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America's opioid epidemic began more than a century ago – with the civil war

America’s opioid epidemic began more than a century ago – with the civil war

“I freely admit that I did not expect another wave of medical opiate addiction in my lifetime,” said David Courtwright, a professor of history at the University of North Florida, and an expert on the history of drug use in the US. “It’s similar in the sense that millions of Americans who are suffering from chronic …
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An ex-Google exec, a ‘Shark Tank’ investor, and other experts think they know what work will look …

Business Insider has previously reported that more companies in North America are adopting an open-office plan — and their current design may be hurting productivity. One way to survive, until Lathrop’s predictions come true? Get a pair of noise-canceling headphones and/or try working from a local …
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Medical News Today: Is wine glass size to blame for how much we drink?

On New Year ’s Eve, you’ll most likely raise a glass of wine (or several). The size of that glass may influence how much you drink, suggests a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.
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CMS: Medicare Program Contract Year 2019 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost Plan, Medicare Fee-For-Service, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs, and the PACE Program; Correction

Corrects several technical and typographical errors that were printed in a November 28, 2017, proposed rule, which would revise Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) regulations to implement certain provisions contained in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the 21st Century Cures Act. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Cente
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The foods you’re most likely to indulge in this Christmas

EXCLUSIVE A scientist from the University of Oxford is warning people not to watch out for mince pies, mulled wine and turkey with cranberry sauce as their complex flavours are ‘addictive’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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