Social interaction helping people with dementia
Researchers find that dementia patients who engage in activities such as gathering photographs and talking about family see improvements in their quality of life and are less agitated. Read more
‘It’s raining needles’: Drug crisis creates pollution threat
Needles left by drug users turn up in places like parks, baseball diamonds, trails and beaches — isolated spots where drug users can gather and attract little attention, and often the same spots used by the public for recreation. Read more
Mother questions use of chemical after son’s death
Kevin Hartley was working for his family’s business when he collapsed while refinishing a bathtub at a Nashville apartment complex in April. At the hospital, a doctor told Wendy that fumes from a chemical he’d been working with had caused Kevin’s heart to stop. Read more
‘Extreme’ opioid use and doctor shopping plague Medicare
The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that heavy use and abuse of painkillers remains a serious problem in Medicare’s prescription drug program. Read more
Will drinking coffee lead to a longer life?
A new study shows that there is a stronger biological possibility for the relationship between coffee and longevity and found that mortality was inversely related to coffee consumption for heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Read more

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