New Voice Analysis Technology May Take Tricky Guesswork Out Of Diagnosing PTSD

While some veterans try to hide their symptoms of PTSD, a new voice analysis algorithm might help doctors spot and diagnosis those people who need care. “We thought the telling features would reflect agitated speech. In point of fact, when we saw the data, the features are flatter, more atonal speech. We were capturing the …

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In Revised Opioid Lawsuit, Connecticut Describes Sackler Family Telling Doctors Addiction ‘Not Caused By Drugs’

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said the new allegations “demonstrate the callous indifference” with which Stamford-based Purdue and its former president, Richard Sackler, approached their work. Other news on the opioid epidemic comes from Florida and Ohio, as well.

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Kansas Bill Requiring Clinics To Tell Patients About Abortion Reversal Medication Vetoed By Democratic Governor

“This unwarranted legislation will create confusion and could be harmful to women’s health,” said Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. However, the Legislature seems to have the votes to override the veto if lawmakers want to once they return from break. Abortion and family planning news comes out of Tennessee and New Hampshire, as well.

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Many Dentists Not Equipped To Handle Patients With Unique Needs Like Those With Autism, Developmental Disorders

Some patients with developmental disabilities are unable to endure even regular dental exams or cleanings without general anesthesia. But most dentists don’t offer it and getting insurance to cover it for routine dental work is often a struggle. In other public health news: sugary drinks, skipping breakfast and permanent daylight saving.

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As Country Wages War On Largest Measles Outbreak In Decades, There’s Been Radio Silence From The White House

President Donald Trump’s absence in the national conversation about the measles outbreaks has prompted some debate in the public health community about whether he should be playing a more active role. Meanwhile, another 71 cases were reported for last week, bringing this year’s total to 626.

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Government Officials Desperately Scouring Country To Find Somewhere To Hold Detained Immigrants

A national spotlight has been on the health and care of immigrants who are in U.S. custody, even as facilities face mounting pressure of an influx of detainees. In one initiative examined earlier this year, Department of Homeland Security officials looked at housing migrant children at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

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Lawyers For Elizabeth Holmes Lament Sheer Enormity Of Documentation U.S. Has Compiled On Theranos Scandal

At a hearing on Monday to set the date of a trial for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her deputy Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, Judge Edward J. Davila appeared sympathetic to the lawyers’ plight. “It’s only millions of pages,” Davila said wryly. “What’s the problem?” Davila discussed the potential of a start in April of next …

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Despite Massive Carnage From Rout, There Are Signs That Investors Aren’t Panicked About Health Care

Option prices for the $18.1 billion Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund have increased over the past few days, diverging from those on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust. But they’re not yet pricing in “an extreme level of fear that would be consistent with a capitulation in sentiment,” experts say. Meanwhile, despite all the …

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Sparse Treatment Options Complicate Cancer Care For Immigrants In South Texas

McALLEN, Texas — Edgar carries a red folder bulging with paperwork, bills and medical records. Before his lung cancer diagnosis in September, he had about $11,000, he said, money he was saving to purchase a used truck and to pay an immigration attorney to pursue legal residency. By February, it was gone, and Edgar was …

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Sparse Treatment Options Complicate Cancer Care For Immigrants In South Texas

McALLEN, Texas — Edgar carries a red folder bulging with paperwork, bills and medical records. Before his lung cancer diagnosis in September, he had about $11,000, he said, money he was saving to purchase a used truck and to pay an immigration attorney to pursue legal residency. By February, it was gone, and Edgar was …

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