Many Georgians live in ‘child care deserts’
A child care desert is an area where there are either no licensed child care providers or so few options that there are more than three times as many children as there are slots. Read more
Groups seek ban on high-dose opioids, citing overdose danger
 Safety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the FDA to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths among patients and people who abuse drugs. Read more
Serious abuse in nursing homes often not reported to police
More than one-quarter of serious cases of nursing home abuse are not reported to the police, according to an alert released Monday morning by the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services. Read more
Does baby powder cause cancer? Scientists aren’t sure
On Monday, a California jury awarded Eva Echeverria $417 million in a case against Johnson & Johnson. Echeverria, who is suffering from terminal ovarian cancer, claimed it was caused by Johnson’s Baby Powder, which she used on her perineum for decades. Read more
Could hospitals do more for opioid overdose survivors?
Hospital emergency departments are tasked with saving the lives of people who overdose on opioids. Clinicians and researchers hope that more can be done during the hospital encounter to connect people with treatment. Read more

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