Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2022​

Change to diagnosis of gestational diabetes helped some women. Using a lower threshold to diagnose the pregnancy-related condition hasn’t reduced the risk of having a big baby, on average — but some women do benefit, new research shows. Read more

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies must pay fine for role in opioid crisis. Three of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains will have to pay $650.5 million over the next 15 years to two Ohio counties, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. Read more

Ivermectin, Luvox fail as COVID-19 treatments. Both drugs have been touted by some as potentially helpful, but in a new clinical trial neither improved patients’ oxygen levels or kept them out of the hospital or the morgue. Read more.

How do kids born prematurely fare in school? These youngsters initially lag behind their elementary school peers, but they catch up in later grades, British researchers report. Read more