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Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON — A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic. It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician… Read More »

Great tits are eating bird brains and climate change is to blame: study

Bird brains might pay the ultimate price for climate change, science says. Pied flycatchers make an annual trek from sub-Saharan Africa to northern Europe to chow on caterpillars, build nests —  and mate. They typically return to Africa a few months later with the their new babies. But over the past decade, flycatchers are arriving… Read More »

Moderate drinking not harmful for older patients with heart failure, study suggests

A new study suggests that people over age 65 who are newly diagnosed with heart failure can continue to drink moderate amounts of alcohol without worsening their condition. The study, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, showed a survival benefit for moderate drinkers compared with those who abstained from alcohol. On average,… Read More »