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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Health

U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds

Opioid-related hospitalizations among women in the United States increased far faster than among men between 2005 and 2014, a federal government report says.

Among women, hospitalizations involving opioid painkillers or heroin rose 75 percent, compared to 55 percent among men, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

The surge among women during that 10-year period meant that by 2014 males and females were being hospitalized at a similar rate — about 225 hospitalizations per 100,000 people.

"As the report makes clear, over the past decade, opioid abuse has affected both sexes and all age groups. The crisis

Senator: ‘If a bill is too mean for President Trump, then it’s too mean for New Jersey’

Senator Bob Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee that oversees federal healthcare policy, recently spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to call on Senate Republicans to open up for public debate the healthcare bill that is being crafted behind closed doors.

Sen. Menendez’s remarks as prepared for delivery:

“M. President, I come to the floor, like many of my colleagues, shocked at the

Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems

Summer sun and warmer temps may provide plenty of play opportunities for kids, but they also mean parents need to be extra vigilant about preventing sunburns and other mishaps.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this advice: Sun safety through the ages

Avoid sun exposure when possible for babies under 6 months old. Look for shade and dress your child in lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts and hats

Health Department reminds New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites

For the first time this mosquito season, the Health Department has detected mosquitoes with West Nile virus in New York City. The infected Culex pipiens mosquitoes were collected in Rossville, Staten Island. No human cases have been reported to date. Mosquito season in New York City typically spans from April through September. The Health Department is increasing mosquito surveillance in the surrounding area by

Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says

When it comes to stomach discomfort during exercise, forget that old adage "no pain, no gain." New research suggests that excessive strenuous exercise may lead to gut damage.

"The stress response of prolonged vigorous exercise shuts down gut function," said lead author Ricardo Costa.

"The redistribution of blood flow away from the gut and towards working muscles creates gut cell injury that may lead to cell