2 weeks ago
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Instagram launches #HereForYou campaign for mental health awareness

Instagram announced the launch of its new campaign that addresses mental health issues head-on, using social media on "Good Morning America" today.
7 months ago
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Health Issues After Hurricane Matthew Could Include Increased Zika

As the remnants of Hurricane Matthew return to the Atlantic Ocean, millions of residents in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina are grappling with the damage left in the wake of massive storm. At least 22 people have died in the U.S. and at least three million coastal residents were evacuated. Flooding remains a concern […]
8 months ago
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Why DEA says super potent synthetic opioids are ‘crazy dangerous’

As the opioid epidemic has continued to grow in multiple parts of the country, extremely potent synthetic forms of the painkillers -- especially fentanyl and carfentanil -- have become more common among everyday users, according to U.S. authorities.
8 months ago
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FDA launches contest for opioid antidote app

The opioid crisis has led health officials to search for new and innovative ways to save lives, with many state officials focusing on giving more people, including first responders and community members, access to a life-saving opioid antidote called naloxone.
8 months ago
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Kellogg recall of Eggo waffle batch is the latest of listeria concerns

The latest in a line of food recalls that involve possible contamination with listeria bacteria is a variety of the popular Eggo brand waffles manufactured by the Kellogg Co.
9 months ago
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‘Baby Simulator’ programs may make teen girls more likely to become pregnant

Though they are designed to help deter teen pregnancies, school programs that involve the use of "baby simulators" may have the opposite effect, according to an Australian study published today.
9 months ago
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Research shows links between obesity and 8 additional cancers

While obesity is often associated with a host of other health issues including high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack, a new study is examining how the condition is also related to cancer risk.
9 months ago
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Acetaminophen use while pregnant linked to childhood behavioral problems

A common over-the-counter pain medication has been associated with increased risk of developing behavioral issues for children who were exposed to the drug in utero.
10 months ago
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Common meds Olympic athletes must forego for doping tests

Olympic athletes may spend years planning, training and preparing for that elusive chance at winning a gold medal, but they can risk losing it all by taking something as seemingly innocuous as a common cold medication on the day of the competition.
10 months ago
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Why Zika Virus is unlikely to be endemic in US

An outbreak of locally transmitted Zika virus in Florida has led to the infection of at least 14 people and a massive effort by local and state health officials to stem the spread of the virus.