Current Health News

November 21, 2018 - Issue 4482


Opioid a Thousand Times More Potent Than Morphine Is Approved at Height of Opioid Addiction Crisis

An Opioid That's One Thousand Times More Potent Than Morphine Is Approved at Height of Opioid Addiction Crisis

November 21, 2018

Be aware, if things aren't bad enough already with about 49,000 deaths in 2017, the wrong hands will be clamoring for this newly approved substance, critics warn. And the death toll could be staggering because the antidote used now to help save lives will be rendered useless with this new granddaddy of all painkillers.

The Extreme Dangers of Daylight Saving Time

The Extreme Dangers of Daylight Saving Time

November 21, 2018

Originally, daylight saving time was intended to reduce energy costs, but as technology advanced, those savings disappeared. Today, related dangers outweigh any benefits. I share strategies to help reduce your risk when the clocks change.

Obesity Can Cause Arthritis

arthritis

November 21, 2018

Obesity, a known risk factor for osteoarthritis, may trigger inflammatory changes and increase joint degeneration. Using one nondrug strategy, researchers clearly improved the damage and painful joint symptoms in an animal model.