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Opioid Death Rate Declined In Mass. In 2017 — Except For Blacks - WBUR


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Opioid Death Rate Declined In Mass. In 2017 — Except For Blacks
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The recent decline in opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts appears to have continued into this year. Preliminary numbers out Tuesday from the state Department of Public Health (DPH) show 5 percent fewer deaths in the first three months of 2018, ...
Massachusetts opioid-related deaths continue to declineMassLive.com
Opioid overdose deaths continue to decline in Mass., but chiefly among whitesThe Boston Globe
New numbers shed more light on prevalence of opioid overdose deathswwlp.com
Boston Herald -U.S. News & World Report -SouthCoastToday.com
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New Studies Confirm A Surge In Coal Miners' Disease - NPR


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New Studies Confirm A Surge In Coal Miners' Disease
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More coal miners in central Appalachia have suffered the advanced stages of the deadly disease black lung than previous government research has found, and more miners working in the region today have earlier stages of the disease. Those are two of the ...
Deadly Black Lung Disease Resurgent Among Coal MinersMedPage Today
Worst form of black lung disease appears resurgent among coal minersEurekAlert (press release)
Deadly form of black lung disease hits more American miners than ever - as Trump fights to boost coal outputThe Independent

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Scientists debunked a long-held American superfood myth - Quartz


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Scientists debunked a long-held American superfood myth
Quartz
Sweet potatoes have occupied a spot at Thanksgiving dinner tables in the US for more than a century, largely because American history books often cite the root vegetable as one of the country's native plants. But there's a good chance the story ...
Sweet Potato Is Native To India Not America, Says New ResearchNDTV

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Scientists debunked a long-held American superfood myth - Quartz


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Scientists debunked a long-held American superfood myth
Quartz
Sweet potatoes have occupied a spot at Thanksgiving dinner tables in the US for more than a century, largely because American history books often cite the root vegetable as one of the country's native plants. But there's a good chance the story ...

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Most Preclinical AD Doesn't Progress to Dementia - MedPage Today


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Most Preclinical AD Doesn't Progress to Dementia
MedPage Today
Most people with preclinical Alzheimer's disease will not develop Alzheimer's dementia during their lifetimes, according to a mathematical analysis based on several large cohort longitudinal studies. Based on a multistate model for the Alzheimer's ...
Study predicts most people with earliest Alzheimer's signs won't develop dementia from the diseaseScienceBlog.com (blog)
Dementia symptoms: Why you should never ignore fidgeting and pacingExpress.co.uk
Scientists reveal model that estimates lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer's dementiaDrug Target Review

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Man who peddled diseased body parts gets 9 years - Chicago Tribune


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Man who peddled diseased body parts gets 9 years
Chicago Tribune
A Detroit-area man who brokered cadavers and body parts for medical training has been sentenced to nine years in prison for failing to disclose that they had been infected with hepatitis or HIV. Arthur Rathburn showed no remorse Tuesday during rambling ...
Seller of tainted body parts sentenced to 9 yearsThe Detroit News
Cadaver dealer gets 9 years for selling diseased body partsFox 2 Detroit

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Our national romaine lettuce crisis is over, says the CDC. Here's how to celebrate. - Washington Post


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Our national romaine lettuce crisis is over, says the CDC. Here's how to celebrate.
Washington Post
Here's the good news: The CDC has announced that romaine lettuce is officially safe to eat again. Here's the bad news: All of your excuses for choosing a burger instead of a salad at lunchtime have officially expired. The chopped-salad crisis is over ...
Hey, Salad Lovers: It's OK To Eat Romaine Lettuce AgainOPB News

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Superstition stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care - Yahoo News


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Superstition stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care
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Health workers fighting Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo have run into an invisible but powerful hurdle -- a belief system that deems the disease to be a curse or the result of evil spirits. Some people are refusing medical care and turn ...
US and global community has to keep the Ebola outbreak from spreading — don't cut fundsThe Hill
Congo Announces 6 New Confirmed Cases of Ebola VirusU.S. News & World Report
Merck's experimental and unlicensed Ebola vaccine is being used in latest outbreakMarketWatch
Voice of America -Newsweek -Devex -Crux: Covering all things Catholic
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Baby diagnosed with 'mermaid syndrome' dies minutes after birth - Fox News


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Baby diagnosed with 'mermaid syndrome' dies minutes after birth
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The parents of a baby who died minutes after being born with a rare condition, in which the legs are either partially or completely fused together, have donated their child's body to research. The baby, who reportedly could not be assigned a gender due ...

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Robots are able to grow human organs for the first time thanks to UW researchers - Fox News


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Robots are able to grow human organs for the first time thanks to UW researchers
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Luminaries such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates and the late Stephen Hawking have warned about the potential negative impact robots will play on society. But thanks to researchers from the University of Washington, robots are being used to produce human ...
Robots Growing Organs From Stem Cells: The New 'Secret Weapon' Against DiseaseTech Times

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FDA issues warning letters to companies selling kratom products - Reuters


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FDA issues warning letters to companies selling kratom products
Reuters
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it issued warning letters to three companies that illegally marketed and distributed products containing the substance, kratom, which they claimed treat opioid addiction and withdrawal.
FDA expands crackdown on herbal supplement KratomWashington Examiner
FDA Continues Crackdown on Kratom VendorsPain News Network

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I was cured of what would have been a death sentence - Yahoo News


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I was cured of what would have been a death sentence
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Dan Palmer, a professional musician, was playing at a charity event back in 2003, when he decided to do a good deed: donate blood at the event's mobile clinic. That decision would end up changing — and possibly saving — his life. “So I donated blood ...
Most severe alcoholic hepatitis transplant patients achieve 1-year survivalHealio
Study: Medical centers more willing to perform lung transplants for severe alcoholic hepatitis patientsNews-Medical.net

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Giant invasive flatworms found in France and overseas French territories - Phys.Org


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Giant invasive flatworms found in France and overseas French territories
Phys.Org
One of the consequences of globalization is the introduction of invasive species. Giant hammerhead flatworms, or land planarians, up to 40 cm (over 1 foot) in length, are reported from France and overseas French territories by an international team led ...
Giant Flatworms Invade France, Science Finally NoticesHaaretz

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Discovery Of Ancient Human Bones In Denmark Suggests A 'Barbarian-on-barbarian' War Took Place In Northern Europe - Tech Times


Tech Times

Discovery Of Ancient Human Bones In Denmark Suggests A 'Barbarian-on-barbarian' War Took Place In Northern Europe
Tech Times
Analysis of ancient human bones found in Denmark reveals that a large-scale battle among barbarian populations happened in northern Europe in the first century A.D.. The discovery also disclosed an after-battle ritual that involved the victorious ...

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10 Dead From Nipah Virus In Southern India - NPR


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10 Dead From Nipah Virus In Southern India
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At least 10 deaths in the southern Indian state of Kerala are being blamed on an outbreak of the Nipah virus – a disease thought to be transmitted by bats and other animals. Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shylaja told reporters Tuesday that two other ...
Dying Indian nurse: “Take care of our children”Washington Post
Rare brain-damaging virus kills 10 in India, prompts rush to hospitalsReuters
Nipah situation under control: India health ministerOutbreak News Today
The Independent -Daily Mail -Telegraph.co.uk -Times of India
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Giant Flatworms Invade France, Science Finally Notices - Haaretz


Giant Flatworms Invade France, Science Finally Notices
Haaretz
There are invasive species and there are invasive species. France finds itself the reluctant host of giant flatworms that can reach the length of your arm. In an article wonderfully titled "Giant worms chez moi!" Jean-Lou Justine of the National ...

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Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths - The Guardian


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Rudy Giuliani won deal for OxyContin maker to continue sales of drug behind opioid deaths
The Guardian
The US government secured a criminal conviction against Purdue Pharma in the mid-2000s but failed to curb sales of the drug after Giuliani reached a deal to avoid a bar on Purdue doing business. Chris McGreal in Washington. Tue 22 May 2018 06.56 EDT ...
BC Considers Suing Opioid ManufacturersTheTyee.ca

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How Harmful — Or Helpful — Are E-Cigarettes, Anyway? - FiveThirtyEight


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How Harmful — Or Helpful — Are E-Cigarettes, Anyway?
FiveThirtyEight
Wanna vape? E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, and they're prompting all sorts of public health questions. A lot of the concern revolves around kids and teens, especially since nicotine may have long-term consequences for their still-developing ...
Vaping Killed. Vapers Don't Care.Daily Beast
Vaping's dangers still unclearWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary Care - NPR


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Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary Care
NPR
If you have a genetic mutation that increases your risk for a treatable medical condition, would you want to know? For many people the answer is yes. But typically such information has not been a part of routine primary care. For patients at Geisinger ...
DNA Screening Being Offered as Part of Primary CareNewsmax

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