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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Doctor’s research could buy time for snake bite victims

The therapy will be administered like an EpiPen, injected into a snakebite victim in the field to buy the person valuable time to get to the hospital for anti-venom treatments.

Millions die suffering amid global opioid gap, report says

Nearly 26 million people around the world die each year with serious suffering in part because of a huge gap in pain relief: The U.S. may be awash in opioid painkillers, but they’re rare or unavailable in dozens of poor countries.

US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children. Those numbers are a slight increase from the last report but the difference is so small that it could have occurred by chance.

Documentary about anxiety taps a world-class athlete

Michael Phelps appears in “Angst” to share his story of being bullied and depressed, leading to severe anxiety.

Georgia is Top 5 State for Chlamydia

2016 marked the highest number of chlamdyia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reports in the United States...ever. And Georgia topped the list for those diagnosed with one of the 3 STDs in the report.

White House plans order to expand health care options

The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system. 

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness

A girl saw her mother’s face for the first time. A boy tore through the aisles of Target, marveling at toys he never knew existed. A teen walked onto a stage and watched the stunned expressions of celebrity judges as he wowed “America’s Got Talent.”

Poll: Adult caregivers overwhelmed and undertrained

Adult caregivers looking after aging relatives and friends have little training for their stressful roles but still find the experience rewarding, according to a poll

FDA: Drug shortages possible due to Puerto Rico power outage

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there.

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