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Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 06:06 AM PST

What Mental Health Experts Say to Kids About Shootings

What Mental Health Experts Say to Kids About Shootings

A community began mourning after a former student went on a deadly rampage and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, at a Florida high school, NBC News reported. For...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 07:45 AM PST

Women Twice as Likely as Men to Have Depression, Survey Finds

Women Twice as Likely as Men to Have Depression, Survey Finds

Women are twice as likely as men to be depressed, a new survey finds. “Women were almost twice as likely as were men to have had depression,” the team at NCHS, part of the Centers for Disease Control and...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 02:44 AM PST

Winners and Losers Under Medicare Drug Plan in Trump Budget

Winners and Losers Under Medicare Drug Plan in Trump Budget

Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to...

Monday, Feb 12, 2018 at 11:32 PM PST

Can Gene Therapy Be Harnessed to Fight the AIDS Virus?

Can Gene Therapy Be Harnessed to Fight the AIDS Virus?

For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell's HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and researchers are trying to perfect the gene editing that made...

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 at 11:53 AM PST

OxyContin Maker Will Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors

OxyContin Maker Will Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors

The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic....

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