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Addiction Times Two: How Recovery Unplugged Heals Polysubstance Dependence

Addiction Times Two: How Recovery Unplugged Heals Polysubstance Dependence

By Jill Gleeson | Jul 19
Party drugs like crystal meth, Special K, GHB and ecstasy are frequently combined for more intense or longer-lasting highs. Whether they're consumed together by design or accidentally, the results can be deadly.

Buried in Opioids, Sickened Community Eyes Drugmakers' Role

Buried in Opioids, Sickened Community Eyes Drugmakers' Role

By Angie Wang and John Minchillo | Jul 19
The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county.

New Standards Aim to Improve Surgery for the Oldest Patients

New Standards Aim to Improve Surgery for the Oldest Patients

By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 19
The 92-year-old had a painful tumor on his tongue, and major surgery was his best chance. Doctors called a timeout when he said he lived alone, in a rural farmhouse, and wanted to keep doing so.

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

By Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten | Jul 18
The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people.

Number of US Overdose Deaths Appears to be Falling

Number of US Overdose Deaths Appears to be Falling

By Mike Stobbe | Jul 18
U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest.

Study Finds That Americans Only Get 10 Perfect Nights of Sleep Per Month

Study Finds That Americans Only Get 10 Perfect Nights of Sleep Per Month

Jul 18
The average American only gets 10 nights of perfect sleep in a month, according to new research.

Federal Data Shows Opioid Shipments Ballooned as Crisis Grew

Federal Data Shows Opioid Shipments Ballooned as Crisis Grew

By Mark Gillispie | Jul 17
Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012.

Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

By April Dembosky, KQED | Jul 17
Researchers who have tracked drug use for decades believe the new meth crisis got a kick-start from the opioid epidemic.

Germany Introducing Mandatory Measles Vaccination for Kids

Germany Introducing Mandatory Measles Vaccination for Kids

Jul 17
The German government is proposing a measure to make measles vaccinations mandatory for children and employees of kindergartens and schools.

Trump Abortion Rule Seen as Blow Against Planned Parenthood

Trump Abortion Rule Seen as Blow Against Planned Parenthood

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 16
Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration says.

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