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Coronavirus will likely become a pandemic, warns ex-FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb

The coronavirus will likely grow into a pandemic, warned former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. But he says it’s not too late for officials to prevent the disease from becoming an epidemic in America. The outbreak of the pneumonia-like disease has already been declared an epidemic in China. A pandemic could… Read More »

Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,… Read More »

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds  

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds Physician fatigue and schedule may effect their decision-making  Opioid over-prescribing is blamed in part for the current US opioid epidemic  University of Minnesota researchers found that 4% of patients with early appointments get opioid prescriptions  By the end of the… Read More »

Over 18 million Brits in ‘fat danger zone’ and twice as likely to get diabetes

Adults who are moderately overweight face a surprisingly high threat of suffering from a number of serious conditions. They face a 140% higher risk of Type 2 diabetes compared with a healthy weight, 28% for kidney issues and 15% for heart issues. The biggest ever study of UK obesity reveals the scale of the problem.… Read More »