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A computer algorithm may be able to predict suicidal thoughts – New York Daily News

A computer algorithm may be able to predict suicidal thoughts – New York Daily News

See who in the Lehigh Valley can prescribe marijuana – lehighvalleylive.com

Pennsylvania on Wednesday rolled out its patient and caregiver registry for the medical marijuana program that is about to launch. Eligible patients or their caregivers are expected to begin obtaining approved cannabis products by May 1, the current target date for medical marijuana availability statewide. The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana on Wednesday […]

Report: Delaware ties for worst state in hospital safety – The News Journal

CLOSE Leah Binder, CEO of Leapfrog Group, talks with Jayne O’Donnell about her ratings that compared trauma centers. Michael Owens, USA Today Buy Photo Christiana Care Health System’s hospitals were given “B” grades by Leapfrog, a hospital watchdog group. In a recent report, Delaware was ranked No. 49 in hospital safety in the U.S.(Photo: JENNIFER […]

Breastfeeding for 2 months cuts baby’s SIDs risk almost in half, study says – WXIA-TV

Moms who breastfeed for just two months reduce their baby’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome by nearly half, according to a new study. The study, published in Pediatrics, looked at eight international studies with breastfeeding data examining more than 2,200 SIDs cases and over 6,800 cases of infants who survived. The case control study matched […]

Eating too much black licorice is harmful, FDA warns – Chicago Sun-Times

Do not eat large amounts of black licorice this Halloween— or ever, warns the Food and Drug Administration. The candy, made from a shrub usually found in Greece, Turkey and Asia, contains a compound (glycyrrhizin) that can lower a person’s potassium levels, FDA experts say. So, eating too much could cause heart problems, high blood […]

Childhood friends die half a mile apart on the same day from opioid overdoses – New York Daily News

Dustin Manning and Joseph Abraham, once friends and little league teammates, grew apart but died minutes from each other while fighting the same demons. According to CNN, 19-year-old Manning died Friday, May 26 after taking a toxic mix of heroin and the often-deadly synthetic opioid, fentanyl. It took just 20 seconds and a […]

Soy Might Be Good For Your Heart but It’s Not Definite, FDA Says – NBCNews.com

Is soy good for your heart? The Food and Drug Administration says it’s not so clear-cut, and proposed Monday to revoke the claim that soy protein can prevent heart disease. That doesn’t mean soy is not good for your heart, or that it doesn’t have a range of other benefits, the FDA said. And food […]

Climate change fueling disasters, disease in ‘potentially irreversible’ ways, report warns – Washington Post

Climate change significantly imperils public health globally, according to a new report that chronicles the many hazards and symptoms already being seen. The authors describe its manifestations as “unequivocal and potentially irreversible.” Heat waves are striking more people, disease-carrying mosquitoes are spreading and weather disasters are becoming more common, the authors note in the report […]

Naloxone reverses 93% of overdoses, but many recipients don’t survive a year – CNN

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Naloxone reverses 93% of overdoses, but many recipients don’t survive a year – CNN

Toddler hospitalized after his father’s arrest postponed kidney donation – Washington Post

A toddler who was prevented from receiving a kidney transplant from his father was reportedly rushed to an emergency room Sunday with an abdominal infection. Two-year-old A.J. Burgess was set to receive the transplant earlier this month when his father, who is a match, said he was told he had to wait to donate a kidney following a probation violation […]

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