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surge in opioid epidemic death rate continues, hitting 2.5-fold increase




enlargegetty | drew angerer share this storyopioid’s deadly grip on the us continued to tighten in 2015, pushing up death rates across the board, according to new data released friday by the national center for health statistics, a division of the centers for disease control and prevention.enlarge...



medicaid expansion linked to increased prescribing of buprenorphine for opioid u




march 16, 2017 - states where medicaid coverage was expanded under the affordable care act have had a significant increase in prescribing of buprenorphine -- a medication that plays an important role in addressing the opioid epidemic, reports a study in the april issue of medical care. the journal i...



tweaking fentanyl’s chemical structure may create safer opioid




enlarge/ medical research: albino rat for animal experimentsgetty | fotografixxshare this storywith a straightforward chemical tweak, the addictive—and often deadly—opioid painkiller, fentanyl, may transform into a safe, non-addictive, targeted therapy. researchers reported this on thursday in s...



tweaking fentanyl’s chemical structure may create safer opioid




enlarge/ medical research: albino rat for animal experimentsgetty | fotografixxshare this storywith a straightforward chemical tweak, the addictive—and often deadly—opioid painkiller, fentanyl, may transform into a safe, non-addictive, targeted therapy. researchers reported this on thursday in s...



early study suggests new opioid is non-addictive, works only where it hurts




enlarge/ medical research: albino rat for animal experimentsgetty | fotografixxshare this storywith a straightforward chemical tweak, the addictive—and often deadly—opioid painkiller, fentanyl, may transform into a safe, non-addictive, targeted therapy. researchers reported this on thursday in s...



lawsuit: greedy drug maker purposefully flooded black market with opioids




enlargegetty | pureradiancephotoshare this storyafter spending millions to combat the opioid epidemic ravaging its citizens, the working-class city of everett, washington, is taking the maker of opioid painkiller oxycontin to federal court. the city claims that the drug maker, purdue pharma, knowin...



use of opioid pain medications may affect liver transplant patients' survival




an analysis of nearly 30,000 patients undergoing liver transplantation in the united states between 2008 and 2014 found elevated death and organ loss rates in the first 5 years after transplantation among recipients with the highest use of opioid pain medications while on the waiting list.higher ris...



opioid addict: there's nothing to do, but get high




jump to navigationsharetweetemailsaveembedmsnbc live with kate snow 03/14/17 west virginia suffers from an opioid epidemic. huntington official jim johnson and mayor stephen williams explain why cabell county is suing the companies that distribute painkillers. descriptionlimit"> ...moreduration: {{v...



gop plan would be 'a major retreat' in addressing addiction crisis




msnbc’s chris hayes hosted an event in mcdowell county, west virginia, yesterday – the event will air tonight – in which he asked attendees how many of them have lost someone due to opioid addiction. by some accounts, roughly three-fourths of the audience raised their hands.it was a striking r...



drug distributors' responses to cabell county, wv lawsuit




west virginia has the highest opioid overdose rate in the nation, and leaders in that state are trying new tactics in the fight. on march 9, the cabell county commission in west virginia took legal action, not against users or drug dealers, but against companies that distribution prescription painki...



uk pound rises after kristin forbes unexpectedly votes for rate increase




the pound appreciated against all of its major peers after the bank of england's kristin forbes voted for a rate increase.



trump congress address: trump highlighted widows




president trump hit many of the typical optimistic notes of his predecessors as he gave his first joint address to congress, but death was a persistent refrain in the speech.trump brought four widows to the speech as guests tuesday night: two women whose husbands had been killed by undocumented immi...



nyc: anti-semitic hate crimes surge in 2017




new york city has seen a major increase in anti-semitic hate crimes this year, the new york city police department said.anti-semitic hate crimes for the first two months of the year through feb. 26 are up 94% compared to the same period last year — driving a 55% increase in hate crimes overall, ny...



surge in victorian drownings - 39 since july 2016




a surge in drownings in victoria, 39 so far in 2016-17, has prompted fresh reminders about the dangers of combining alcohol and swimming.the drowning death toll is far above the five-year average for the same time period, 28, and has deeply concerned life saving victoria. peter and kristen mccormack...



lower back ache? be active, wait it out




dr james weinstein, a back pain specialist and chief executive of dartmouth-hitchcock health system, has some advice for most people with lower back pain: take two aspirin and don’t call me in the morning. on monday, the american college of physicians published updated guidelines that say much the...



presstv-burundi reports 700 deaths from malaria




malaria has killed hundreds of people and infected close to two million in burundi as the government struggles to contain a rising epidemic.burundi's health minister josiane nijimbere said on monday that “some 700 deaths” had been registered across the country since the start of this year."burun...



no significant change in february usage numbers for windows 10, edge




february was not kind to either windows 10 or edge. windows 7 isn’t showing any signs of giving up its pole position, and chrome continues to nudge  upward.if you believe the numbers from netmarketshare, win10 usage went down from 25.30 in january to 25.19% in february, and edge increased imperce...



study shows role of depression in the ongoing tobacco epidemic




march 1, 2017 -- the prevalence of smoking has remained fairly stable over the past decade after declining sharply for many years. to determine whether an increase in certain barriers to successful cessation and sustained abstinence may be contributing to this slowed decline, researchers at columbia...



nifty bank may hit new all-time high




ril up 4.7% after target price raisedbusiness standardthe bull run continues with the nifty hitting another new high for calendar 2017devangshu datta  february 27, 2017 last updated at 23:43 isthttp://mybs.in/2utvjtp



how to increase height after 18




we all have heard of sweet 16. and 18 means just two years added. that means you are growing with age. but the increase in your age does not necessarily mean that your height is increasing. to increase the height at the age of 18 might seem a tall task to most of you. relax, i am not suggesting cran...



xiaomi reveals surge s1 soc alongside redmi 4x, mi 5c




as promised, xiaomi unveiled at mwc 2017 its first in-house application processor or soc, the surge s1, along side the first smartphone to be powered by it, the xiaomi mi 5c. it will probably be a while before we see it in action in the real world, but, for now, we have to take xiaomi at its word. a...



windows 10, edge usage stays steady in february




february was not kind to either windows 10 or edge. windows 7 isn’t showing any signs of giving up its pole position, and chrome continues to nudge upward. if you believe the numbers from netmarketshare, win10 usage went down from 25.30 in january to 25.19 percent in february, and edge increased i...



the atlantic daily: showing an interest




the fed's rate increase, college costs, climate science, and more.



how to increase height after 18




we all have heard of sweet 16. and 18 means just two years added. that means you are growing with age. but the increase in your age does not necessarily mean that your height is increasing.to increase the height at the age of 18, might seem a tall task to most of you. relax; i am not suggesting cran...



aapl continues hitting record highs as anticipation builds for spring ipad event




apple’s stock price continues hitting record highs as anticipation builds for the company’s upcoming spring ipad event and next-generation iphones.aapl today closed at a high of 139.79 per share following several record breaking days over the last month. the stock price also hit a high for intr...