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Experts: Suicide can be prevented

More people commit suicide than ever before, reporting US centers for disease control, but suicide is not just an American issue. The World Health Organization estimates that every 40 seconds end someone in their lives. Experts say that the key to preventing suicide is to get help early and to reduce the stigmatization of mental illness and suicide. Dorothy Paugh …

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Ancestor of Bubonic Pest Bacteria Found in 3,800-year-old teeth

In the teeth of the 3,800-year-old human skeleton, researchers have found a historically important bacterium. The mass of these teeth was at home to the ancestors of those bacteria that one day would cause bubonic plague. A study published in the journal Nature Communications describes the genome of Yersinia pestis, a bacterium from Eurasian Bronze Age. According to the study, …

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Ulster County raises the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21 ” data-mycapture-src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/02/24/Poughkeepsie/Poughkeepsie/636235345845236236-GettyImages-476551284.jpg” data-mycapture-sm-src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/521cd80a4fb9f1f1edf37d025629b379daee5bba/r=500×332/local/-/media/2017/02/24/Poughkeepsie/Poughkeepsie/636235345845236236-GettyImages-476551284.jpg”/> Quit smoking. ” data-mycapture-src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/02/24/Poughkeepsie/Poughkeepsie/636235345845236236-GettyImages-476551284.jpg” data-mycapture-sm-src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/521cd80a4fb9f1f1edf37d025629b379daee5bba/r=500×332/local/-/media/2017/02/24/Poughkeepsie/Poughkeepsie/636235345845236236-GettyImages-476551284.jpg”/> Close up of cigarettes. (Photo: Matt Cardy, Getty Images) Anyone under 21 years old will not be able to purchase tobacco products in Ulster County after 2018. [19659005] The county raised its minimum age to buy the products from 18 in a law signed this week. Retailers who violate the law face penalties as high as $ 1,000 for a first offense and $ 1,500 for subsequent offenses. SMOKING BILL: New NY Smoking Age Bill would exempt military E-cigarettes: Teen smoking is down, but a troubling trend emerges

Ulster County joins counties across the state including Orange, Westchester, Albany and New York City, which have already raised the minimum age of purchase. "It will help prevent many people from ever experiencing the severe health impacts of Smoking in the future by making it more difficult to start, "said Ulster County Executive Mike Hein. Ulster County Executive Mike Hein …

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Doctors who sang and danced during surgery may be licensed

The doctor who wanted to be known as a "dancer" gets his license revoked to be a "threat to public safety". Several of her procedures were botched, and a patient even had permanent brain damage. ( Pixabay ) A doctor who would be known as "dancer" recalls his license after several of her patients have reported malpractice clothing as a …

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Michigan authorities recommend Banning Deer Feeding and Baiting to prevent "Zombie Deer" disease

Chronic effervescent disease affects prions like deer, moose and elk, causing strange changes in animal behavior. The incidence of CWD is quite low, but may exceed 10 percent in places where the disease is established. ( Ray Jennings | Pixabay ) In March, Michigan is only one of 23 US states with reported chronic wasteful degenerative disease. Government agencies present …

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California moves to expand the availability of opioid antidote

Updated 8:12, Friday, June 8, 2018 SACRAMENTO, California (AP) – California moves to expand the availability of antidote to opioid overdoses by allowing organizations who may not have a medical manager to distribute and administer the drug, health officials said on Friday. Under a new order from the state health department, groups of syringe exchange programs and other organizations will …

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Who is a dance doctor? Windell Davis-Boutte defends his license suspended

A doctor in Georgia has been charged with malpractice after videos showed her dancing and singing during surgery. Double as a "dancer", Windell Davis-Boutte is seen in videos that rap with an unconscious patient. At least seven patients have applied for trials against Davis-Boutte and accuse her of negligence. Georgia's Composite Medical Board issued an emergency suspension Thursday, referring to …

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