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U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers 2:15pm EDT

U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis.

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Delirium in critically ill children common, may go undetected

(Reuters Health) - About a quarter of children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) will develop delirium, according to the first large international study to assess how common the condition is in critically ill children.

4:35pm EDT
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Hong Kong lifts ban on Brazil meat imports, EU urges action

BRASÍLIA Hong Kong said on Tuesday it has lifted a ban on the import of Brazilian meat, removing one of the last blanket bans by a major importer, but strong words from an EU commissioner visiting Brazil suggests the scandal over health standards is not over yet.

Brazil, World 2:01pm EDT

Childhood lead exposure linked to lower adult IQ

(Reuters Health) - Kids exposed to high levels of lead decades ago may now be approaching middle age with lower IQs and earning potential than they would have had otherwise, a new study suggests.

11:45am EDT

IVF success tied to insurance coverage

(Reuters Health) - Women who have insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be more likely to have a baby than women who have to pay entirely out-of-pocket for fertility treatments, a U.S. study suggests.

12:23pm EDT

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