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Viewpoints: Doctors Can Play Big Role In Slowing Opioid Epidemic; Rise In Gun Suicides Demands Smart Policies

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Want To Reduce Opioid Use? Nudge The Doctors Who Prescribe Them  An Orange County doctor was arrested by federal authorities in December on suspicion of illegally prescribing narcotics, “flooding Southern California with huge quantities of opioids,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.… Read More »

Runaway Immune System May Play Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Print this page MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers say they’ve pinpointed a possible culprit in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), reporting that an overactive immune system might send the entire body into an overwhelming state of exhaustion. “For the first time, we have shown that people who are prone to develop a CFS-like illness have… Read More »

Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the rate increased by 33%, to 40.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Because pregnancy-associated mortality rates have historically been relatively low… Read More »

Plums and Peaches can play a vital role in preventing cancer? (Best Ways)

Researchers deeply observed the antioxidants and phytonutrients in plums and found them to equal or exceed those in the blueberry — a dominant fruit earlier considered superior to other fruits in those categories. The next phase was to understand if these antioxidants had any anticancer properties. They selected breast cancer, as it is one of… Read More »