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Philadelphia Mulls Supervised Injections to Cut Drug Deaths

For nearly two decades, Vancouver, the epicenter of Canada's increasingly deadly drug epidemic, has embraced an initiative that was once dismissed as a reckless experiment but has since won over some of its fiercest critics: a walk-in facility where addicts can inject heroin under the watch of medical professionals. Allowed as an exemption under ...

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Measles outbreak leads to 136 deaths in the Philippines

The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles ...

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‘We recognize this is horribly unfair.’ 9/11 victim fund will cut payouts by up to 70% as claims surge

The fund was opened in 2011 to compensate for residual illnesses and deaths linked to toxic exposure at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in ...

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As Trump demands a wall, violence returns to Texas border in Ciudad Juárez

Cuidad Juárez police recorded 1,259 homicides in 2018, including a murderous spasm of 182 deaths in August. Last year, Mexico counted 33,341 ...

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Flu widespread in US with 17.8 million cases since October, but experts see 'low-severity' season

The CDC found lower percentage of outpatient visits, lower rates of hospitalization and fewer deaths attributed ...

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'The crack (cocaine) crisis was not as bad': Fentanyl deaths from 'Mexican oxy' pills hit Arizona hard

Arizona and other southwestern states bordering Mexico have become a hot spot in the nation's fentanyl crisis.

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Measles Cases Surge Globally Putting Many Lives at Risk

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that measles outbreaks and deaths are surging globally, putting years of progress made in reducing the killer disease at risk. The WHO is calling for urgent action to stop the spread of the highly contagious but fully preventable disease.  The WHO says a safe, effective vaccine, which has been around ...

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One year since Parkland, some students still don't feel safe

The 17 students and staff killed at Stoneman Douglas last year make up one third of the 56 school shooting deaths in 2018

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This year’s flu vaccine is doing well, but deaths are still high

Federal officials estimate that as many as 16,000 people have died of flu this season, more than what would be expected so far in a relatively mild ...

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Rapper YNW Melly charged with murder

South Florida rapper YNW Melly was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection to the shooting deaths of two ...

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Rappers YNW Melly, YNW Bortlen charged with two counts of murder in other rappers' deaths

Jamell Demons, aka YNW Melly, and Cortlen Henry, aka YNW Bortlen, are accused of murdering two young rappers from the Treasure Coast.        

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At least two Americans killed in Kenya plane crash

local reports suggest a third American died in the crash near the Maasai Mara reserve but American officials have only confirmed two deaths.

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Scientists design 'decoy platelets' that reduce risk of blood clots

Heart disease, stroke, sepsis and cancer are incredibly serious conditions which together cause the greatest number of deaths around the world. They're unique illnesses, but they have something in common -- they're all associated with activated plate...

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American moms: let's stop feeling guilty and start getting mad | Katherine Goldstein

Even Planned Parenthood is mistreating its mothers in a country where they face discrimination and farcical expectationsIn December, I read a news article that had me cursing at the computer with rage. It was a New York Times investigation detailing ...

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Teen suicides leave rural Michigan town ‘devastated’

Nationally, rates of teen suicide have been rising steadily since 2007, now accounting for more than 4,500 deaths a year.

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Lawmaker calls for investigation after deaths of migrants who fell ill in detention

A lawmaker is calling for an investigation in the wake of an ABC News report that highlighted the deaths of two migrants who fell ill in detention.

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Lawmaker calls for investigation after deaths of migrants who fell ill in detention

A lawmaker is calling for an investigation in the wake of an ABC News report that highlighted the deaths of two migrants who fell ill in detention.

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Philippines was gripped by a fear of vaccines. Now there’s a measles crisis. 

Authorities are rushing to immunize children after over 4,000 measles cases and 70 deaths were recorded since the start of the year. 

Washinton Post /
Philippines was gripped by a fear of vaccines. Now there’s a measles crisis. 

Authorities are rushing to immunize children after over 4,000 measles cases and 70 deaths were recorded since the start of the year. 

NY Times /
What You and Your Family Need to Know About Maternal Depression

A government panel’s new recommendations could bring hope to many women at risk for the condition. Here is what the group said and how you can use ...

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'Piranhas' Explores Emotional Lives of Neapolitan Child Crime Bosses

"Piranhas," a film about children wrapped up in the violence of the Neapolitan drugs trade, was inspired by crime journalist Roberto Saviano's desire ...

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'The Night Tiger' a mesmerizing tale of murder, romance and superstition

A missing finger, a dance hall girl and a series of mysterious deaths linked to a rogue tiger thrill in this ...

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18 million trees died in California in 2018

Thom Porter, Cal Fire director, said the tree deaths "are an indication that the forests of California are still under significant stress."

CNET /
Hot-car deaths on the rise, despite new tech meant to help - Roadshow

The average age of an owned car is rising, too, which isn't helping.

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Nicaragua: Steep pension cuts, tax increases could plunge country into recession

Last April, news of these measures led to protests and a government crackdown that led to hundreds of deaths and over fifty thousand leaving the country.

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US Youth Smoking Decline Stalls, And Vaping May Be to Blame

Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible. For decades, the percentage of high school and middle school students who smoked cigarettes had been declining. For the past ...

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