Sep 11, 2017

09/11/2017: Combating the opioid epidemic

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(U.S Edition) In the aftermath of the Equifax security breach revelation, experts have suggested freezing your credit or setting up fraud alerts to protect your information. We'll take a look at what exactly these precautions entail. Afterwards, we'll discuss new measures from China that would make it tougher for speculators to bet against the drop in the yuan. Then, we'll step into the operating room to examine how anesthesia providers are looking to non-opioid alternatives.

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Anesthesia providers turn to opioid alternatives during surgery

Sep 11, 2017
Easing opioids out of the operating room is one tactic for fighting the opioid abuse epidemic.
An anesthesiologist looks at equipment.
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Mosquitoes drawn by lingering hurricane waters could boost West Nile cases

Sep 11, 2017
After a hurricane, mosquitoes, drawn to standing water, can be a big problem. The accelerated spread of Zika isn’t likely, but cases of West Nile could spike. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.  Stories You Might Like 09/08/2017: A gas shortage as Hurricane Irma approaches 09/26/2017: The Jordan brand falls behind […]

House plans vote as deadline looms for FAA reauthorization

Sep 11, 2017
One of the looming deadlines for Congress this month is re-authorizing funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. A House vote on that is scheduled this week. Competing funding bills in the House and Senate address things like commercial drones, navigation technology, and air traffic control systems.  Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

(U.S Edition) In the aftermath of the Equifax security breach revelation, experts have suggested freezing your credit or setting up fraud alerts to protect your information. We’ll take a look at what exactly these precautions entail. Afterwards, we’ll discuss new measures from China that would make it tougher for speculators to bet against the drop in the yuan. Then, we’ll step into the operating room to examine how anesthesia providers are looking to non-opioid alternatives.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC