4th body is found in New Jersey house that exploded; 2 injured children were rescued by civilians

BUENA, N.J. (AP) — The body of a fourth victim has been found following an explosion and fire that destroyed a New Jersey house and seriously injured two children, who were pulled from the fire by civilians, authorities said. The cause of Thursday morning’s explosion in Buena, about 40 miles (70 kilometers) southeast of Philadelphia, … Read more

Less sleep, less exercise and less relaxation — here’s the data on just how much busier moms are during the school year

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Moms of school-age children get significantly less sleep during the school year than during the summer. We are economists who specialize in education and health research. We combined extensive data on school district schedules with information derived from the American Time … Read more

Judge partially blocks Texas abortion ban for medical emergencies, fatal diagnoses

A Texas judge granted a temporary injunction on Texas’ multiple abortion bans on Friday, allowing abortions in cases of medical emergencies and fatal fetal diagnoses while litigation continues in an ongoing lawsuit filed by women alleging Texas’ bans put their lives in danger. The judge also denied the state’s request to throw out the lawsuit. … Read more

US FDA approves Biogen-Sage Therapeutics pill for postpartum depression

(Reuters) -The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Biogen and Sage Therapeutics’ oral pill to treat postpartum depression (PPD) in adults. The companies had sought the FDA’s approval for the drug, Zurzuvae, to treat major depressive disorder), or clinical depression, as well as postpartum depression (PPD), which affect millions of people. PPD severely … Read more

FDA approves first pill for postpartum depression

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it has approved the first oral treatment for postpartum depression. The drug, called zuranolone, is a once-a-day pill that will be branded as Zurzuvae by drugmakers Sage Therapeutics and Biogen. Zuranolone is approved for use in adults for the treatment of postpartum depression, an episode of major depression … Read more

Hackers force hospital system to take its national computer system offline

Sixteen hospitals and more than a hundred other medical facilities across the United States are offline after the largest cyberattack on a U.S. hospital system since last year. Prospect Medical Holdings, a chain that owns hospitals, as well as more than 165 outpatient facilities, in California, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island has taken its main … Read more

Valley fever is on the rise, and climate change may help the fungus spread

More than 500,000 Americans could be sickened each year by Valley fever, the disease caused by breathing in the fungus Coccidioides, according to preliminary estimates developed by  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The draft figures, which were disclosed in a CDC presentation to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, suggest the … Read more

Amazon again cited by US regulators over worker safety

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) -The U.S. workplace safety regulator said Amazon.com Inc has subjected workers at yet another of its sprawling warehouses to hazardous conditions by imposing onerous production quotas and failing to provide proper medical care. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Thursday said workers at the Logan … Read more