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Prince's death and the growing fear of the 'kill pill'

They might as well be playing Russian Roulette.

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:48:25 GMT
Surge in fentanyl cases fuels opioid epidemic

According to the CDC, law enforcement submitted 426% more fentanyl to the DEA for testing between 2013 and 2014, while deaths from synthetic opioids increased by 79%.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:19:41 GMT
Surgeon general's warning on opioids

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:43:23 GMT
Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:34:07 GMT
The Spartan Race army is at the gates

Doesn't life throw enough obstacles our way that we don't need to go seeking more?

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:08:09 GMT
Your coffee habit may be genetic

Scientists have identified a gene that may influence how your body reacts to coffee and how much you choose to consume.

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:37:56 GMT
Build the right workout space for your home

Have you ever owned a piece of at-home exercise equipment that became a massive, expensive clothes hanger? I have. Like many who make good-intentioned commitments to working out at home, I set myself up for failure by going too big, too soon. After only a month, I lost the motivation to run in place on my treadmill, like a hamster on a wheel, in the corner of a room. Thankfully, I came to realize that a smaller-step, progressive approach is more sustainable, enabling you to match your budget and space allocation to your growing dedication and needs.

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:48:32 GMT
Group braves danger delivering health care to rural Kenya

The eastern coast of Kenya is riddled with danger. Once a sought-after tourist destination, today people are being warned to stay away because of threats by Islamist terror group Al-Shabaab. Others are fleeing the area for good.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:54:31 GMT
'Blue family' steps up for son of fallen cop on first day of school

This 4-year-old boy lost his police officer father two weeks ago. So fellow officers made sure he wasn't alone on his first day of school.

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:18:02 GMT
Son gives part of liver to save his dad

Parents give of themselves so their children can live. Michigan resident John Barnes' son returned the favor.

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:15:38 GMT
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