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CDC: Opioid Overdoses Jump 30 Percent in One Year: Shots

In emergency departments there is an increase in the overdose of opioids. Timely treatment with naloxone can reverse the effects of opioids. Spencer Platt / Getty Images Hide Caption Caption Spencer Platt / Getty Images There is an increase in the overdose of opioids in emergency rooms. Timely treatment with naloxone can reverse the effects of opioids. Spencer Platt / …

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Paso Robles Horse Show canceled due to Equine Herpes Virus

PASO ROBLES, Calif. – The Coyote Rock Ranch Round Up Horse Show, which was scheduled for 6 to 6 March 11 in the Paso Robles Event Center has been canceled due to reports of isolated cases of one or two horses in the western United States that have tested positive for equine herpes virus. The Paso Robles Event Center stated …

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Contaminated cannabis oil, warn NC health authorities

Health care officials issued a warning notice on Tuesday to residents of a "possibly contaminated cannabidiol oil," which has caused a recent increase in hospital visits. Along with taking it as an oil, a similar product was found in electronic cigarettes and vapor springs, officials from the NC Department of Health and Human Services said in a press release. State …

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Colonoscopy is the best screening for colorectal cancer

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the US in both men and women By Drs. Mrunal Patel and Govind Patel, Midland Health Published 6:13 PM, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the US in both men and women. Every year, nearly 137,000 people in the US …

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Vaccines do not overload baby's immune system, study finds

Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that are important were delivered on weekday mornings. SUBSCRIPTION Some parents may be afraid that infants and toddlers may be getting too many vaccines at once, but a new study may help address such concerns. It turned out that children who received more vaccines did not get more common unrelated …

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Nigeria Lassa fever: 78 dead, 353 infected

Important Events Eighteen states are affected by an "unprecedented outbreak" More than 3,000 people who may be at risk are being monitored Another 766 people are suspected of being infected, and 3,126 have already been contacted to be identified and monitored. Lassa fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic disease, is endemic in most West Africa, especially Nigeria, where it was discovered …

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Second baby over uterine transplant born in Dallas Hospital – History

Baylor Medical Center in Dallas is making history with the birth of the second baby in the US, born to a mother with a transplanted uterus. The clinical study offers hope and inspiration. Doctors say they work with other top hospitals across the country to make uterine transplant programs accessible to more couples. The strong cry of a baby is …

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Is it quarantines, bleach or hand wash? : Goats and soda: NPR

OK, maybe you're one of those who do not wash their hands after they go to the bathroom because their dad never did that and he never got sick. Or you think a three-second hand exfoliation is more than enough. Or you spray on a hand sanitizer and find that you have done your duty. I have news for you. …

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The cells that eat your tattoos regurgitate and eat

The science behind your ornate anchor, sparrow, or world map of places you've traveled has never been completely crushed. For years researchers have suggested that tattoos are created by permanently staining the fibroblasts, the cells that synthesize collagen, beneath the surface of the skin. Then, under the microscope, scientists saw tattoo biopsies and saw macrophages that were loaded with ink …

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Denver residents are diagnosed with rare hantavirus

DENVER – A rare and potentially deadly virus, first recognized just over two decades ago, has recently appeared in Denver. Denver health officials announced on Tuesday that a resident of the city was recently diagnosed with Hantavirus. It's the second case of Denver virus since tracking began in 1993, a press release said. The respiratory disease is transmitted by infected …

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