Some drug users report actually opting for the the synthetic opioid, which experts in many places have linked with many overdoses.
Many localities haven’t yet felt the full brunt of influenza season.
A machine-learning model showed promising results in finding lead pipes, but city officials and their engineering contractor abandoned it.
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After being discovered in New Jersey in August 2017, the invasive species has been spotted in 45 counties in eight other states.
A California state auditor’s report focuses much attention on a slow public health response as the highly-contagious liver disease spread.
One in five high school seniors vaped in 2018.
“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … a brand new STD.”
Officials in the three states where voters approved expanding Medicaid last month are moving forward, regardless of a ruling by a Texas judge declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
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Changes to the “public charge” rule could make it harder for immigrants to secure green cards if they seek government services like Medicaid.
Thirty states have passed safe harbor laws for Christian health care share ministries, stating that they are not insurance companies and are exempt from insurance regulations.
Nationwide, more than 47,000 Americans died by suicide last year, an increase of almost 5 percent over 2016.
The state health department reports that 664 women and 47 newborns have been diagnosed with the disease this year. Eight of those infected newborns have died.
Drug overdoses and suicides are causing American life expectancy to drop.
“With an improving economy and a very low unemployment rate, the fact that our nation is going backwards on children’s health coverage is very troubling,” said Joan Alker, executive director of the Center for Children and Families.
“We will continue to pursue those companies that played a role in creating the opioid crisis,” the Florida attorney general said.
The FDA moved Thursday to impose new restrictions on how stores can sell e-cigarettes.
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