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Overdose deaths from cocaine rising dramatically

(HealthDay)—While opioids were grabbing the headlines, cocaine overdose deaths in the United States have marched upward, nearly tripling over five years, a new government report shows. After a period of stability, cocaine-induced deaths rose by about 27% per year, on average, from 2013 through 2018, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Cannabidiol: Rising star or popular fad?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has become a household name. On many social media sites, people suggest “but have you tried CBD oil?” on posts pertaining to any health-related issue. CBD, a minor constituent of marijuana, is widely touted as nature’s miracle by CBD enthusiasts. It does not get people high, unlike marijuana’s main constituent, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). […]

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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 […]

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ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 — The number of ADHD diagnoses among children has risen dramatically in the past two decades, going from 6 percent to 10 percent, a new report shows. However, it’s still an open question whether all of these diagnoses represent a true increase in ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) among kids, said […]

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Rising air ambulance bills hit patients with added shock

A helicopter trip to a hospital may not be the only shock a patient faces after a bad accident. The next one could hit when the bill arrives. Rides in so-called air ambulances can lead to bills of more than $20,000 depending on a person’s coverage, and insurance experts say big invoices are becoming more […]