What we’re reading

Do you want the good news or the bad news first?  We’ll get the bad out of the way, you can skip ahead if you aren’t in the mood.

The bad news:

Montana Ranks Among the Most Dangerous States to Work In

Judge…added, “We…have an attitude in Montana, which is for employers and employees both, to ‘just get ‘er done.’”

The Startling Rise of Disability in America

In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed.

Chemicals Commonly Found May Interfere With Body Weight Regulation

A class of chemicals used in many industrial and consumer products was linked with greater weight gain after dieting, particularly among women.

The good news:

Stop a Cold Before it Starts (seems a bit too good to be true, you decide)

New research shows you can stop a cold in its tracks if you take one simple step with a new device when you first feel a cold coming on.

Experimental Drug Promises to Cure Flu in One Day

“The data that we’ve seen looks very promising,” said Martin Howell Friede, who leads the World Health Organization’s advisory on vaccines, including for influenza. “This could be a breakthrough in the way that we treat influenza.”

Snail Venom Yields Potent Painkiller

“I started out with this love for peptides,” Holford says, then laughs. “Love! Sounds weird to say you love peptides out loud.”

 

 

**Photo credit to STAT News**

 

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