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US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says

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This article was originally published by CNN. The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study. The research, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, says that there were an estimated 63,632 drug overdose deaths in 2016 in the US. “The […]

Study: E-cigarettes may damage the heart

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This article was originally published by www.heart.org. New research shows that electronic cigarettes contain chemicals that cause heart damage, adding to the growing list of concerns about their safety. The study, which will be presented next Monday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting in Chicago, investigated the effect that e-cigarettes have on the […]

Teaching Type 1 Diabetes this November

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This article was originally published on JDRF. For anyone living with or caring for someone with type 1 diabetes (T1D), educating is something you do throughout the year because there are so many misconceptions about this disease. National Diabetes Awareness Month in November is a special time to raise awareness because it gives the T1D […]

63 more cases of salmonella linked to recalled raw beef

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This article was originally published by CNN. (CNN) Sixty-three additional cases of salmonella have been identified in an ongoing, multistate outbreak linked to raw beef products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. This brings the total number of people who have fallen ill to 120 in 22 states since August. Hawaii, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, […]

Fourth case of West Nile virus found in Palm Beach County

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This article was originally published by the Palm Beach Post. The latest case was recorded in the Delray Beach area. Health officials have detected a fourth case of West Nile virus in Palm Beach County since September. The virus was detected most recently in sentinel chickens in Delray Beach, Tim O’Connor, spokesman for the Florida Department of […]

Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food

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This article was originally published by CNN Health. (CNN) There’s no magic pill that will cure you of your cravings. But there is something that may help the effort, and it’s all-natural. Research has shown that simply spicing up your diet may help you consume less salt and possibly less sugar, while potentially improving your health […]

 
 
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