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Your sweet tooth could be deadly: researchers have found that 25,000 people died from drinking sugary beverages in the US in 2010 – and 180,000 have died worldwide. The data presents new evidence on the public health hazard triggered by artificial drinks. Nearly half of all Americans, 48 percent, last year were drinking at least […]

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When Vince Wilson, 44, was in his early 20s, he considered being a doctor, yet his own insecurities held him back. “The bottom line is, I never thought I was smart enough,” he says. Instead, he focused his interest on other fields in medicine, becoming an x-ray technician, an EMT, a certified nursing assistant and […]

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LOS ANGELES – Officials have issued a health warning about a tuberculosis outbreak that could be spreading in parts of Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, TB is spreading through the city’s homeless population. There have been about 80 cases since 2007, including 11 deaths. The department has been […]

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Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to risks from these medicines. “The big picture is that this is a big problem that has gotten much worse quickly,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease […]

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