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Fueled by drug crisis, US life expectancy declines for a second straight year
American life expectancy at birth declined for the second consecutive year in 2016, fueled by a staggering 21 percent rise in the death rate from drug overdoses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. The United States has ...
International Business Times
Doctor accused in deaths of 5 patients from opioid overdoses
In a Dec. 5, 2012 photo, Dr. Raymond Kraynak is photographed during the The Mount Carmel Area School Board annual reorganization meeting at the Northumberland County Career and Technology Center in Coal Township, Pa. Federal prosecutors are accusing ...
Model Who Lost A Leg To TSS From A Tampon Could Lose Her Other Leg Too: What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?
Lauren Wasser, the model who lost a leg after getting TSS from tampons, is now about to lose her other leg as well. The model wants to raise awareness about TSS and the potential risks of using tampons. ( Tommaso Boddi | Getty Images ). Laura Wasser ...
Los Angeles Times
LA Zoo euthanizes herd of Nubian ibex due to highly contagious virus
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Zoo has euthanized its herd of Nubian ibex after determining the goats were infected with a highly contagious and incurable strain of herpes. The zoo discovered the virus after six African antelope fell ill and died in October of ...
Montana officials report increase in influenza cases
HELENA, Mont. - The following information was sent out by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services: Local and state public health officials are seeing an increase in influenza activity across the state, with nearly 200 new cases, 40 ...
One million people have caught cholera in Yemen. You should be outraged.
Recently, the story of Yemen has been told in statistics: A brutal campaign of airstrikes by Saudi Arabia has killed 10,000. Eight million people — one-third of the population — are teetering on the brink of famine. Eighty percent of the country ...
Eating Fish Weekly Helps Increase IQ and Give You a Better Night's Sleep, Study Says
Certain foods can keep you up at night, whether from bad dreams or indigestion, but a new study shows that what you eat for dinner could help you sleep, too. Related: Eating Salad Every day Keeps Brain 11 Years Younger and Prevents Dementia, Study ...
5 suburban counties suing drug companies over opioid epidemic
DuPage, Kane, Will, McHenry and Lake counties filed lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies over the nation's opioid epidemic. (Patrick Sison / AP). Ted GregoryChicago Tribune. Five suburban counties in Illinois filed lawsuits Thursday against ...
Brutal Fungal Disease Could Threaten Snakes on a Global Scale
An unfortunate northern water snake seen with crusty and thickened scales overlaying raised blisters caused by a fungal skin infection. (Image: USGS National Wildlife Health Center/D.E. Green). It starts with a single lesion. And then another. Soon ...
A rub-on contraceptive gel for men is being trialed next year
Rejoice, men committed to not getting their partners pregnant: Soon, you might get to enjoy the responsibility of ensuring you're using contraception. Next year government researchers in the U.S. will test a snazzy new method of birth control method ...