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‘Needless’ deaths of 30,000 heart patients in England since Covid

More than 30,000 heart patients in England have died needlessly since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, amid continuing ambulance delays, inaccessible care and soaring waiting lists, a report says. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said significant and widespread disruption to heart care services was still driving a surge in excess deaths. Its analysis of

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Federal health officials report shortage of widely used antibiotic

One of the most commonly used antibiotics in the country, amoxicillin, is in short supply, federal health officials say. The notice from the Food and Drug Administration about an oral solution of the drug comes as pharmacy owners report diminished inventory of the medication, which is prescribed to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and bronchitis.

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Psychedelic “magic mushroom” drug may ease some depression

The psychedelic chemical in “magic mushrooms” may ease depression in some hard-to-treat patients, a preliminary study found. The effects were modest and waned over time but they occurred with a single experimental dose in people who previously had gotten little relief from standard antidepressants. The study is part of a resurgence of research into potential

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CVS and Walgreens have agreed to $10 billion opioid settlement

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Sharon Terlep about the $10 billion opioid settlement reached with two of the biggest pharmacy chains in the U.S. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The two biggest pharmacy chains in the nation will pay more than $10 billion to settle lawsuits over the toll of opioids.

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More Evidence of Monkeypox Spread Before Symptoms Appear

There could be significant monkeypox transmission before symptoms appear, making it tougher to get infected people into timely quarantine, according to an observational study. An analysis of contact-tracing data from the U.K. Health Security Agency (UKHSA) showed that transmission was spotted up to a maximum of 4 days before symptom onset, and that 53% of

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Here’s How to Snag a 55″ TV From Walmart for $188

Photo: M-Production (Shutterstock) It happens every year: Customers get hyped about an amazing online Black Friday deal only to be let down when the website crashes or their internet is too slow to snag the best first-come, first-served deals. But this year, there’s a workaround on at least one impressive deal on this 55″ 4K

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Daylight saving time: Explaining the century-old debate

For decades, many Americans have muddled through twice-yearly time changes as much of the country toggled between standard time and daylight saving time. But the confusing and often disruptive biannual practice, which has been associated with adverse effects on health and public safety, may become a relic of the past. On March 15, the Senate

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