Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2022​

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

Drug may be effective new way to ease eczema in young kids. The monoclonal antibody dupilumab is both effective and safe for children as young as 6 months, a new study finds. That’s already prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the approved age range for the drug. Read more

Have sleep apnea and heart disease? CPAP may keep you out of the hospital. These nighttime mask devices deliver mild levels of air pressure to keep the airway open, and new research suggests they also help curb dangerous heart issues. Read more

Cases of STDs keep climbing in the United States. This includes rising rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and HIV, with monkeypox also a concern because it is being spread mostly through sexual contact, a CDC official said Monday. Read more