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Veterans Agency to Offer New Depression Drug, Despite Cost and Safety Concerns

Confronted by a rising rate of suicides in some groups of veterans., the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday decided to approve the use of a new and costly depression drug, despite concerns among doctors and other experts about the drug’s effectiveness. The decision to endorse the drug — called Spravato, and manufactured by Janssen,… Read More »

Hospital Bed Sheets Still Germy Despite Washing

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even after a thorough cleaning, traces of diarrhea-causing bacteria can remain on hospital bed sheets, researchers report. The new study suggests that linens could transmit Clostridium difficile infections between patients, and even between hospitals, according to the British researchers. “The findings of this… Read More »

New Jersey city touts safe drinking water despite fears of lead in thousands of homes

Newark has a drinking water problem. That fact remains after officials continue to tout the New Jersey city’s water as the best and safest in the state and nation. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced Friday the city will distribute free filters to at-risk homes with lead service lines. This follows negative results the city received… Read More »