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2 hrs ago | Ohio.com

Ohio heroin overdose deaths, dubbed epidemic, hit new record

In this April 11 photo, Heidi Riggs talks about the 2012 heroin overdose death of her daughter, Marin Riggs, 20, who died only 18 months after first becoming addicted, in Upper Arlington.

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6 hrs ago | Suria

Philippines boosts MERS monitoring after...

The Philippines said Saturday it was stepping up its defences against the deadly MERS virus, with the large numbers of Filipino workers in the Middle East seen as potential carriers.

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10 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

In this photo provided by Joanne Dollarton, people watch as fire engulfs three homes near the beachfront, Friday, April 18, 2014, in Sea Isle City, N.J. .

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

EDGE

Body Counts

Long time HIV survivor Sean Strub has played a central role in the movement for self-empowerment of the HIV infected.

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Weyburn This Week

USDA orders hog farms, labs to report infections from virus that has killed millions of pigs

Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Agriculture, Science

KTVN Reno

Bryant U. cracks down on selfies at graduation

An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Natural Disasters

ABC News

USDA Orders Farms to Report Pig Virus Infections

The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year.

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Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

ABC15.com

USDA orders farms to report deadly pig virus

The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year.

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Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

WTVG-TV Toledo

Virus killing piglets in Ohio and Michigan

The cold winter we just came through helped fuel a virus in pigs. It's threatening pork production and pushing up prices.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Natural Disasters, Lucas County, OH

WTNH

Forum on drug abuse hears from recovering addicts

People who abused heroin and other drugs described how they quit as officials called for a comprehensive approach to deal with what they called an epidemic and scourge.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, New Haven, CT

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Marion Star

Heroin overdose deaths hit record high in Ohio

A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that's been called an epidemic and a public health crisis.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ohio, Natural Disasters, Cuyahoga County, OH, Cleveland, OH, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Live Science

Big Data and the Flu: How Wikipedia Can Track Influenza

By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Natural Disasters

Proctor Journal

Health/Wellness

Learn what people are willing to do in the name of a great meal. Read their answers and see if you agree.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Natural Disasters, Medicare

Examiner.com

Effectiveness claims for Tamiflu overestimated

You read this here last November: for almost 5 years health experts in Britain have warned that there was not sufficient evidence to show that Tamiflu reduces the spread of influenza.

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Related Topix: Tamiflu, Oseltamivir (generic), Medicine, Influenza, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Natural Disasters

University of Cambridge

New evidence of suicide epidemic among India's 'marginalised' farmers

Latest statistical research finds strong causal links between areas with the most suicides and areas where impoverished farmers are trying to grow crops that suffer from wild price fluctuations due to India's relatively recent shift to free market economics.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters, Mathematics, Suicide

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WTKA-AM Ann Arbor

AG Eric Holder Highlights Heroin Death Epidemic

Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday told a group of police leaders it is time for street cops to start carrying the drug Narcan that can reverse deadly heroin overdoses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Detroit News

Oakland County authorities address heroin 'epidemic' at forum

'I thought this would be a great thing for us,' said Weir of Lyon Township. 'I thought Dan could be a speaker for them.'

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The Macon Telegraph

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

In this Friday, March 1, 2013 file photo, Chan Lai Ly, right, has his mouth examined by Honghue Duong, a physician's assistant, as part of a regular check-up related to his diabetes at International Community Health Services in Seattle.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters

Patch.com

Why It's Costing Americans Up to 20 Percent More to Bring Home the Bacon

Americans' love affair with bacon is about to get more expensive. The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has wiped out baby pigs at an alarming rate in 27 pork-producing states, meaning it could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fix.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Pork, Meat

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