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Profiles of "getting destroyed" Problems with opioid addiction treatment in US prisons: shots

A new book by anthropologist and physician Kimberly Sue tells the stories of women navigating opioid addiction during and after prison. Catie Dull / NPR hide captions switch captions Catie Dull / NPR A new book by anthropologist and physician Kimberly Sue tells the stories of women navigating opioid addiction during and after prison. Catie Dull / NPR Dr. Kimberly …

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Cholesterol, heart attacks decrease due to advances in health

Break out the bacon! Cholesterol levels are falling across the country – and patients have fewer heart attacks, thanks to new treatment methods and more cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study has found. Average levels of "bad cholesterol" dipped 21 points and the risk of heart attack and stroke is down 15 to 20 percent in more than 32,000 patients observed …

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New research explains how HIV avoids being ZAPped

Illustration of RNA bound to zinc-finger antiviral protein (ZAP). ZAP binds cytosine and guanine dinucleotides in viral RNA to prevent the virus from replicating and spreading infection. The specialized sites for cytosine and guanine are highlighted in yellow. Credit: Rajani Aroroa, U-M Life Sciences Institute. Humans have developed dynamic defense mechanisms against viruses that try to infect our bodies – …

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Weapon injured person gets double lung transplants at Detroit hospital

DETROIT – Doctors at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital performed a double-lung transplant on a person with a vaping-related lung injury. The hospital system announced Monday that it believes it is the first in the country to carry out the operation on someone who had irreparable lung injury from steam. It plans to hold a news conference Tuesday to offer more …

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Seattle children shut down 11 operating rooms due to mold problems

Seattle Barns has currently closed 11 of its operating rooms after air tests conducted this weekend detected mold in several areas. The move comes several months after one person died and five others fell ill due to a mold infection at the hospital. "On November 10, routine air test results revealed the presence of Aspergillus in three of our operating …

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Eat for my endometriosis when the answers are difficult

Since that visit with OBGYN's dietician, I have learned a lot about anti-inflammatory diets and the Mediterranean diet (a type of anti-inflammatory diet) and the effects they can have on them with various diseases and conditions, including endometriosis. Eating more leafy vegetables, healthy fats and whole grains has been widely recommended to reduce the inflammation associated with chronic conditions that …

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These are the signs of diabetes in children

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Vox Sentences: The Bad E in E-Cigarettes

Vox Sentences is your daily perception of what is happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter delivered directly to your inbox Monday through Friday, or see the Vox Sentences Archive for previous issues. A "Very Strong Sins" in Vaping Diseases The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews vitamin E oil in THC vape products for …

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