, But What About 'Healthy Food for All'?

Sep 16
The 10 Democrats who took the debate stage on Sept. 12 discussed many critical issues, from health care and climate change. But one important topic they didn't discuss was access to healthy food.

Tony-Winner and Women's Health Advocate Phyllis Newman Dies

Tony-Winner and Women's Health Advocate Phyllis Newman Dies

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 16
Phyllis Newman, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran who became the first woman to host "The Tonight Show" before turning her attention to fight for women's health, has died. She was 86.

Rise in Health Uninsured May Be Linked to Immigrants' Fears

Rise in Health Uninsured May Be Linked to Immigrants' Fears

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 16
the new numbers suggest that fears of the Trump administration's immigration crackdown may be a significant factor in the slippage.

Vaping Likely Has Dangers That Could Take Years For Scientists to Know About

Vaping Likely Has Dangers That Could Take Years For Scientists to Know About

Sep 15
Many people don't know what is contained in these vaping devices, what the reported health effects actually mean, and, most importantly, why all of this developed so quickly, considering that e-cigarettes have only been popular for fewer than 10 years.

New Study Shows Staggering Connection Between Transgender Conversion Therapy and Suicide Attempts

New Study Shows Staggering Connection Between Transgender Conversion Therapy and Suicide Attempts

Sep 14
A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that exposure to attempts by professionals to change a person's gender identity from transgender to cisgender is associated with a range of adverse mental health outcomes, including suicide attempts.

A Plan to Monitor the Mentally Ill? History and Stigma Reveal Insights

A Plan to Monitor the Mentally Ill? History and Stigma Reveal Insights

Sep 14
In the wake of the latest mass shooting in Texas, news agencies, politicians and pundits searched for explanations and solutions.

Author J.K. Rowling Makes Huge Gift for MS Research

Author J.K. Rowling Makes Huge Gift for MS Research

Sep 13
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother.

Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's, Diversifying the Drug Search

Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's, Diversifying the Drug Search

By Laura Neergaard | Sep 13
With more money — the government had a record $2.4 billion to spend on Alzheimer's research this year — the focus has shifted to exploring multiple novel ways of attacking a disease now considered too complex for a one-size-fits-all solution.

Veterans with PTSD: Anxiety Turns to Beekeeping for Relief

Veterans with PTSD: Anxiety Turns to Beekeeping for Relief

By Michael Casey, Mike Householder | Sep 13
Researchers are beginning to study whether beekeeping has therapeutic benefits. For now, there is little hard data, but veterans in programs like one in Manchester insist that it helps them focus, relax and become more productive.

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