Health Highlights: September 20, 2022 | Health

In Canada, a program that provides safe opioids to drug addicts is saving lives. The London, Ont.-based program provided clients with a daily dose of prescription opioid tablets, along with basic health care, counseling and social services. Read more

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As opioid overdose deaths continue to rise, a Canadian program points to a way to save lives: provide “safer” opioids to people at high risk of overdose.

The drug may be an effective new way to relieve eczema in young children. The monoclonal antibody dupilumab is both effective and safe for children as young as 6 months old, according to a new study. This has already prompted the US Food and Drug Administration to expand the approved age range for the drug. Read more


'Changing life': New drug relieves severe eczema in young children

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Sonia Dhaliwal knows exactly how serious childhood eczema can be.


Do you suffer from sleep apnea and heart disease?  CPAP can prevent you from going to the hospital

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with heart disease should be screened for sleep apnea, authors of a new study suggest. They found that constant use of a CPAP machine reduced the chances of ending up in the hospital for heart problems.


STD cases soar in US amid calls for better prevention efforts

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Rising cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have prompted U.S. public health experts to call for more prevention and treatment.

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