Some patients taken off opioids too abruptly amid opioid battle, lobbyist says – KSL.com
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Some patients taken off opioids too abruptly amid opioid battle, lobbyist says – KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — While Utah and the country take aim at the opioid epidemic, many with chronic pain have suffered as doctors take away or taper them off their medications, a lobbyist told legislators Monday.There are people having trouble getting their prescriptions from pharmacies and others being “force-tapered” or having their opioid prescriptions suddenly…

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The ‘brutal reality’ for alcohol-damaged children – BBC News
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The ‘brutal reality’ for alcohol-damaged children – BBC News

Image copyright Judith Knox Image caption Judith Knox’s adopted son has “huge problems” with social interaction A mother has laid bare the “brutal reality” of bringing up her adoptive son after he was left damaged by exposure to alcohol in the womb.Judith Knox says her 12-year-old son has a range of behavioural problems as a…

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Lives ‘destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures’ – BBC News
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Lives ‘destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Lives are being lost and destroyed by the failure of the NHS in England to provide care for people with eating disorders, MPs and campaigners say. They say more than a million people have an eating disorder, but specialist help is often difficult to access. It leaves patients relying on GPs…

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Why those men in Lycra may be at risk of their bones crumbling – Daily Mail
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Why those men in Lycra may be at risk of their bones crumbling – Daily Mail

When Joe Booth was bending over to pick up a heavy shopping bag, there was a sharp jolt in his lower back.‘I just felt something go and wondered what had happened, but it wasn’t initially painful,’ recalls Joe, 65, an export sales manager, who lives in Aldringham, Suffolk with his wife, Susan Debnam, 60.‘But when…

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Ebola case counts spike again in DRC – CIDRAP
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Ebola case counts spike again in DRC – CIDRAP

Over the weekend, the ministry of health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded 28 new cases of Ebola, and will likely confirm another 20 new cases today. With nearly 50 cases in 3 days, the outbreak is experiencing another spike in activity following the discovery of cases in neighboring Uganda last week.According…

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Possible clue to Lyme arthritis found in patients’ inflamed joints – NBCNews.com
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Possible clue to Lyme arthritis found in patients’ inflamed joints – NBCNews.com

A small but significant number of people with Lyme disease continue to suffer from symptoms long after finishing an antibiotic treatment. The mystery of why may have come closer to being solved with a study published Monday that found that bits of the Lyme bacteria can persist in patients’ inflamed joints even after taking antibiotics.Lyme…

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Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes – Reuters
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Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Overcrowding. Violence. Infectious diseases. Environmental degradation. It may sound like the worst of modern mega-cities. A researcher excavates the ruins of Catalhoyuk, a prehistoric settlement located in south-central Turkey that was inhabited from about 9,100 to 7,950 years ago, in this photograph released from Istanbul, Turkey, June 17, 2019. Scott Haddow/Handout via…

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Hundreds of Skeletons Unearthed at World’s Oldest City Show How Violence and Disease Ravaged Civilization – Newsweek
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Hundreds of Skeletons Unearthed at World’s Oldest City Show How Violence and Disease Ravaged Civilization – Newsweek

Around 9,000 years ago, a Neolithic settlement in central Turkey was starting to grow. The people living at Çatalhöyük had transitioned from foraging to farming, and the population of what would become one of the world’s first cities was increasing.In a study published in the journal PNAS, scientists have now looked at how this shift…

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Dietitian separates fact from fiction with celery juice – and reveals whether to drink it – Daily Mail
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Dietitian separates fact from fiction with celery juice – and reveals whether to drink it – Daily Mail

It’s the latest trend in health circles, with devotees claiming it can treat any number of conditions and improve concentration and general health.But is celery juice really good for you, or just a lot of hype?Speaking to FEMAIL, Australian dietitian Leanne Ward separated fact from fiction when it comes to the health drink – and…

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The truth about the healing powers of tumeric – Daily Mail
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The truth about the healing powers of tumeric – Daily Mail

Turmeric has fast become ubiquitous. The humble root, which originates in India, is being added to everything from health supplements to juices and beauty products with claims it can help relieve pain, improve brain function and even tackle cancer.Key to its purported health benefits is its yellow pigment, called curcumin. This compound may even improve the…

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