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Obituary for opioid addict goes viral: ‘This disease needs a face’

Courtesy Kate O’Neill(NEW YORK) — Madelyn Linsenmeir was a mother, sister and friend, who was “hilarious, and warm, and fearless, and resilient.” She was also an opioid addict. Linsenmeir was a junkie for 12 years and, at what her sister said were some of her darkest points, she would sometimes panhandle for money. She lost custody of her young son …

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62 cases of AFM confirmed across 22 states: CDC

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — There are now 62 confirmed reports of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, across 22 states in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of Sept. 20, the CDC had confirmed 38 cases in 16 states, which aren’t required to report AFM cases to the CDC. This year’s numbers are similar to 2016 …

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‘Patients deserve to know’: Government wants TV ads to disclose drug prices

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration said Monday it plans to require drug makers to start disclosing its prices in television advertisements, a move that prompted immediate pushback from the pharmaceutical industry and raised questions about whether that would translate to lower drug costs for consumers. The proposed new rule says anyone selling most drugs paid for by Medicare or Medicaid …

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More than 60 cases of AFM confirmed across 22 states: CDC

ABCNews.com(ATLANTA) — There are now 62 confirmed reports of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, across 22 states in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of Sept. 20, the CDC had confirmed 38 cases in 16 states, which aren’t required to report AFM cases to the CDC. This year’s numbers are similar to 2016 and …

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Breast cancer disparities: Black women more likely than white women to die from breast cancer in the US

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. AMISHA AHUJA (NEW YORK) — For Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, tennis star Serena Williams went topless in a music video, singing the song “I Touch Myself” while covering her breasts with her hands. It was all to remind women about the importance of regular self-check breast examinations and being aware of any changes. “Yes, this put …

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Bipolar And Depression Linked To Herpesvirus

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 4.4 percent of the population of the United States will have bipolar disorder at one point in their lives. Another 16.2 million, or around 6.7 percent of all U.S. adults, will experience at least one episode of severe depression in their lives. While the precise causes of such, often debilitating, psychiatric conditions remain unknown, scientists do know that …

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New Study Shows Baby Wipes Linked To Food Allergies

The use of baby wipes may promote childhood food allergies by disrupting the skins natural protective barrier, US researchers say. However the infant must already carry certain genetic mutations that affect the skin. A study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, suggests a mix of environmental and genetic factors must coexist to trigger a food allergy. The factors …

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Non Smokers Fed Up, Want Equal Time To Smoke Breaks

If you don’t smoke, and you find it annoying that your co-workers who do are always running outside to light up, listen up.  According to a new survey, some non-smokers feel they should get extra vacation days to make up for all those smoke breaks their nicotine-addicted colleagues are getting. In a survey of more than 1,000 American adults conducted …

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Don’t Rush–Lose Weight Slowly, It Stays Off Longer

People have grown so accustomed to quick-fix weight-loss plans that losing a pound a week is viewed as “too slow” or somehow disappointing. Most experts agree that losing 1 to 2 pounds per week is the recipe for long-term weight management. Anything faster than that seems to increase the potential for weight re-gain, with many people gaining even more weight than …

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Save Time Cleaning With These Kitchen Hacks

  Good Housekeeping style director Lori Bergamotto appeared on “Good Morning America” today to share some of her top hacks for easy and cost-saving ways to tidy up your home using items you most likely already have around the house. Here is a breakdown of how you can use some common household items to tackle some of the hardest-to-clean messes …

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