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Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals

Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in 38 years, according to a new analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database.

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:58:35 GMT
E. coli outbreak traced to California farm; some romaine lettuce safe to eat

One source of the potentially deadly romaine lettuce e-coli outbreak has been identified, but it's still too early to call outbreak 'over' according to the CDC and FDA.

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:40:04 GMT
Debate over alternatives to fetal tissue research reaches Congress

What do humanized mice have to do with fetal tissue research?

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:14:27 GMT
Chain restaurants are less healthy than fast food, global study finds

Fast food often gets the blame for calorific meals, but new research has found that your favorite chain restaurants are dishing up meals with even more excessive calories, worsening the global obesity epidemic.

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:30:05 GMT
Cuba 'acoustic attack' mystery continues as study offers more details on US diplomats' symptoms

It started with a phone call that Dr. Michael Hoffer said he had never received before in his career -- not even after serving 21 years in the military.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:22:26 GMT
Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:16:52 GMT
Kalo to offer lower-priced opioid antidote

Pharmaceutical company Kalo announced Wednesday that it will offer a generic version of its opioid antidote Evzio for $178 for a carton containing two single-dose auto-injector pens.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:39:43 GMT
Animal attacks cost us more than $1 billion a year, and they're becoming more common

Animal-related injuries lead to health care costs of more than $1 billion a year in the United States, according to a new study -- and they're happening more often.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:30:11 GMT
More violence and STIs when sex work is criminalized

Sex workers across 33 countries who face repressive policing -- identified as arrest, imprisonment, confiscation of needles, syringes, condoms, displacement to new area or physical or sexual violence by officers -- have a three times higher chance of experiencing physical or sexual violence, according to a new study.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:00:39 GMT
Is going gluten-free good for everyone?

There was a time when gluten, a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, was something of a foreign term. Not many people had heard of it, and the few who needed to avoid it found meals to be extremely challenging.

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:32:49 GMT
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