Doctors cite climate change for rise in animal bites, U.S. health care costs – NBCNews.com

Doctors cite climate change for rise in animal bites, U.S. health care costs – NBCNews.com

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 12, 2018 / 8:37 PM GMT By Shamard Charles, M.D. Stanford researchers warn that the number of animal bites is likely to rise amid climate change and developmental pressures. Rising temperatures are already exposing […]

A Massive Study Has Exposed The Deadly, Hidden Burden Shouldered by Eczema Patients – ScienceAlert

A Massive Study Has Exposed The Deadly, Hidden Burden Shouldered by Eczema Patients – ScienceAlert

People who experience the pain and disfigurement of eczema (aka atopic dermatitis, AD) already have to contend with cracked skin, rashes, weeping sores, and endless itching. But that’s not all. New research examining the “profound psychosocial burden” shouldered by people with AD shows they’re not just at greater risk of depression; having the skin condition […]

Fentanyl now America's deadliest drug, federal health officials say – USA TODAY

Fentanyl now America's deadliest drug, federal health officials say – USA TODAY

Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 12:30 PM EST Dec 12, 2018 Fentanyl is now the deadliest drug in America, federal health officials announced Wednesday, with over 18,000 overdose deaths in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available. It’s the first time the synthetic opioid has been the nation’s deadliest drug. For the […]

Health experts offer solutions for unintended consequences of opioid crackdown – Fox News

Health experts offer solutions for unintended consequences of opioid crackdown – Fox News

Treating America’s Pain: Unintended Victims of the Opioid Crackdown, Part 3 – The Solutions The government has addressed the overdose epidemic with an aggressive focus on reducing prescribing practices, which has unintentionally led many doctors to cut down or cut off their patients’ pain medications altogether. This tactic has left many chronic pain sufferers undertreated, […]

This diet can cut your risk of developing heart disease – ABC News

This diet can cut your risk of developing heart disease – ABC News

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Interested in Food? Add Food as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Food news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Once again, your mother was right. You really do need to eat your vegetables. And while you are at it, put down the bacon […]

Almost All Overdose Deaths Involve Multiple Drugs, Federal Report Shows – HuffPost

Almost All Overdose Deaths Involve Multiple Drugs, Federal Report Shows – HuffPost

A new report analyzing the drugs involved in fatal overdoses once again emphasized fentanyl’s role in the United States’ opioid crisis and highlighted a point frequently made by public health experts: Most people who fatally overdose have more than one drug in their system. In 2016, about 70 percent of fatal overdoses involving fentanyl or […]

Heavy Screen Time Appears To Impact Childrens' Brains: Study – New Vision

Heavy Screen Time Appears To Impact Childrens' Brains: Study – New Vision

The study — which involves scanning the brains of 4,500 children — eventually aims to show whether screen time is addictive, but researchers need several years to understand such long-term outcomes. The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends parents “avoid digital media use — except video chatting — in children younger than 18 to 24 […]