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1 hr ago | The Globe and Mail

Opioid deaths down dramatically where marijuana is legal

Medical marijuana is most often approved for treating pain conditions, making it an option instead of prescription painkillers.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain, University of Pennsylvania

5 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Ebola outbreak: 'Even worse than I'd feared'

"It's even worse than I'd feared," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday of the Ebola outbreak rampaging through West Africa.


5 hrs ago | The Item

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse before it gets better.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Africa, Liberia

10 hrs ago | KMIZ

Raw milk sickens 45 in Utah

The cases of campylobacteriosis have been linked to raw milk or cream purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Weber County, the department said in a statement Tuesday.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

13 hrs ago | NWAonline

CDC chief to Africans: Have hope

The Ebola virus still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health official said during a visit to the hardest-hit countries.


17 hrs ago |

Congressman Posey discusses autism, vaccines and lack of CDC...

One of the last remaining patriots serving in public office is pushing for new legislation that would mandate side-by-side comparisons of autism rates in vaccinated versus unvaccinated children.

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Related Topix: Health, Autism, Representative Bill Posey, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Vaccinations, Mumps

Tue Aug 26, 2014

CBS Local

Study: Medical Marijuana May Reduce Painkiller-Related Deaths

Researchers looked at death rates caused by overdoses of opioid painkillers, like OxyContin or Vicodin, between 1999 and 2010 using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain


Twitter helps Chicago find sources of food poisoning

When Chicago health officials saw Twitter users complaining about local food poisoning episodes, they reached out on Twitter to those users and often ended up charging the restaurant in question with a violation.


Related Topix: Twitter, Food Science

Lowell Sun

Colorado's simple policy that led to a stunning drop in teen births

Arlin Rueda, 20, watches over her 3-year-old son, Aaron, as he plays in a park near their home while holding her newborn daughter, Isabel Delgado, in Denver.


Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Human Sexuality


What's the deal with food recalls?

Each year one out of every six Americans is sickened by a foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Food Science, Kentucky


Ebola has 'upper hand' in West Africa, says U.S. health official

The Ebola virus has the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, a top American health official said, adding that experts have the tools to stop it.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Death by Law Enforcement: What data tells us - and what it doesn't

When a police officer kills someone while trying to stop a crime or make an arrest, government agencies classify the death as a legal intervention.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Control Group

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Mental Help Net

Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years

More than a quarter-million middle and high school students who were non-smokers say they used an electronic cigarette last year -- a threefold increase from 2011, a new U.S. study says.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Education Etc., Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

CDC Flip-Flops on Cell Phone Danger for Kids; Changes Language on...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently became the first federal agency to acknowledge health risks from cell phone use.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Family, Kids, Control Group


Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study

States that have legalized medical marijuana tend to experience an unexpected benefit -- fewer overdose deaths from narcotic painkillers, a new study suggests.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Overdose deaths decrease in states with medical marijuana laws

Medical marijuana advocates are turning up the heat on House lawmakers who last week voted against an amendment to block the Drug Enforcement Administration from cracking down on state-legal medical marijuana shops and patients.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Drug Enforcement Administration


CDC Study: Teens Love E-Cigs

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, America's teens loooove e-cigs.


Related Topix: Medicine, Smoking, Health

WLBT-TV Jackson

Today's parents less able to spot obesity in their kids

In fact, parents interviewed between 2005 and 2010 were 24 percent less likely to spot a weight problem in their child than parents interviewed between 1988 and 1994, the researchers said.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Southern University, Georgia Southern University, Pediatrics, Medicine, Life, Food, Nutrition


E-cigarettes may be tempting non-smoking youths to smoke: CDC study

Electronic cigarettes may be more tempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, and once young people have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers said on Monday.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Food and Drug Administration


Kent Brantley, U.S. Missionary Doctor, Discharged After Recovering From Ebola

An American doctor treated for Ebola, Kent Brantly, was discharged from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital Thursday .


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Christian Music, RNS, Infectious Diseases, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Industry