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Greatest rise in heroin use was among white people, study says
The numbers are startling -- in 2015, 52,404 people died from drug overdoses according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixty-three percent of those deaths involved an opioid.
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Christie will advise Trump panel on opioid addiction
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will take on an advisory role to help figure out ways the Trump administration can fight the opioid epidemic.
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News Image Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:03:40 GMT
Prescriptions may hold clues to who gets hooked on opioids, study says
The duration of a prescription may give clues into how long a person ends up using a narcotic painkiller, a new study finds.
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Grieving father: 'I don't play Trump songs anymore'
Last year, Kraig Moss sold the equipment for his construction business in upstate New York and stopped making mortgage payments so he could follow Donald Trump on the campaign trail.
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In Pennsylvania, troubles lead some to drugs, others to Trump
Luzerne County is nestled in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.
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How much exercise do I really need?
Between work commitments, family responsibilities, and the stress of everyday life, we have legitimate reasons to fall short of our fitness goals. That's why, for many, the pre-goal should be maximizing the efficiency of your workout regimen.
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The life-saving treatment being thrown in the trash
In early August 2015, Chris Lihosit fell ill with an exhausting, dehydrating and pyjama-soaking fever that mysteriously disappeared two days later. During a check-up, on his 43rd birthday, his doctor named summertime flu the most likely culprit.
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News Image Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:08:14 GMT
Using stem cells to create an endless supply of blood
For decades, scientists have sought to create red blood cells in the lab -- a "holy grail" that some hoped could ease regional shortages in the blood supply.
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News Image Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:39:12 GMT
Schools across the US are teaching kids to fight fake news
Just because kids today are web savvy doesn't necessarily mean they're media savvy. And in this age of "fake news," that's a real concern. So, schools are teaching them how to fight back.
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Lessons from meditating with the Dalai Lama
For the past two months, I have been a changed man. It is hard to fully describe, except to say my mood is mostly sunny and more patient than usual.
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Playing Tetris can reduce onset of PTSD after trauma, study shows
Playing Tetris within hours of a trauma, such as a car accident, can block the occurrence of intrusive memories and prevent PTSD.
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Kidney injury is a short-term risk after running a marathon, study says
The physical stress of marathon running may be associated with short-term kidney injury, a new study finds. Experts offer tips for safely running a marathon.
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News Image Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:31:38 GMT
Lupus: What you need to know
An invisible disease with debilitating symptoms, lupus is more common than you might think. Learn about the causes, triggers and treatments for this devastating disease.
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News Image Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:54:36 GMT
Gene changes linked to greater risk of brain, ovarian cancer
Genetic changes and variants linked to the development of brain and ovarian cancers have been discovered in two new studies. This significant development offers researchers the chance to understand more about how these cancers develop and how they may one day be treated, or even prevented.
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News Image Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:49:01 GMT
Genetic forms of obesity are rare yet numerous
While scientists have been aware of about two dozen genetic conditions that can cause obesity, a new study published Monday in the journal Obesity Reviews finds there are many more.
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