【AZ】 Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2022​ | Health – Arizona News

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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

In Canada, Program That Supplies Safe Opioids to Addicts Is Saving Lives

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As opioid overdose deaths continue to soar, a Canadian program points to one way to save lives: providing “safer” opioids to people at high risk of overdose.

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

'Life Changing': New Drug Eases Severe Eczema in Young Kids

TUESDAY, Sept 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Sonia Dhaliwal knows exactly how bad childhood eczema can get.

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

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Have Sleep Apnea & Heart Disease? CPAP May Keep You Out of the Hospital

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with heart disease should be screened for sleep apnea, the authors of a new study suggest. They found that consistent use of a CPAP machine lowered the chances of winding up back in the hospital for heart issues.

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

STD Cases Soar in US Amid Calls for Better Prevention Efforts

TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Soaring numbers of sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases have prompted U.S. public health experts to call for more prevention and treatment.

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