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D.C.'s opioid epidemic: As African-American heroin overdose rose, the city ignored life-saving strategies

Over the last four years, the nation's capital has undergone its worst public health crisis since the advent of AIDS: an explosion of fatalities of African Americans. The rate of death caused by heroin shredded with the fatal synthetic opioid fentanyl is comparable to the worst deserts of opioid epidemics in rural areas and suburbs in the United States. More …

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This woman became a "living cadaver" in the name of Progressive Science

S usan Potter always knew she would be sliced ​​in 27,000 pieces. In her last will and will, Potter donated her body to the Visible Human Body project, a program that transforms human cadres into virtual specimens. The amazing video above shows exactly what Potter would leave behind: Something that would "affect all humanity." It was a choice that Potter …

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2 more cases of polio-like disease AFM confirmed in Michigan; …

Michigan health care officials said Tuesday two cases of AFM, a polio-like disease, have been confirmed in the state, giving a total of four. The confirmed cases include children in Ottawa and Macomb County. The state's first AFM case was confirmed on December 5 and involves a child in Wayne County. A second case was confirmed in an Oakland County …

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UW Hospital now has 14 cases of Legionnaires and 3 deaths

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A legionaire's outbreak of disease in the UW hospital's water system has infected 14 people with pneumonia-like bacteria and three have died. Spokeswoman Lisa Brunette talks about the Wisconsin State Journal that those patients who died died of other serious, life-limiting health conditions. A patient stays in hospital. A hospital manager has said that the cases …

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Burial dentist patients should consider being tested for hepatitis, HIV, say health officials

State inspectors who responded to a complaint found infection control problems related to cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and storage of instruments. A dental clinic in Burien has been discontinued and former patients are advised to consider being tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV after state healthcare staff found that its staff were not the correct cleaning tool. The dental …

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Researchers develop a method of visualizing a genetic mutation

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers has developed a method that for the first time provides visualization of reaffirms and deletions called copy number variants in individual cells. Significant breakthrough, reported in the magazine PLoS Biology enables early detection of rare genetic events that provide a high resolution analysis of evolution rate. The method can provide a new …

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Congo Ebola eruption: Up to 319 people kill

The Health Secretariat said Tuesday that 542 Ebola cases had been registered in the province of North Kivu – 494 of which were confirmed. Of the 319 believers who have died from the virus so far, 271 have been confirmed. On average, Ebola – which causes fever, causes severe headache and sometimes bleeding – about half of the infected, but …

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Who has the flu? Virus spreads in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. – Influenza spreads across Douglas County, according to a report issued Tuesday by the county health department. 46 confirmed cases were reported last week compared to 25 weeks before. Douglas County Health Department also noted a slight increase in both hospital intake and school absenteeism. Nebraska has reported two adult influenza-related deaths in the 2018-19 season. Neither was …

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Fishing report for week of Dec. 19-25

Delta Mendota Canal and Sloughs The northern section of the aqueduct remains slow overall despite the moving water. En sikkerhedsvakt har forsøgt at begrense adgangen til sektioner af akvedukten, og anglerne skal være opmærksomme på tilgængelige steder for fiskeri. The southern section of the California Aqueduct has been outstanding for both striped bass and catfish with Pete Cormier or Bob's …

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