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MPs act after heart attacks hit close to home

The impact of heart disease is up close and personal for key politicians today throwing their support behind a national screening program. Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s father suffered a fatal heart attack; the brother of his health spokeswoman Catherine King is currently recovering from a heart attack; and Health Minister Greg Hunt’s uncle was also… Read More »

Nurse builds database of women murdered at the hands of men

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Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 15, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Back in 2016, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that all adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression; the task force has extended those recommendations by stating that all pregnant and postpartum women should be evaluated in order to determine risk for depressive illness and recommends that women at… Read More »

Congressman aims to break pharma’s insulin ‘pricing monopoly’ by legalizing Canadian imports

U.S. legislators have been introducing bills left and right proposing a variety of methods for bringing down drug prices. Now, Vermont’s congressman is zeroing in on a specific class of diabetes medicines that he says have become far too expensive: insulin. Rep. Peter Welch introduced a bill on Wednesday that would make it legal for patients, wholesalers… Read More »