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Opioid Overdose Deaths Linked To Drugmakers' Marketing To Doctors

A new study found increases in opioid overdose deaths for every three additional payments of drugmakers to doctors. These 'payments' are not just in money, but in subtler forms such as meals.

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More Affected By Measles Outbreak In Washington Including Attendee At Trail Blazers Game In Portland

Authorities so far confirmed 19 cases of measles related to the ongoing outbreak in Washington state. One of the affected was one of over 19,000 audience members at a basketball game.

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Russian Startup StartRocket Wants To Put Ads In Space By 2021

A Russian startup wants to put ads in space using tiny satellites with reflective sails. The ads would only be visible at night but could be seen from anywhere in the world.


China's First Plants To Grow On Moon Die After Scientists Shut Down Power

China's first seedling in space sprouted but died soon after when scientists had to shut down power. Evidently, the temperature in the biosphere became extreme and erratic.


Vaccination Hesitancy Part Of WHO's Top Global Health Threats Of 2019

Ebola, HIV, and the anti-vaxx movement are just some of the top global health threats of 2019. The World Health Organization notes the multiple health challenges that the world is facing this year.

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Florida Woman Ann-Christine Langselius Attacked By 'Aggressive' Otter While Walking Her Dog

A woman in Florida says that an otter attacked her while she was taking a stroll with her dog at a park. Her dog was unharmed, but she is temporarily unable to walk because of the severe bites she incurred.

Public Health January 18, 2019

Youth Suicide Higher In States With High Gun Ownership

The states with higher gun ownership also have higher youth suicide rates, a study finds. According to researchers, gun ownership may be driving the rise in suicide rates.

Public Health January 18, 2019

Plague-Infected Cat In Wyoming Is The Third In Past Six Months

Health authorities announced that a cat in Wyoming is confirmed to have the plague. The cat is the third case of the illness in Wyoming in the past six months.

Public Health January 14, 2019

American Doctor Being Monitored For Ebola In Omaha Released From Hospital

The American doctor who was exposed to Ebola and taken to Nebraska Medicine has finally been released from the hospital. He completed the 21-day monitoring period without developing Ebola symptoms.

Public Health January 13, 2019

College Student's Headaches Turns Out To Be Aggressive Brain Cancer

A college student's headaches were found to be aggressive brain cancer that she is now bravely fighting. The family is hoping to get Laura an experimental treatment not funded by the NHS.

Feature | Health January 12, 2019

Tattoo Artist Charged For Failing To Tell Sex Partners About Being HIV-Positive

A tattoo artist is being charged with six felonies after failing to inform sexual partners that he is HIV-positive. At least one of the women have tested positive for HIV.

Public Health January 12, 2019

The Best Fiber-Rich Foods To Reduce Chronic Illness Risks

Research has found that fiber-rich foods actually reduce the risks for chronic illnesses. Here are some of the most common, and some more surprising, sources of fiber.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2019

Interesting Smart Home Finds At CES 2019

What are some of the most interesting smart home finds at CES 2019? Most of them were designed to make our lives easier, more relaxed, and even safer.

CES 2019 January 12, 2019

Woman Suddenly Can't Hear Men's Voices Because Of Reverse-Slope Hearing Loss

A woman from Xiamen, China, lost her hearing for men's voices overnight due to a rare and bizzare ear condition. What is reverse-slope hearing loss?

Feature | Health January 12, 2019

Up To 7.3 Million Already Sick With Flu, Season Is So Far Milder Than Last Year's

Millions are already being affected by the ongoing flu season. That said, authorities say that this year's flu season is so far milder than last year's particularly harsh one.

Public Health January 12, 2019

Samsung Unveils Massive 219-Inch TV At CES 2019

Tech giant Samsung unveiled The Wall at CES 2019. According to the company, the massive 219-inch TV has shock-resistant technology, is energy efficient, and long lasting.

CES 2019 January 11, 2019

Rebecca Hendricks, Mom Of 5-Year-Old Who Died From Flu, Now Warning Others Of Flu Dangers

The mother of a child who had died from the flu is warning others of its dangers. She founded an organization that aims to educate people about the flu.

Public Health January 11, 2019

Termites Help Protect Rainforests During Droughts, Study Finds

Are termites all bad for trees and rain forests? Researchers of a new study found that termites actually protected a patch of land during the 2015 and 2016 drought in Borneo.

Earth/Environment January 10, 2019

Dental Floss Use, Other Behaviors And Choices Expose Body To Potentially Toxic Chemicals

What are the behaviors and choices that contribute to higher PFAS concentrations in the body? Among them, researchers found dental floss use to result in higher levels of the toxic chemical.

Public Health January 10, 2019

Over 10 Percent Of US Adults Have Food Allergies, But Nearly Twice As Many Think They Do

How many U.S. adults are actually dealing with food allergies? A new study shows that more adults think they have food allergies that those who actually have them.

Public Health January 5, 2019

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