Today’s Top Health News: August 30, 2013

Written by Heather Kathryn Ross on August 30, 2013

Poverty Drains Brain Power Needed to Navigate Life

People with limited means who are asked to consider an expensive car repair bill perform worse on mental IQ tests than their better off peers. Read the full story on Healthline.

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NFL Will Pay More Than $750 Million to Settle Player Lawsuits

The National Football League will pay three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle a suit brought by former players alleging that the league concealed information about the health risks of concussions and other head trauma. Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Ohio Victim Says Hospital Wasted Her Brother’s Kidney

Doctors at the University of Toledo Medical Center removed Paul Fudacz’s kidney, intending to implant it in his sister Sarah. But a nurse accidentally threw the kidney in the trash, and the Fudacz family is taking the hospital to court. Read the full story at ABC News.

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