THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A proposed $26 billion settlement on opioid-related lawsuits has been reached with four large drug companies, a group of state attorneys general announced Wednesday. If enough states sign on to the deal with the country’s three major drug distributors — Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergenContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In yet another finding that illustrates the tragic toll the pandemic has taken on families around the world, a new study shows that 1.5 million children have lost a parent, grandparent or other caregiver to COVID-19. “For every two COVID-19 deaths worldwide, oneContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is causing deadly pneumonia infections among large numbers of children in the South Asian nation of Bangladesh, a rising threat that could one day reach American shores, experts warn. Doctors found these “superbug” bacteria in more than three of four childrenContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Planning to celebrate the Fourth of July with a traditional Southern-style spread of fried chicken, pork rinds, buttermilk biscuits and sweet tea? Don’t make it an everyday habit. These staples of a regional diet heavy in fried foods, fats and sugary drinks mayContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Dementia patients who have the same nurse for all of their home health care visits are a third less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, a new study finds. “While continuity of nursing care may benefit every home health care patient, itContinue Reading