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New (But Still Not Enough) Data on Modafinil and Pregnancy

Modafinil (brand name Provigil) is a wake-promoting agent which is used to treat sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea.  It is also used in other settings, often in combination with other medications, to treat ADHD symptoms, depressive symptoms, and cognitive dysfunction.   In 2018, an interim report from a registry… Read More »

‘My daughter’s chicken pox turned to sepsis and it’s still haunting me’

Award-winning novelist Caitriona Lally has revealed how her daughter’s chicken pox infection turned into the potentially fatal illness sepsis. n an emotional piece in today’s Living section, the author describes how the family’s nightmare unfolded. She said she and her husband “spent three chicken­pocked nights trying to dodge her hurtlings, trying to comfort and contain… Read More »

Hospital margins improve significantly in May, but are still below budget and 2019 levels

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital margins, volumes and revenue performance have all experienced a brutal couple of months. In May, there were signs of financial improvement — significant, in some cases — but margins are still below 2019 levels, and still below budget, according to the latest Kaufman Hall Flash Report.  The improved margins… Read More »

Electric Cars Still Better for the Planet Than Gas Vehicles

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 — Electric cars really are greener than gasoline ones, researchers report. Some have questioned whether electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions when the generation of the electricity to run them is taken into account. But a new study concluded that in most areas of the world, electric cars reduce carbon… Read More »