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Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 02:59 PM EDT

Flu Season Was One of the Deadliest for US Children

Flu Season Was One of the Deadliest for US Children

Flu killed more U.S. children in the past year than during any other regular flu season in recent history. U.S. health officials said Friday that they had received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 01:46 PM EDT

How Can You Help Someone Struggling? Ask, Listen, Call

How Can You Help Someone Struggling? Ask, Listen, Call

Amid the recent reporting on suicides, including the deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and TV host Anthony Bourdain, people are wondering how to help a friend who might be in crisis. People who have...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 06:17 AM EDT

Texas Officer Sits in Hot Car for 45 Minutes to Teach a Lesson

Texas Officer Sits in Hot Car for 45 Minutes to Teach a Lesson

A North Texas police officer took on the Texas heat to show others just how dangerous it can be. Hickory Creek Police Officer Lane sat in a hot car for 45 minutes as an example of how quickly temperatures...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 01:18 PM EDT

Vaping Essays: E-Cigarette Sellers Offering Scholarships

Vaping Essays: E-Cigarette Sellers Offering Scholarships

A growing number of e-cigarette and vaporizer sellers have started offering college scholarships as a way to get their brands listed on university websites and to get students to write essays about the potential...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 12:07 PM EDT

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Sickens 124

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Sickens 124

A salmonella outbreak linked to live poultry has sickened people in 36 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday. The outbreak is linked to people's contact with live poultry in...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 11:27 AM EDT

Suicide Rates Rose by Nearly 30 Percent Since 1999

Suicide Rates Rose by Nearly 30 Percent Since 1999

The death of designer Kate Spade was just the latest in a disturbing trend - a nearly 30-percent rise in suicides since 1999 in a newly released report from the CDC. Only about half of those people had a...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 11:36 PM EDT

Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

Justice Department Says Heart of Health Law Unconstitutional

The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 07:34 PM EDT

Central Mass. Community Upset Over Pediatric Unit Closing

Central Mass. Community Upset Over Pediatric Unit Closing

Due to a $14 million operating loss and state and federal budget cuts, UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital has officially filed paperwork to close several units, including the inpatient pediatric...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 02:24 PM EDT

Kid Vaping Numbers Aren't Up, Study Says, But Some Skeptical

Kid Vaping Numbers Aren't Up, Study Says, But Some Skeptical

Vaping held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, according to new government data, but some researchers are skeptical because the survey may have missed out on a...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 02:03 PM EDT

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs, according to a new government report. Users of heroin and other injection drugs were 16 times more likely than other people...

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