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CDC Study: Herbal Supplements Kratom is associated with more deaths in the US than previously thought

NEW YORK (AP) – US health officials say overdose deaths with the herbal supplement kratom are more common than previously reported. A government report released Thursday said kratom was a cause for 91 overdose deaths in 27 states. Officials said they knew 44 nationally. Most of the deceased had also taken heroin, fentanyl or other drugs. Kratom, however, was the …

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On Saturday, the pollen ranks # 5 in the history of Atlanta – Story

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) – Allergy sufferers in Atlanta get ready because the city is experiencing another big pollen day. The pollen count on Saturday passed with 6,500 the highest and the fifth highest number in the year The recorded history of the city. According to the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Center, Saturday's count reached 6575 particles per cubic meter …

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Go to the doctor before you run a marathon

In July 1984, famous author and runner Jim Fixx died during a run on a heart attack. One lesson from his death: Just because you walk does not mean that you're safe from heart problems. 35 years later, director of Boston Marathon, Dave McGillivray, repeats this news. "Being fit and healthy is not the same," he says. McGillivray, a lifelong …

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Man, 23, came to a children's hospital weighing just 30 pounds

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KFOR / CNN) – A 23-year-old man with a rare disease is fighting for his life after being admitted to the Oklahoma University Children's Hospital, weighing just 30 pounds. An investigation was introduced to the caretaker of a 23-year-old disabled man who arrived at the hospital 30 kilograms. (Source: KFOR / CNN) Now the police is investigating …

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Heroin use in New York is higher than the national average

New York drug testing is cleaner than the rest of the country – except when it comes to deadly opiates. Positive heroin test rates were higher in the state of New York last year than in the US, according to new data from lab testing company Quest Diagnostics. The metabolite, which indicates recent heroin use – 6-acetylmorphine – was included …

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How to prevent coconut oil can help prevent Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease in adults is the most common cause of dementia. Older adults with a history of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes are at at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. Causes of Alzheimer's Disease A healthy lifestyle – a nutritious diet and regular physical activity – that helps in There is extensive research conducted by British …

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Bring on a smile that is associated with heavy drinking: learning

Employees who work in the public eye and force themselves to smile for customers or hide feelings of harassment may, according to a recent study, be prone to heavy drinking after hours. Researchers from Penn State and the University of Buffalo studied the drinking habits of employees who work in public. The occupations studied include nurses, teachers or employees in …

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Petting zooms can be full of superbugs

Image: Jason Kempin (Getty Images) The lovable tame goats and other animals that you like to touch at your local petting zoo may not be so harmless after a few early searches this weekend. It is believed that many animals in the petting zoo harbor and potentially propagate dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including two strains of Escherichia coli that cause food-borne …

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