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A 'family curse': First insomnia, then death

CNN (US) - 20/09/2017
Their mothers came down with a deadly insomnia.

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday.

San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
San Diego County is reporting an outbreak of hepatitis A, with 421 people sickened and 16 dead within less than a year.

41 state attorneys general subpoena opioid manufacturers and distributors

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
A coalition of 41 states' attorneys general have served five major opioid manufacturers and three drug distributors with subpoenas seeking information about how these companies marketed and distributed prescription opioids.

The psychological aftermath of hurricanes

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
The torrential rains may have ended, yet many people in Texas and Florida continue to feel the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in unseen though dramatic ways.

Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2½ months

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, but also shortening their overall life spans.

When caring for a sick pet becomes burdensome

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
Caring for a chronically or terminally ill pet could be putting your own mental health at risk, a new paper suggests.

235 sickened by salmonella outbreaks linked to papayas

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
Salmonella outbreaks linked to Maradol papayas from Mexico have sickened 235 people in 26 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Nerf guns can pose serious eye risk, doctors warn

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
Just about everyone who's played with a projectile toy has gotten a version of the warning "You'll shoot your eye out!"

Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.

Mysterious, deadly insomnia for over 200 years

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
A family suffered from a mysterious, deadly insomnia for over 200 years.

Students swim with sharks, explore space through VR

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
Imagine instead of viewing a shark-infested shipwreck or a space station in photos, technology meant you actually swam and floated right through them.

The opioid crisis took this 8-year-old's father away

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
It all started with pain killers after a dentist appointment.

Grey's Anatomy actress reveals brain tumor diagnosis

CNN (US) - 19/09/2017
Kate Walsh played a doctor on TV, but that didn't prepare her for being a patient.

Video shows naked resident, fans blowing where 8 died

CNN (US) - 16/09/2017
On the night before emergency workers had to evacuate people from a Florida nursing home where eight died, residents suffered in the sweltering heat as staff used fans to cool them, and one woman sat naked in a bed in a hallway, a video obtained by CNN shows.

Hospital workers disciplined for viewing patients' genitals

CNN (US) - 15/09/2017
Reports involving two of the United States' major health systems detail incidents in which numerous medical professionals were disciplined for viewing patients' genitals while they were unconscious or deceased.

What makes the tick lady tick?

CNN (US) - 15/09/2017
You'll find millions of ticks in the US National Tick Collection: big ticks, small ticks, even some celebrities. The keeper of all of them is Dr.