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Health Care Employees Bear Brunt of Workplace Assaults, Research Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A hos­pi­tal or other med­ical cen­ter may seem like a safe space, but for health care employ­ees, the work­place can be a dan­ger­ous environment.A new arti­cle in the New Eng­land Jour­nal of Med­i­cine high­lights just how often …

 

Those With Old Brain Injuries May Be Sleepier Than They Realize

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Trau­matic brain injury (TBI) has pre­vi­ously been asso­ci­ated with sleep dis­or­ders. How­ever, new research shows that this effect may be long-lasting, and peo­ple may not know they are expe­ri­enc­ing it.
Researchers com­pared 31…

 

CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Calls Large Price Increases 'Mistake'

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The CEO of a phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany will tes­tify Wednes­day that offi­cials there were “too aggres­sive” in rais­ing the price of heart med­ica­tions, accord­ing to his planned tes­ti­mony released by the firm.L. Mich…

 

 

Mumps Outbreak Reaches 40 at Harvard University

iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRDIGE, Mass.) — There have been 40 con­firmed cases of the mumps at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, even though many of those infected were vaccinated.The out­break was first reported on Feb. 29 and pub­lic health offi­cials con­firmed Thurs­day t…

 

Your Body: The Dangers of Mixing Medications

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­torDo you take more than one med­ica­tion, be it pre­scrip­tion or over-the-counter? If so, do you know the dan­gers of com­bin­ing the drugs?One in seven adults are on med­ica­tions that …

 

Couples Turn to Crowdsourcing to Help Pay for IVF Treatments

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After four years of dis­ap­point­ment, Ben and Kate Lundquist’s best chance of grow­ing their fam­ily was in vitro fertilization.But the treat­ment is expen­sive. “We were look­ing at about $17,000 total. That is all o…

 

Pure Caffeine: Even a Teaspoon of Powder Can Be Fatal

ABC News(NEW YORK) — One scoop. That’s all it takes to poten­tially end a life.
Every cof­fee drinker knows that too many cups can give you the jit­ters, but too much pure caf­feine can be fatal within just min­utes. One tea­spoon of pow­dered pure caf…