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  1. How much does BMI really matter?Read the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | WOI

    ... still includes it as a measure in its recommendations. It's not only doctors who use it. As the childhood obesity epidemic grew, more than a dozen states started to require schools to chart students' BMIs, with some even recording the measurement on ...

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  2. The Opioid Crisis Is Hitting Some States Especially HardRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | How Stuff Works

    Primarily by way of prescription pads, opioids have quietly snuck in and escalated into a nationwide crisis, ramping up drug overdose deaths to the point that they are now likened to losing a Vietnam War every year, or, according to the members appointed by President Donald Trump in March to investigate the crisis, a death toll equaling September 11 every three weeks. Few, if any, areas in the U.S. remain untouched by this epidemic, but it has hit certain parts of the country with exceptional vigor , including the Northeast , and the "Rust Belt," .

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  3. Editorial: Lack of concern on HIV/Aids spreadRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | Sun-Star

    ... Compare that with the time when our knowledge of HIV/Aids was new so that every affliction conjured worries of an epidemic, as a cure for the disease had still to be found. The sad fact is that there is still no cure for HIV/Aids although the spread ...

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  4. US Teen Drug Overdose Deaths Inch up after Years of DeclineRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | News Max

    The drop in teen deaths had been a rare bright spot in the opioid epidemic that has seen adult overdose deaths surge year after year - fueled by abuse of prescription painkillers, heroin and newer drugs like fentanyl. "This is a warning sign that we need to keep paying attention to what's happening with young people," said Katherine Keyes, a Columbia University expert on drug abuse issues who wasn't part of the study.

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  5. Overdose deaths among teens climb after years of declineRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

    ... of her own daughter and of Maddock's son. The drop in teen deaths had been a rare bright spot in the opioid epidemic that has seen adult overdose deaths surge year after year - fueled by abuse of prescription painkillers, heroin and newer drugs like ...

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  6. Report: Pace of Airstrikes, Clashes in Yemen Sharply Higher in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | Voice of America

    ... port, as well as hospitals, schools and roads, pushing the country to the verge of famine and causing a cholera epidemic that has killed some 2,000 people since April. The number of displaced people stands at two million, while 946,000 people are ...

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  7. Little Hope for More Sierra Leone Survivors as Funerals Commence an hour agoRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | Bloomberg

    ... catastrophe," Diallo said. "Our volunteers are working with the morgues to bury the bodies of the victims." Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa. As one of the countries that was hit hardest by the disease, its economy ...

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  8. a Therea s no power on Earth that can stop thisaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    We know that Monday's total solar eclipse will not be caused by a bear biting the sun, a dragon swallowing it or an X-rated get-together between heavenly bodies. It's a gentler, more festive kind of frenzy now - no panic, no human sacrifice, no flaming arrows.

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  9. Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. TeensRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | HON

    ... for Disease Control and Prevention. But the disturbing numbers may not simply be a case of the well-publicized epidemic of opioid painkiller abuse spreading to another age group. "These trends fit into the overall picture: Overdose of opioid pills ...

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  10. Teen drug overdose deaths in U.S. creep up after years of declineRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBC News

    The drop in teen deaths had been a rare bright spot in the opioid epidemic that has seen adult overdose deaths surge year after year - fuelled by abuse of prescription painkillers, heroin and newer drugs like fentanyl. "This is a warning sign that we need to keep paying attention to what's happening with young people," said Katherine Keyes, a Columbia University expert on drug abuse issues who wasn't part of the study.

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  11. Corix Biosciences, Inc. (OTCQB: CXBS) - GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GWPH) Should Acquire ThisRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Minyanville

    ... Corix Biosciences, Inc. (OTCQB: CXBS), as the first major player for applications for cancer, the opioid epidemic, and other illnesses and diseases, will patent cannabis and hemp strains for FDA approval that have direct connections to specific ...

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  12. Starting opioid addiction treatment in the ED is cost-effectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... M.D. "All insurance payers and healthcare systems should be interested in these results." "We know that the opioid epidemic has devastating consequences for individuals, yet many people are not in treatment ," said Busch. "This is one high-value, ...

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  13. Yale: Opioid addiction treatment in ED is cost-effectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Greenwich Citizen

    As the opioid epidemic deepens, Yale researchers say starting treatment with medication is the most cost-effective way to treat patients in hospital emergency departments. People with opioid addiction often seek treatment in EDs for overdoses and other ailments.

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  14. Thousands of overdose deaths linked to shocking increase of fentanyl in drug supplyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... deeper addiction and has become one of the most prominent killers linked to the nation's drug crisis. "It's a new epidemic," said Gutierrez, 42, who shoots up on the sidewalks here in Kensington by day and ducks into abandoned buildings to sleep at ...

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  15. Ubiquitous Sexual Health Epidemic Solution Created by Pure Biomed, LLCRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | OnlinePRNews

    Online PR News 16-August-2017 Las Vegas, NV Especially for sexually active teens and adults, these incredible statistics should be scary: *Hundreds of millions of adults in the US are carriers of STD viruses exhibit no symptoms, yet can transfer a STD by mere 'skin to skin' contact. While every major pharmaceutical company has worked on STD vaccines, none have been successful.

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  16. Fake painkillers laced with a legal drug 50 times stronger than...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    In recent months while screening samples of heroin they had acquired on the street, British police discovered a drug whose appearance they had been dreading - fentanyl , the dangerously strong painkiller that killed Prince and gained a foothold as part of the American opioid epidemic. Since late 2016, fentanyl has been implicated in at least 60 drug-related deaths in the United Kingdom, according to a report from the National Crime Agency.

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  17. What's the Drug of Choice for Portland's Homeless?Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Willamette Week

    ... there was no place to sleep, you'd walk around all night to keep warm," Nelson recalls. "Heroin is a fucking bad epidemic, but out there on the trail, [it] was meth." Much of Oregon's recent policy conversation about drug abuse has focused on opioid ...

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  18. Opioids Largely to Blame as Teen Overdose Death Rate DoublesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    Teenagers made up 1.4 percent of the population of drug overdose deaths in 2015, more than half of those deaths were from opioids. After a steady decline in the rate of teen drug overdose deaths, the opioid epidemic is to blame for an indelible reverse course, new figures from the CDC show, with teenagers now overdosing at a rate that's more than doubled since 1999.

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  19. Portraits show lives lost in NH drug crisis Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

    At the New Hampshire State Library's latest art exhibit, the bright smiles and bold colors of the canvases belied the broken hearts of those who attended its opening reception. More than 80 paintings are on display this month featuring the faces of the state's opioid epidemic.

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  20. Teen drug overdose death rate climbed 19% in one yearRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

    ... Trump, who recently declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, has said that one of the keys to combating the epidemic is reaching out to younger people. "The best way to prevent drug addiction and overdose is to prevent people from abusing ...

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