Fentanyl-linked deaths: The third wave of opioid epidemic
Men are dying after opioid overdoses at nearly three times the rate of women in the United States. Overdose deaths are increasing faster among black and Latino Americans than among whites. And there’s an especially steep rise in the number of young adults ages 25 to 34 whose death... Read more
Home birth can be appealing, but how safe is it?
Home birth numbers have been rising recently, but today still only about 1 percent of babies are born at home each year.  Read more
Second patient free of HIV after bone marrow transplant
Doctors in London say they have apparently eradicated HIV from a patient’s body. It’s only the second time this has been accomplished, despite many attempts over more than a decade. While some commentators are calling this a “cure” for HIV, the scientists who performed the experiment say it’s too soon... Read more
Poll: Most support government action to curb drug prices
About a quarter of Americans surveyed say they’ve had trouble paying for their prescription drugs, and a majority welcome government action to help cut the cost of medications. Read more
Anger can be contagious — how to stop the spread
Viewing more negative posts prompted people to write more more sad or angry things. Overall, the effects were very small, compared to what has been documented in face-to-face interactions, “but suggested that emotions can move through networks through contagion,” researcher Jeff Hancock says. Read more

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