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When Your Child Gets Sick on a Plane and Needs a Doctor

For children with pulmonary or cardiac problems, Dr. Rotta said, the atmosphere in an airplane can be stressful, dry and with a lower than usual oxygen concentration. There were also four lap infants — children under 2 traveling without seats of their own — without any known medical problems who …

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The Temporary Memory Lapse of Transient Global Amnesia

A diagnosis of exclusion: Transient global amnesia, often called T.G.A. It is a temporary lapse in memory that can never be retrieved. “It’s as if the brain is on overload and takes a break to recharge,” Dr. Brockington said in an interview. She likened it to rebooting a computer to …

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Purdue Pharma Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The 26 states in opposition, including Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, New Mexico, Virginia, Delaware and North Carolina, are almost uniformly those that have sued the Sacklers in addition to Purdue, or are about to. What remains unclear is whether the individual Sacklers who have been …

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New York Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes by Emergency Order

Amid a surge of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced on Sunday that he would pursue emergency regulations this week to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The governor’s action comes days after President Trump announced an effort to ban similar vaping products …

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Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioid Cases

A critical sticking point has been the timing of the family’s sale of its global pharmaceutical business, Mundipharma, and the contribution the family would make from the proceeds. Some attorneys general, including those from Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, who have not signed on to the settlement, …

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