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A new study examined vitamin C to fight sepsis. The results are… complicated.

October 11, 2019

Providers in recent years have turned to vitamin C to treat sepsis based on limited evidence, and a study recently published in JAMA that sought to demonstrate whether the treatment is effective has left providers with no clear answers.

Only half of pregnant women received flu vaccines last year, survey shows

October 11, 2019

Only about one-third of pregnant women received both the influenza and tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccines last year, even though CDC strongly recommends the vaccines for every pregnancy, according to CDC survey results published Tuesday.

Map: The best (and worst) states for aging, according to US News

October 10, 2019

U.S. News & World Report last week released its Best States for Aging list, which ranks all 50 states on how they address the needs of older adults. See how your state fared on our interactive map.

Number of US residents with STIs reached record high in 2018

October 10, 2019

The number of U.S. residents diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) hit a record high in 2018, with almost 2.46 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and other STIs, according to a CDC report released Tuesday.

Jury orders J&J to pay patient $8B over antipsychotic Risperdal

October 10, 2019

A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday ordered New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $8 billion in punitive damages to a Maryland man who claimed J&J failed to properly warn patients and providers that its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could spur breast growth in boys.

Why the US won't be affected by the latest Zantac recall

October 10, 2019

GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday announced that it is recalling the common heartburn drug Zantac in all markets as a "precaution," after FDA last week announced that it has detected "unacceptable" levels of a cancer-causing chemical in some samples of the drug—but the recall will not affect Zantac products sold in the United States.

The US 'wastes' nearly $1 trillion in health spending each year. Where does it all go?

October 9, 2019

About 25% of U.S. health care spending annually is wasteful, according to a study published Monday in JAMA. See where all the money goes on our interactive charts.

Kroger, Walgreens, Walmart to stop selling e-cigarette products

October 9, 2019

Major retailers—including Kroger, Walgreens, and Walmart—have announced that they will stop selling e-cigarettes, amid growing uncertainty about the products' safety.

A researcher behind the latest controversial red meat guidelines didn't report past industry ties

October 9, 2019

An epidemiologist and lead researcher behind controversial guidelines about processed and red meat published last week said previous work with an industry group is not related to and had no influence on his most recent research and the corresponding guidelines.

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