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Surge in fentanyl cases fuels opioid epidemic
According to the CDC, law enforcement submitted 426% more fentanyl to the DEA for testing between 2013 and 2014, while deaths from synthetic opioids increased by 79%.
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Surgeon general's warning on opioids
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News Image Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:43:23 GMT
Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets
The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country.
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News Image Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:34:07 GMT
Opioid dependence leads to 3,000% rise in medical services
In one of the first looks at privately insured patients with opioid problems, researchers paint a grim picture: Medical services for people with opioid dependence diagnoses skyrocketed more than 3,000 percent between 2007 and 2014.
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News Image Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:39:14 GMT
Meth seeps into Baltimore's streams
You shouldn't put illegal drugs in your body, and you shouldn't let neighborhood bodies of water ingest them, either. A new study suggests that aquatic life in Baltimore is being exposed to drugs, and it's having an impact.
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News Image Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:09:10 GMT
How should you talk to loved ones about their weight?
What are the magic words to use when a loved one's weight is rising dangerously high? Unfortunately, there are none.
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EpiPen cost soars, and it's not the only drug price hike
A new paper reveals that Americans are spending about 20% more on prescription drugs now compared to just a few years ago.
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News Image Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:38:20 GMT
Face transplant recipient opens up, a year later
One year after his historic surgery, face transplant recipient Patrick Hardison says "I have hope now, and I want to help those that are injured know that there is hope for them, too."
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News Image Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:45:20 GMT
WWII veteran surprised by Navy visit
Ernest Thompson, 98, would make regular visits to the USS Iowa, but can't anymore due to poor health. So the Navy came to him.
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News Image Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:48:15 GMT
HIV in Ukraine: Faces of a hidden epidemic
Ukraine has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in Europe, according to the United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS.
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News Image Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:34:33 GMT
Happiness doesn't last, and here's why that's OK
Efforts to improve happiness could be a futile attempt to swim against the tide, as we may actually be programmed to be dissatisfied most of the time.
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News Image Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:05:07 GMT
Maternal deaths fall across globe but rise in US, doubling in Texas
The good news is that maternal mortality rates are declining worldwide. The bad news? The situation for women in the United States is a glaring exception. And in Texas, where clinics serving women have shuttered and their health interests have been battled all the way up to the US Supreme Court, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths more than doubled over the course of two years.
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News Image Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:56:28 GMT
Study: These are the peak times for divorce
There's long been evidence that there are certain times of year that are popular for divorce. But passive aggressive Facebook drama isn't exactly quantifiable data, so a new study from the University of Wisconsin has provided some actual numbers to support the trend.
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News Image Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:35:02 GMT
Virus hunters search bat caves for deadly diseases
Virus hunters explore the depths of the earth looking for deadly pathogens with the potential to ransfer from animals to humans and cause outbreaks in the population.
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News Image Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:59:19 GMT
Doh! Man cuts neighbor's tree, then it crashes into his apartment
A Pennsylvania man got hit with some serious karma when he cut down a neighbor's tree.
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