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|A 'family curse': First insomnia, then death
Their mothers came down with a deadly insomnia. Did they inherit it?
POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 1:30 AM
|Mysterious, deadly insomnia for over 200 years
A family suffered from a mysterious, deadly insomnia for over 200 years. But one of them decided it was time to stop suffering in silence.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 9:45 AM
|Doctors thought she was psychotic, but her body was attacking her brain
Emily Gavigan was convinced that a nearby truck was following her. Someone was after her.
POSTED AUGUST 29, 2017 10:18 PM
|A 'disorder of deception': When a mom makes her child sick
"I never saw it coming," said Susan, whose family requested that we not use their last names.
POSTED AUGUST 15, 2017 11:32 AM
|Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2½ months
Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, but also shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2.5 months off our lives, according to a new analysis published in the medical journal JAMA.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 4:33 PM
|The opioid crisis took this 8-year-old's father away
It all started with pain killers after a dentist appointment. Now, Drake, a 32-year-old from Columbus, Ohio has struggled with opioid abuse for more than a decade.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 1:07 AM
|When caring for a sick pet becomes burdensome
Caring for a chronically or terminally ill pet could be putting your own mental health at risk, a new paper suggests. Here are strategies that might help alleviate pet caregiver burden.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 3:59 PM
|The psychological aftermath of hurricanes
The torrential rains may have ended, yet many people in Texas and Florida continue to feel the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in unseen though dramatic ways.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 8:21 PM
|The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says
Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday. Adding to the concern: It is likely that the speed of increasing resistance will outpace the slow drug development process.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 10:01 PM
|41 state attorneys general subpoena opioid manufacturers and distributors
A coalition of 41 states' attorneys general have served five major opioid manufacturers and three drug distributors with subpoenas seeking information about how these companies marketed and distributed prescription opioids.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 9:00 PM