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    • 31 OCT 17
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    Assaults go up when daylight saving time ends, study finds

    On Nov. 5, Americans will get an extra hour of sleep as daylight saving time comes to an end in 2017. While more sleep sounds good to most people, a new study is saying that more assaults are committed once the clocks fall back. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say the number of assaults

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    • 31 OCT 17
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    Tips to avoid binge eating on Halloween

    Halloween can be a scary time of year for people with eating disorders or who struggle with healthy eating habits. With piles of candy and other sweets everywhere from school to the office to front-and-center displays in grocery and drug stores, temptation is all around. Add to that the loads of candy kids bring home from

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    • 30 OCT 17
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    Acetaminophen during pregnancy tied to ADHD risk in kids

    Acetaminophen is considered the go-to pain medication during pregnancy. But a new study adds to evidence linking the drug to an increased risk of behavioral issues in kids. Researchers in Norway found that among nearly 113,000 children, those whose mothers used acetaminophen during pregnancy were slightly more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity

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    • 30 OCT 17
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    Michael J. Fox’s fight against Parkinson’s

    October 29, 2017, 9:57 AM| Actor Michael J. Fox is known to millions for the “Back to the Future” films and the TV series “Family Ties” and “Spin City.” But for the past two decades it’s been his battle with Parkinson’s disease, and his search for a cure, that may have generated the most attention.

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    • 29 OCT 17
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    Michael J. Fox’s fight against Parkinson’s

    October 29, 2017, 9:57 AM| Actor Michael J. Fox is known to millions for the “Back to the Future” films and the TV series “Family Ties” and “Spin City.” But for the past two decades it’s been his battle with Parkinson’s disease, and his search for a cure, that may have generated the most attention.

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    • 28 OCT 17
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    Morning Rounds: Unpaid caregivers, forecasting flu strains

    October 28, 2017, 7:46 AM| CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss a new poll of unpaid caregivers, a recent study about the most common types of irregular heartbeat, and a new forecasting model that might help predict which strains of the flu will threaten us. Source Article from

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    • 28 OCT 17
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    This drug is driving rapid rise in overdose deaths

    A federal report says the powerful painkiller fentanyl was involved in more than half of the recent opioid overdose deaths in 10 states. The report released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the latest to show how fentanyl is helping to make the nation’s current drug epidemic the deadliest in U.S. history.

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    • 27 OCT 17
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    The safest time of day to get heart surgery

    Planning to have open heart surgery anytime soon? You might want to ask your cardiologist to book an afternoon slot in the OR. New research shows that heart operations performed in the afternoon produced better outcomes than those done in the morning. Because afternoon heart surgery syncs with the body’s circadian clock (the internal body

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    • 27 OCT 17
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    Critics say Trump’s opioid announcement didn’t go far enough

    WASHINGTON — Opioids are responsible for the overwhelming majority of drug deaths, which have grown dramatically from just under 17,000 in 1999 to 52,000 in 2015 — a more than 200 percent increase. President Trump declared a public health emergency on Thursday to fight the epidemic. But critics were quick to say that does not

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    • 26 OCT 17
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    Walgreens stocking anti-opioid nasal spray Narcan

    Walgreens (WBA) is now stocking Narcan at all of its more than 8,000 locations nationwide, the company announced Thursday. The nasal spray, which is an FDA-approved form of naloxone, can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The drug store chain said the move was “part of its comprehensive national plan to combat drug abuse” and

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    • 26 OCT 17
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    Woman who says she was misled into hysterectomy speaks out

    A southern Oregon woman is suing two of her doctors and a nurse practitioner claiming they falsely told her she had cancer-causing genes and needed invasive surgeries. Elisha Cooke-Moore says it wasn’t until after the grueling procedures that she found out the genetic tests for cancer she took beforehand were negative. Now, she’s hoping her

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    • 25 OCT 17
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    Jury reaches verdict for pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak

    BOSTON — A pharmacist at a Massachusetts facility whose tainted drugs sparked a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people was cleared Wednesday of murder, but convicted of mail fraud and racketeering. Jurors said prosecutors failed to prove Glenn Chin was responsible for the deaths of people who were injected with mold-contaminated drugs produced by the

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    • 25 OCT 17
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    Flesh-eating bacteria from Harvey debris kills Texas man

    GALVESTON, Texas — Health officials say the death this month of a 31-year-old Galveston man is the result of Hurricane Harvey because he was doing repair work to clean up from the storm when he contracted a flesh-eating bacterial infection. Josue Zurita went to the hospital Oct. 10 with a serious infection to his arm.

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    • 25 OCT 17
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    Trump expected to make major announcement this week on opioids

    WASHINGTON — President Trump’s long-awaited declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency finally arrives this week, but some advocates are worried that it won’t be backed with the money and commitment to make much difference. Mr. Trump is expected to make the formal declaration and deliver a major speech on the topic Thursday,

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