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U.S. Experts: Medicines for Opioid Addiction Vastly Underused

U.S. Experts: Medicines for Opioid Addiction Vastly Underused

By Matthew Perrone | Mar 21
Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation's top medical advisers said earlier this week.

With Black Lung Fund in Jeopardy, Taxpayers Could Fit the Bill

With Black Lung Fund in Jeopardy, Taxpayers Could Fit the Bill

By Dylan Lovan | Mar 21
The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding.

Mississippi Governor Set to Sign 'Hearbeat' Abortion Law

Mississippi Governor Set to Sign 'Hearbeat' Abortion Law

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Mar 21
Gov. Phil Bryant says he's not worried about lawsuits as Mississippi prepares to enact one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation.

Did Your Doctor 'Ghost' You? An Employment Contract May Be to Blame

Did Your Doctor 'Ghost' You? An Employment Contract May Be to Blame

By Michelle Andrews | Mar 20
Contracts with so-called restrictive covenants are now common in medicine, although some states limit their use.

Wendy Williams Reveals She is Living in 'sober house'

Wendy Williams Reveals She is Living in 'sober house'

Mar 19
Wendy Williams says she's living in a "sober house" because of addiction struggles.

'Medieval' Diseases Flair as Unsanitary Living Conditions Proliferate

'Medieval' Diseases Flair as Unsanitary Living Conditions Proliferate

By Anna Gorman | Mar 19
Infectious diseases — some that ravaged populations in the Middle Ages — are resurging in California and around the country, and are hitting homeless populations especially hard.

5 Reasons to Consider Dental Braces

5 Reasons to Consider Dental Braces

Mar 19
While studies have shown that straight teeth and a nice smile have a positive effect on self-esteem, social interactions and job prospects, the numerous health benefits received as a result of wearing braces shouldn't be discounted, orthodontists say.

Group with Consumer-Friendly Vibe Pushes Drugmakers' Message

Group with Consumer-Friendly Vibe Pushes Drugmakers' Message

By Richard Lardner | Mar 18
As Congress and the Trump administration aim to lower prescription drug costs, outside groups like the Alliance for Patient Access are seeking to sway the outcome.

Surgeon Denies Posting Homophobic Comments on Social Media

Surgeon Denies Posting Homophobic Comments on Social Media

By Kelli Kennedy and Frieda Frisaro | Mar 18
A prominent gender-reassignment surgeon resigned from a University of Miami clinic after he was accused of posting photos of patients' genitalia with racist and homophobic comments on Instagram, but he denied making the comments and said he was hacked.

Why the Way You Speak Now Was Shaped by How Your Ancestors Ate

Why the Way You Speak Now Was Shaped by How Your Ancestors Ate

By Christina Larson | Mar 17
The way most of us speak today is shaped in part by how long ago our ancestors gave up chewing tough, raw meat.

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