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Number of US Overdose Deaths Appears to be Falling

Number of US Overdose Deaths Appears to be Falling

By Mike Stobbe | Jul 18
U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest.

Study Finds That Americans Only Get 10 Perfect Nights of Sleep Per Month

Study Finds That Americans Only Get 10 Perfect Nights of Sleep Per Month

Jul 18
The average American only gets 10 nights of perfect sleep in a month, according to new research.

Federal Data Shows Opioid Shipments Ballooned as Crisis Grew

Federal Data Shows Opioid Shipments Ballooned as Crisis Grew

By Mark Gillispie | Jul 17
Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012.

Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

By April Dembosky, KQED | Jul 17
Researchers who have tracked drug use for decades believe the new meth crisis got a kick-start from the opioid epidemic.

Germany Introducing Mandatory Measles Vaccination for Kids

Germany Introducing Mandatory Measles Vaccination for Kids

Jul 17
The German government is proposing a measure to make measles vaccinations mandatory for children and employees of kindergartens and schools.

Trump Abortion Rule Seen as Blow Against Planned Parenthood

Trump Abortion Rule Seen as Blow Against Planned Parenthood

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 16
Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration says.

Vegan is the New Vegetarian: Why Supermarkets Need to Go 'Plant-Based'

Vegan is the New Vegetarian: Why Supermarkets Need to Go 'Plant-Based'

Jul 16
With major news outlets such as The Economist and Forbes declaring 2019 the "year of the vegan", the trend promises to continue.

Congo Tracing Contacts of First Ebola Case in Eastern City

Congo Tracing Contacts of First Ebola Case in Eastern City

By Krista Larson | Jul 15
After feeling sick for several days the pastor boarded a bus traveling to eastern Congo's largest city. Only upon arrival at his destination did anyone suspect he had the highly deadly and infectious Ebola virus.

Biden Cancer Nonprofit Suspends Operations Indefinitely

Biden Cancer Nonprofit Suspends Operations Indefinitely

By Stephen Braun | Jul 15
A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations, it announced Monday.

What Does the Dust in Your Home Mean for Your Health?

What Does the Dust in Your Home Mean for Your Health?

Jul 14
You vacuum it, sweep it and wipe it off your furniture. But do you know what it actually is — and how it may affect your health?

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