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Blood pressure pills ‘work better at bedtime’

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To get the best out of your daily blood pressure medication, take it just before you go to bed, say researchers. It’s a simple tip that could save lives, they say in the European Heart Journal. The pills offer more protection against heart attacks and strokes when taken at bedtime rather than in the morning, Read More

Tennessee doctors plead guilty to overprescribing opioids, DOJ says

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Two Tennessee doctors pleaded guilty Thursday to distributing high doses of opioids with no medical legitimacy, the Justice Department announced. Dr. Samuel Mcgaha and Dr. Frank McNiel – both from East Tennessee – each pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. Between 2015 and early 2018, Mcgaha and McNiel prescribed a combined Read More

Woman could hear her own heartbeat from inside her ear

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Karrie Aitkens was living a typical life as amom in California. That is, until one day sounds from that normal, everyday life turned into sheer torture for the middle-aged mom. Aitkens woke up one morning with a strange feeling in her left ear and chronic dizziness, according to a retelling of her story in Reader’s Digest. Her Read More

Why did this man’s taste buds disappear?

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His tongue’s strange appearance would turn out to be a sign of an underlying blood condition that required a relatively simple treatment, (iStock) When a 64-year-old man stuck out his tongue for a physical exam, doctors could immediately tell something was off: Instead of a typical, textured tongue, his was smooth and shiny. It didn’t Read More

Police: Parents arrested after 1-year-old daughter tests positive for fentanyl

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A couple is facing child endangerment and drug charges after their 1-year-old daughter tested positive for fentanyl earlier this month, authorities said. Phoenix police officers received a call on Oct. 7 from a witness who reportedly saw a couple using drugs inside a car. Officers said”the vehicle was filled with smoke” when they approached Denisse and Pablo Solorzano, Read More

Pro-life advocate says new California campus abortion pill law ‘violates conscience rights’ of workers

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The president of a pro-life group voiced concern Monday over California’s new law that willrequire public universities to provide abortion pills at campus health centers. “This is a first-in-the-nation law that is going to fundamentally alter what is happening at college campus health centers. Every state college campus in California will now be turned into an abortion Read More

‘Below Deck’ star Captain Lee Rosbach opens up about son’s accidental drug overdose

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Captain Lee Rosbach is still mourning the loss of his son, Joshua Lee Rosbach, who died of an accidental drug overdose in July at 42. The Bravo star opened up for the first time about his son’s death in an emotional interview with Page Six and shared that a part of him also died that day. CHARO Read More

Pro-life group promises legal aid to those hurt by California’s college ‘abortion pill’ law

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The pro-life group Students for Life of America (SLA) said Friday it would offer legal assistance to any students or health care workers whose “conscience rights” were threatened by a new California law that requires all public universities in the state to supply students with the “abortion pill” at on-campus clinics. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, Read More

OxyContin maker Purdue gets brief shield from litigation

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(Reuters) – OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP won a court order on Friday briefly pausing the sprawling opioid litigation against the company so it can try to make headway on its proposed legal settlement that it says is worth $10 billion. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. Read More

Federal judge pauses opioid lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, Sackler family

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A federal judge paused more than 2,600 lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma on Friday so parties can address their differences to allow continuing litigation over the company’s role in exacerbating the nation’sopioid crisis. The drugmaker and its owners, the Sackler family, filed for bankruptcy last month as part of a tentative settlement. Half the states and hundreds of Read More