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US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

ABC27.com / News 23 sources

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows. The drop in teen…

Female body builder dies from eating too much protein

25-year-old bodybuilder Meegan Hefford, from West Australia, was found unconscious in her apartment and rushed to hospital. She died two days later. It wasn't until her death that doctors discovered Hefford had been living with a rare…

No action required against anyone in Rohith Vemula suicide case, says Centre

The Hindu 8 sources

His suicide was “wholly a decision of his own” and that evidence indicate he is not a Dalit, says Justice Roopanwal Commission report.

Teen Drug Overdoses Doubled From 1999 to 2015, CDC Reveals

NBC News / News 5 sources

The death rate for overdosing teens in 2015 was twice as high as the rate in 1999, but not as high as it was in 2007.

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Gorakhpur hospital deaths not due to oxygen shortage: central probe team

The Hindu 3 sources

The number of deaths have reduced compared to last year, says the team.


Doctor says nail punctured Wisconsin man's heart

CTV News / World 9 sources

A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking…


Bella Hadid slammed for Vogue Arabia cover: 'Watered down representation of Middle Eastern culture'

Supermodel said she is 'honoured' to be photographed by iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld.


From carpet to cape: How to make your own Jon Snow coat from an Ikea rug

You might not want the life of Game of Thrones character Jon Snow, but now his coat can be yours.


Woman born without vagina raising money so she can have sex with boyfriend

New York Post 10 sources

The family of a woman born without a vagina has launched a crowd-funding campaign for surgery that would allow her to have sex with her boyfriend. Kaylee Moats, from Arizona, suffers from Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser syndrome (MRKH) —…


Demand for care home places to soar by more than three quarters in less than 20 years, study shows

The Independent 12 sources

Almost 190,000 more people aged 65 years or older will require care by 2035, marking a rise of 86 per cent, according to a new study published in The Lancet iStock Demand for care home places will almost double within the next 20 years, a…

The best restaurant in every state in the US

The US has no shortage of outstanding restaurants that serve everything from flavour-packed amuse-bouches to hand-crafted desserts. To find the best one that each state (and Washington, DC) has to offer, we sifted through our list of the…


South Carolina sues drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma over opioid crisis

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing, with the state’s top prosecutor suing the maker of OxyContin.


UK needs 71,000 more care home places in eight years, study predicts

Britain faces a worsening social care crisis with people living longer but with substantial care needs, researchers say

IKEA will show you how to dress like a 'Game of Thrones' character for cheap

IKEA is helping out "Games of Thrones" fans by showing them how to get an authentic Winterfell look.


Texas governor signs bill to limit insurance coverage for abortions

Reuters / Politics 21 sources

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Republican governor of Texas signed into law on Tuesday a measure that will restrict insurance coverage for abortions, compelling women to buy a supplemental plan if they want coverage for the procedure.


Scientists Finally Unlock the Recipe For Magic Mushrooms

Gizmodo 2 sources

Based on prior reporting from field work and various sources, this reporter can confidently conclude that magic mushrooms are very chill. There’s more than college weekends to back that stance up, though. Past research has suggested they…

Tuesday, Aug 15

Fleas test positive for plague bacteria in parts of Arizona

Fox News / Health 8 sources

Fleas carrying the plague have been found in some parts of Arizona, according to health officials. On Friday (Aug. 11), the Navajo County Health Department (NCHD) announced that fleas collected in the town of Taylor, Arizona, had tested…

Half a Million People in Yemen Had Cholera This Year. That’s the Worst Outbreak Ever Recorded

TIME / World 25 sources

More than half a million people in Yemen are believed to have been infected with cholera since the start of this year amid the worst outbreak of the deadly water-borne disease ever recorded.

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals

BBC / Health 15 sources

More than 200 patients have been infected, but none has died, Public Health England confirms.

Monday, Aug 14

Plague-carrying fleas confirmed in Northern Arizona

MLive.com / News 27 sources

Bubonic plague is believed to be the cause of the Black Death that swept through Asia, Europe, and Africa in the 14th century and killed an estimated 50 million people.

Sacked Gorakhpur Paediatrician Made A 'Scapegoat,' Say Doctors in Delhi

NDTV.com 15 sources

Doctors at Delhi's AIIMS have alleged that a paediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan has been made a "scapegoat" at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, where more 60 children died last week. Dr Khan, who...

UPMC announces deal to acquire Pinnacle Health

ABC27.com 5 sources

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania's largest health system, says it has reached a deal to acquire Pinnacle HealthSyst…

The Latest: Victim's friend calls her death an act of terror

Times Union / News 38 sources

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on incidents related to violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead (all times local)

Sunday, Aug 13

5 Die While Using Weight Loss Balloons, FDA Says

NBC News / News 13 sources

Five people have died soon after getting gastric balloons fitted to help them with weight loss, the FDA said.

80,000 people hit the streets of Sydney for fun run

Reuters / Lifestyle 10 sources

More than 80,000 runners take part in Sydney's annual City2Surf race with the 2016 champion defending his title in 42 minutes and 16 seconds. No reporter narration.

Lawmaker seeks probe after AP reveals maggots in NY facility

SFGate / News 14 sources

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state lawmaker is demanding a federal investigation into New York state's care for the disabled following a recent Associated Press story that revealed the case of a man infested with maggots in a state-run…

Saturday, Aug 12

Illinois names 6 insurers to take part in overhauled Medicaid managed care

More than half a million Illinois residents on Medicaid are about to see major changes in their coverage as the state slashes in half the number of insurers in its Medicaid managed care program. The Illinois Department of Healthcare and…

Breastfeeding mother who accidentally suffocated her newborn sues US hospital

Stuff.co.nz / World 27 sources

US woman Monica Thompson had given birth to her first child, a baby boy, and was almost ready to take him home from the hospital.

Friday, Aug 11

Contaminated eggs scare grows as UK supermarkets pull products

The Guardian 99 sources

Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda withdraw items as FSA says 700,000 contaminated eggs have reached Britain

30 children die in Gorakhpur hospital

The Hindu 47 sources

District Magistrate denies deaths were shortage of oxygen supply, but gives no reason for the large number of deaths including 17 in the neo-natal ward of the Baba Raghav Das Medical College.

Eggs scandal: EU food safety chief calls for end to 'blaming'

BBC / Europe 76 sources

The EU food safety chief says he wants an end to "blaming and shaming" over the contamination scare.

Scientists Have Shown That In The Future We Could All Be Getting Pig Organs

Scientists may have stumbled upon a solution to stop the 500 people who die in the UK every year waiting for an organ transplant - pigs.