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Rural U.S. kids are born addicted to heroin, opioids: report

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:09


Thousands of American kids, particularly in rural areas, are born addicted to heroin and powerful prescription painkillers or opioids because of prevalent drug abuse by pregnant women, according to a new study.

Widespread drug abuse by pregnant women make newborns addicted to heroin, opioids and potent prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin.

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Ohio Gov. Kasich rejects ‘heartbeat bill’

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 08:43


Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday vetoed the so-called "heartbeat bill," a controversial measure that would have given the state the strictest abortion ban in the entire nation.

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Texas sued over controversial rule to bury or cremate aborted fetuses

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 10:26


In a bid to prevent Texas from enacting a controversial rule that would require fetal remains to be buried or cremated after abortions or miscarriages, multiple abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit on Monday.

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U.S. Surgeon General calls e-cigarettes major health issue

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 11:18


The increasing use of electronic-cigarettes (e-cigarettes) among teens across the United States has prompted the U.S. Surgeon General to call it a major health issue.

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Minnesota Dept. of Health urging people to get flu shot

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 09:36


Amid the ongoing "National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week," Minnesota public health officials are urging everyone who has not received a flu shot yet this season to get vaccinated to avoid the contagious seasonal disease.

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STI risk linked to pubic hair grooming

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:07


Sexually active people who regularly groom their pubic hair are more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than those who do not groom their pubic hair at all, a new study warned.

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