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National drug overdose deaths soar past 47,000 in 2014

Getty Images The amount of deaths reached records highs in 2014. NEW YORK — Drug overdose deaths surged in 14 states last year, pushing the nation to a record count, according to a government report released Friday. Rates went up ...

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200 women join lawsuit against WEN hair care products

Hair today, gone tomorrow. More than 200 women in 40 states have joined a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the hair care line WEN, claiming that the products can cause severe hair damage — including bald spots and rashes, ...

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Sleep apnea: millions have symptoms

Dr. Fred Lin, director of the sleep surgery program at Mount Sinai, says snoring can be a red flag. The Specialist: As the director of the sleep surgery program at Mount Sinai, Dr. Fred Lin treats patients who have complicated ...

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Chipotle founder swears restaurants will be safer soon

NBC Chipotle founder Steve Ells apologized for the restaurant’s illness outbreaks on “Today.” The founder of Chipotle, doing damage control after the fast food restaurant has sickened hundreds of diners nationwide, swore Thursday the chain will soon become as “the ...

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Friend arranges surgery to end N.J. man’s decades of pain

Susan Watts/New York Daily News Arthur Shaw (center) recovers from hip surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital Friday after his friend Stephen Thuilot  (left) secretly applied for Operation Walk USA, which funds orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Matthew Hepinstall (right) noted that it ...

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Children of obese men may inherit obesity, study shows

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images More than 79 million adults are obese in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Blame your dad for being fat. Obese men carry sperm with modified genes that can be passed on ...

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Did 'Wi-Fi allergy' cause Brit teen's suicide?

Newsteam/SWNS.com Jenny Fry, 15, killed herself after developing electro-hypersensitivity from Wi-Fi, according to her parents. She hanged herself in June complaining of exhaustion, headaches and bladder problems that stemmed from the wireless signals at her school. A British mother says ...

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America leads world in prescription painkiller, heroin abuse

recoverybrands.com Drug treatment research and marketing firm Recovery Brands created a map measuring rates of drug treatment cases all over the world using UN numbers. Drug abuse in the U.S. has placed the nation at or near the top of ...

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Daily Checkup: Down syndrom

Handout Dr. Reymundo Lozano specializes in helping children and adults who are living with intellectual disabilities. The Specialist: Dr. Reymundo Lozano specializes in helping children and adults who are living with intellectual disabilities. He’s an assistant professor of pediatrics, genetics ...

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Georgia woman completes test while going into labor

Facebook Tommitrise Collins takes her college psychology course test while in labor in a picture taken by her sister at a hospital in Macon, Ga., Thursday. She later gave birth to a healthy baby girl, she told a local TV ...

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