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Counterfeit pills linked to four San Diego-area deaths in 24-hour span

Fox News Flash top headlines for July 25 Fox News Flash top headlines for July 25 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com Counterfeit pills that are traded and sold in the San Diego area with the promise of a "painkiller high" are believed to be linked to four overdose deaths in a one-day span, authorities said Thursday. Detectives responded […]

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Deaths from falls among older Americans are on the rise

New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention. A separate study bolsters evidence that programs focusing on improving muscle strength and balance can help achieve that goal. Both studies were published Tuesday in the […]

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Ex-doctor in Texas sentenced to 20 years in prison over opioid deaths

Howard Gregg Diamond, a Texas doctor who wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. (Fannin County Sheriff’s Office) A former North Texas pain management doctor was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for prescribing painkillers that […]

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Why have asthma deaths risen by a quarter in ten years?

Why have asthma deaths risen by a quarter in ten years? Fears grow that London’s choking pollution lies behind the death of a nine-year-old girl Ella Kissi-Debrah, from Lewisham, died of an asthma attack on February 15, 2013 The original inquest concluded she had died from acute respiratory failure  But an expert who has examined […]