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Monday, May 21, 2018 at 03:23 PM EDT

Nurse Dead in Congo as Ebola Vaccination Campaign Starts

Nurse Dead in Congo as Ebola Vaccination Campaign Starts

Congo began an Ebola vaccination campaign Monday in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to stem an outbreak that has already made its way from rural towns into a city of more than 1 million...

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 08:39 AM EDT

Revolving Door of Despair: Drugs Land More Women Behind Bars

Revolving Door of Despair: Drugs Land More Women Behind Bars

Tucked in a remote corner of Appalachia, the Campbell County Jail offers an agonizing glimpse into how the tidal wave of opioids and methamphetamines has ravaged America. Here and across the country, addiction...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 08:47 AM EDT

Congo's Ebola Risk 'Very High' as Confirmed Virus Cases Rise

Congo's Ebola Risk 'Very High' as Confirmed Virus Cases Rise

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization was holding an experts' meeting...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:26 AM EDT

It's Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, CDC Says

It's Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, CDC Says

Romaine lettuce grown near Yuma, Arizona, is believed to have sickened 172 people in 32 states, killing one person, but it's unlikely to do so any more, NBC News reported. Any romaine lettuce that's now in...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:03 AM EDT

FDA Approves 1st Nonopioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms

FDA Approves 1st Nonopioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms

Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra to help combat the...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 08:36 AM EDT

Opioid Crisis Makes More Organs Available: Researchers

Opioid Crisis Makes More Organs Available: Researchers

America's opioid epidemic is making more organs available for lifesaving transplants, researchers reported Wednesday. Close to 14 percent of people who donated an organ in 2016 — 1,029 donors — had died of a...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 07:27 PM EDT

'Major, Major Game-Changer': Ebola Spreads to Big Congo City

'Major, Major Game-Changer': Ebola Spreads to Big Congo City

Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:25 PM EDT

Shorter Drug Treatment OK for Many Breast Cancer Patients

Shorter Drug Treatment OK for Many Breast Cancer Patients

Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it sometimes...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:01 AM EDT

More Kids, Especially Girls, Are Attempting Suicide: Study

More Kids, Especially Girls, Are Attempting Suicide: Study

More kids are attempting suicide or thinking about it, according to a new study out Wednesday. The rate of children's hospitalizations for suicidal thoughts or activity doubled from about 2008 to 2015,...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT

School Stress May Be Cause of Rising Teen Suicide Attempts: Study

School Stress May Be Cause of Rising Teen Suicide Attempts: Study

New research shows a growing number of young people are thinking about taking their own lives, and the study suggests school stress may play a role. Vanderbilt University researchers say the rates of children...

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