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Meth's Resurgence Spotlights Lack of Meds to Combat Addiction

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By Carmen Heredia Rodrigue |
Even as the opioid epidemic continues, the toll of methamphetamine use, also known as meth or crystal meth, is on the rise, too.

It's Cold! A Physiologist Explains How to Keep Your Body Warm

It's Cold! A Physiologist Explains How to Keep Your Body Warm

By JohnEric Smith, Mississippi State University | Jan 22
Whether waiting for a bus, playing outside or walking the dog — during the colder winter season, everyone is looking for ways to stay warm. Luckily, the process your body uses to break down foods serves as an internal heater.

Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Lay Off Protein Shakes)

Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Lay Off Protein Shakes)

By Judith Graham | Jan 22
Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when losing weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists.

Patients Turn to GoFundMe When Money and Hope Run Out

Patients Turn to GoFundMe When Money and Hope Run Out

By Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio | Jan 22
GoFundMe, the largest online, crowdsourced fundraising platform, says contributors have raised more than $5 billion, all told, from 50 million donations in the eight years it has been in business.

Why is the South the Least-Healthy Region in the U.S.?

Why is the South the Least-Healthy Region in the U.S.?

By Jay Maddock, Texas A&M University | Jan 22
What's causing residents of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana and other southern states to live such short lives, while experiencing higher rates of cancer, diabetes and heart disease?

China Says Doctor Behind Gene-Edited Babies Acted On His Own

China Says Doctor Behind Gene-Edited Babies Acted On His Own

Jan 21
Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law.

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Mutual of Omaha Changes PrEP Policy for Insurance Applicants

Mutual of Omaha Changes PrEP Policy for Insurance Applicants

Jan 10
One of the country's largest insurance providers has agreed to stop denying all forms of insurance, including life and long-term care insurance, to Massachusetts residents using the HIV prevention medication Truvada.