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Kansas doctor lives in prison after patient's opioid overdose death

Mugshot for Steven Henson, sentenced to life in prison in connection with Opioid overdose death in a patient year 2015. (Sedgwick County Prison via AP) A Kansas doctor who was responsible for the death of opioid dosing has been sentenced to life in prison. The judgment handed over on Friday to Steve Henson, 57, in Wichita Federal Court evoked a …

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Swift: Fitbit just makes you a little more fit

I don't really know why. I think I would do better with a Napbit, a snack or, best of all, a bacon bit. But I know I like to go. Heck, I've done it most of my life, and I can try the best of them. It relaxes me. During some of the most stressful transitions in my life I …

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India combats diabetes blindness using A.I.

MADURAI, India – Aravind Eye Hospital treats anyone coming through the door, with or without money. Every day, more than 2,000 people from all over India and sometimes other parts of the world come into the halls and waiting rooms of this 43-year-old hospital in the southern part of the country. On a new morning, Vt Muthusamy Ramalingamm, a local …

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Woman shares experience of being kicked off the plane with children for skin condition, "I think that's what I've ever judged …"

Please enable Javascript to view this video PHILADELPHIA – A woman speaks after she and her one-year-old son were kicked off by an American Airlines flight last month due to their rare skin disease. Feb. 28 is Rare Disease Day, a day of recognition for people struggling with less common diseases. But rather than feeling respected or supported, Jordan Flake …

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Health officials report first child flu death in Iowa

Public health officials in Iowa have confirmed the first pediatric flu death in the state this season. KGAN says the child's death was reported last week, though the report did not mention the child's age or location. The Iowa Department of Public Health said the pediatric influenza-related death serves as an "unfortunate reminder of the seriousness of influenza and the …

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23andMe's new diabetes test Have experts asked who it is for

On Sunday, the DNA test company 23andMe revealed a new genetic analysis that says they will tell their customers if they have an increased risk of developing the most common and preventable type of diabetes. The report – which has not been managed by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose type 2 diabetes – arrives as the disease …

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St Lucia on warning in the middle of reported dengue deaths in Martinique

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (CMC) – Health lovers in St. Lucia have issued a warning in the light of the reported deaths due to mosquito-borne disease, dengue, on the nearby French island of Martinique. "We ask people to be alert, warn," said Chief Medical Officer, Dr Merlene Frederick-James. "At this time, we do not see an increase in dengue cases, but …

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NYC club children shared on using ketamine for depression

The original club children who participated in the Special K are split over if the FDA's approval of a ketamine-like drug to treat depression is a good idea. James St. James, who wrote "Party Monster" about the debauched NYC club scene in the 80's and 90's, told me, "I was never depressed when I was at Special K. I'm all …

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Can some foods help with anxiety and depression?

As a child, food was a matter of happiness; every meal was taken at a table that was properly set and cooking it became central to my upbringing. On my mother's side I was standing on a pallet, I learned to carefully weigh ingredients, separate eggs and beat them with rage until they were obediently in snowy peaks, handling pastry …

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