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Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 07:07 AM CDT

High School Football Player Debilitated by Concussion Gets $7.1M

High School Football Player Debilitated by Concussion Gets $7.1M

A former high school football player and his family will receive millions of dollars after a civil suit settlement with a San Diego County school district over accusations of improper steps by the coaching staff...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 08:25 PM CDT

CDC Investigating HIV Case Spike Among Mass. Opioid Users

CDC Investigating HIV Case Spike Among Mass. Opioid Users

Federal public health officials are joining Massachusetts health officials in investigating a large cluster of reported HIV cases in Lawrence and Lowell. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agreed to...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 01:00 PM CDT

Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Overdose Antidote

Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Overdose Antidote

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 10:10 AM CDT

Opioid Addiction Costs Employers $2.6B a Year for Care

Opioid Addiction Costs Employers $2.6B a Year for Care

A new report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004. More than half went to treat employees' children. The analysis released...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 07:29 AM CDT

Drug-Resistant 'Nightmare Bacteria' Pose Growing Threat: CDC

Drug-Resistant 'Nightmare Bacteria' Pose Growing Threat: CDC

"Nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are...

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 02:05 PM CDT

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall of Some Kratom Products

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall of Some Kratom Products

The Food and Drug Administration ordered the mandatory recall Tuesday of kratom products distributed by one company that may be contaminated with salmonella. The FDA said it’s the first time it has used its...

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 10:56 AM CDT

Midlife 'Wealth Shock' May Lead to Death, Study Suggests

Midlife 'Wealth Shock' May Lead to Death, Study Suggests

A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didn't....

Monday, Apr 2, 2018 at 02:05 PM CDT

Old, New Drugs Mix to Raise Death Tolls in Ohio

Old, New Drugs Mix to Raise Death Tolls in Ohio

New surges in use of methamphetamine and cocaine mixed with a powerful synthetic opioid are contributing to rising drug overdose death tolls in already hard-hit Ohio. As county coroners have begun releasing...

Monday, Apr 2, 2018 at 01:17 PM CDT

Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Cut Opioid Abuse: Study

Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Cut Opioid Abuse: Study

Making medical marijuana available might help reduce opioid prescriptions a little, researchers reported Monday. They found states that legalized the medical use of marijuana saw small reductions in opioid...

Monday, Apr 2, 2018 at 12:55 PM CDT

Why Parents and Doctors Are So Worried About Teens 'Juuling'

Why Parents and Doctors Are So Worried About Teens 'Juuling'

Juul is a sleek, discrete brand of e-cigarettes that's become a hit for teenagers and a concern for families, teachers and doctors, "Today" reported. Each Juul pod contains an equivalent amount of nicotine to a...

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