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Oklahoma judge OKs settlement with generic opioid maker

Oklahoma judge OKs settlement with generic opioid maker

iStock/Moussa81(NEW YORK) — An Oklahoma judge signed off on the state’s settlement with a generic drugmaker on Monday, closing one chapter of ongoing litigation against drugmakers charged for their role in the opioid crisis. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman approved Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals’ $85 million deal with the state on Monday, which included provisions…Read more »

UK study confirms sitting too much can be deadly

UK study confirms sitting too much can be deadly

xavierarnau/iStock(NEW YORK) — While the health benefits of exercise have been known for centuries, a new study out of the U.K. highlights just how deadly being lazy can be. In the study, which was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, scientists at Queen’s University in Belfast and Ulster University linked a sedentary…Read more »

Missouri’s only abortion clinic allowed to continue providing under judge’s new order

Missouri’s only abortion clinic allowed to continue providing under judge’s new order

Andrei Stanescu/iStock(ST. LOUIS) — The lone abortion clinic in Missouri just received permission from a court to continue practicing even though the state’s health department refused to reissue their license.A circuit court judge announced Monday that the preliminary injunction that allowed the Planned Parenthood clinic to keep performing abortions after their license was not initially…Read more »

Could this wearable UV tracker help protect your skin from the sun?

Could this wearable UV tracker help protect your skin from the sun?

La Roche-Posay(NEW YORK) — As we head into summer, a lot of us are starting to think about protecting our skin, but is applying sunscreen enough?About 96,480 people are expected to be diagnosed and 7,230 will die of melanoma this year, according to the American Cancer Society.Sun protection has gone high-tech as a number of…Read more »

Make this summer your summer of self-care

Make this summer your summer of self-care

Jasmina007/iStock(NEW YORK) — Self-care is not just bubble baths or long vacations but finding ways all day, every day to support yourself, experts said.”Self-care is really simple because it’s about being a good friend to yourself,” said Amy Kurtz, a certified health and wellness coach and author of the bestselling book Kicking Sick. “It’s repetitive…Read more »

Activists say they’re accepting nothing less than Medicare for all

Activists say they’re accepting nothing less than Medicare for all

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) — The health care proposal dubbed Medicare for all first gained traction as a campaign promise from Sen. Bernie Sanders in his 2016 presidential run.The largest nurses union in the country, National Nurses United, actively campaigned for the policy then and has ramped up its grassroots push on the cause…Read more »