Shortage of antibiotics, antivirals are making a bad illness season worse. The antiviral drug Tamiflu is in short supply for both adults and children, as are supplies of pediatric versions of the antibiotics amoxicillin and Augmentin. Read more
Put away that salt shaker to shield your heart. In a new study, people who never or rarely added salt to their food were 37% less likely to develop heart disease than those who always reached for table salt. Read more
Do steroid injections worsen arthritic knees? Two new studies have discovered that, despite the temporary relief of symptoms, the injections were associated with continued progression of the disease. Read more
U.S. gun violence deaths keep rising. The U.S. gun death rate hit its highest level in nearly 30 years, a new study found. The sheer number of people dying from guns was 47,000, the highest in 40 years. Read more
Experimental Alzheimer’s drug may buy time for patients. Though lecanemab slowed progression of the memory-robbing disease slightly in a new study, safety concerns remain, with two deaths now linked to the medication. Read more
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