Physically demanding jobs may shorten men’s lives

(Reuters Health) – Despite much evidence that getting lots of physical activity bodes well for long-term health, when it’s physical labor on the job, the opposite might be true.

Healthcare price transparency in U.S. not improved in recent years

(Reuters Health) – Although government measures and healthcare industry initiatives have tried to make prices more accessible to U.S. patients recently, researchers say there has been little improvement.

Kia Gott: Quadruple amputee girl is welcomed home

A one-year-old girl who had her limbs amputated after contracting meningitis C has been allowed home.

Spine surgery may not be needed to ease back pain from osteoporosis

(Reuters Health) – Patients with acute pain from osteoporosis damage to the spine don’t experience any more relief from surgery to inject cement into cracked or broken vertebrae than they would with a sham procedure, a recent trial in The Netherlands suggests.

Utah sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma after settlement talks stall

(Reuters) – Utah’s attorney general on Thursday sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP to hold it responsible for its role in the opioid epidemic after he said talks to reach a settlement between various states and the drugmaker stopped being productive.

Medical News Today: What to know about a Schatzki ring

A Schatzki ring is a band of tissue that can develop at the lower end of the food pipe. It makes the pipe narrower, which may lead to difficulty swallowing. A Schatzki ring is noncancerous, but certain procedures can help if a ring is causing problems. Here, learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and more.

‘I can’t walk uphill’: Man’s two-year wait for new hip

Meuris Willams from Llanrwst is in pain and wonders how much longer the wait will be.

DACA program tied to health of U.S.-citizen kids

(Reuters Health) – The U.S. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, has spillover benefits for the health of the young children of DACA-eligible mothers, a recent study suggests.

Medical News Today: How much fiber should I eat per day?

Most Americans eat less fiber than the USDA daily recommendations suggest. This article looks at the guidelines for fiber intake in men, women, and children. We also talk about how fiber can help with weight loss, and discuss how much fiber is too much. Learn about good sources of dietary fiber and a handy meal plan.

Medical News Today: What to expect with bladder removal surgery

Bladder removal surgery or cystectomy is a procedure to remove the urinary bladder. It is commonly used to treat bladder cancer or other pelvic tumors. A person should go into surgery knowing what to expect, during and after the procedure, including recovery times, outlook, and the effect on quality of life afterward.