Keynote on firearm injury to Open Society for Academic Emergency Medicine meeting

DES PLAINES, IL — Leading firearm injury and prevention experts, Drs. Rebecca Cunningham, and Garen Wintemute, will open SAEM19 — the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine on Wednesday, May 15 with a timely and compelling keynote address titled «with a timely presentation titled «Firearm Injury: Facts, Myths, and a Public Health…

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New UH pharmacy center to tackle prescription drug misuse

IMAGE: Douglas Thornton, co-director of the University of Houston PREMIER Service which aims to help patients and providers safely and effectively manage the use of controlled substance prescriptions view more  Credit: University of Houston For the first time in American history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a…

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Our Best Recipes for Climate-Friendly Cooking

So, you’re concerned about the environment and interested in changing your diet. That is an important first step. As Julia Moskin and Brad Plumer reported, “the world’s food system is responsible for about one-quarter of the planet-warming greenhouse gases that humans generate each year.” To help reduce your climate impact, we have dozens of recipes…

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Like ‘Uber for Organs’: Drone Delivers Kidney to Maryland Woman

A custom-made drone delivered a kidney this month to a Maryland woman who had waited eight years for a lifesaving transplant. While it was only a short test flight — less than three miles in total — the team that created the drone at the University of Maryland says it was a worldwide first and…

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Drug Agency Calls for Strong Warning Labels on Popular Sleep Aids

Federal health regulators announced on Tuesday that they would require manufacturers of sleeping pills such as Ambien and related drugs to post strongly worded warnings in boxes on labels and patient guides. The Food and Drug Administration, in what it called a safety announcement, noted that the drugs’ side effects included risky behaviors, such as…

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F.D.A. Permits the Sale of IQOS, a New Tobacco Device

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it would permit the sale of IQOS, a “heat not burn” tobacco device made by Philip Morris International, in the United States. While the agency stopped short of declaring that the device was safer than traditional cigarettes, the F.D.A. did say the heated tobacco-stick system…

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Should Adults Get a Measles Booster Shot?

Because of this year’s sharp increase in measles cases — which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has blamed a deliberate misinformation campaign by anti-vaccine activists for — many Americans are wondering whether they need to be vaccinated. The C.D.C. emphasizes that children are the most important group to reach. Outbreaks spread rapidly in…

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Aimee Song Is Releasing Her First-Ever Collection With Revolve

Very few people know how to leverage their massive social media following into a lasting career. But Aimee Song, the mastermind behind the moniker Song of Style (her Instagram account boasts over five million followers) and YouTube channel, is in a league of her own. After being one of the early influencers in Revolve’s squad,…

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Trilobites: The Microbots Are on Their Way

Like Frankenstein, Marc Miskin’s robots initially lie motionless. Then their limbs jerk to life. But these robots are the size of a speck of dust. Thousands fit side-by-side on a single silicon wafer similar to those used for computer chips, and, like Frankenstein coming to life, they pull themselves free and start crawling. “We can…

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