Called 'hogwash,' a gene test for addiction risk exploits opioid fears | STAT News
When the federal government reversed course last month, deciding not to regulate many genetic tests, one big winner was Proove Biosciences, a Southern California company that markets an unproven “opioid risk” test.
Drinking, drug use largely down among U.S. teens in 2016 | Reuters
The use of alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications and illicit substances declined among U.S. teens again in 2016, continuing a long-term trend, according to a study released on Tuesday by the National Institutes of Health.
Oklahoma court tosses abortion law on hospital privileges | The Washington Post
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has thrown out a law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges.
Why Doctors Still Worry About Measles | The New York Times
Indeed, measles is a disease with a very specific character, and it still infects and kills children across the world. And a study presented in October suggested that one of the most feared later complications of measles is actually more common than we knew, and while it's still rare, it reminds us of the urgency of protecting young children.