Health

Bridgeton landfill, West Lake landfill in distance. Taken Oct. 2015
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Kevin Killeen
September 21, 2018 - 4:32 pm
The report found air samples from 2013 through 2016 showed levels of sulfur-based pollution high enough to aggravate respiratory and cardiopulminary diseases.
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Elderly woman in nursing home, wrinkled hand with clearly visible veins holding walking quad cane
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September 21, 2018 - 10:30 am
Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. One big question--can it be prevented?
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 Narcan (naloxone) will be used to help deal with overdoses of opiates and opioids in the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) school system.
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Brett Blume
September 19, 2018 - 3:41 pm
Would you know how to give someone Narcan, or naloxone, in the event of a drug overdose?
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September 18, 2018 - 8:44 am
"Having them in this sort of device is just very, very dangerous," says SLU Care's Dr. Ken Haller.
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Aspirin pills being poured from the bottle.
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September 17, 2018 - 5:34 pm
New research suggests taking a daily aspirin offers few appreciable health benefits for healthy older adults.
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September 17, 2018 - 12:41 pm
Would you drink pot-infused Coke?
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Happy New Year Fitness Resolution with pink and blur dumbbells and tape measure with white block calendar for January 1st.
New Year Fitness Resolution. Celebrate, date.
September 17, 2018 - 9:02 am
Missouri is the 17th heaviest state in the nation with an obesity rate of 32.5 percent
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pink pills
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September 17, 2018 - 7:38 am
Police are still trying to confirm whether "Pink Death" is in the area, but there are indications it's here.
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This Aug. 29, 2018 photo shows an arrangement of prescription Oxycodone pills in New York. Figures from a 2017 survey released on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, show fewer people used heroin for the first time compared to the previous year, and fewer Americans misusing or addicted to prescription opioid painkillers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 14, 2018 - 1:19 pm
Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first time compared to the previous year. The number of new users of heroin decreased from 170,000 in 2016 to 81,000 in...
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Jan. 30, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address from the House chamber of the United States Capitol. Mandatory Credit: Jasper Colt-USA TODAY
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September 13, 2018 - 6:03 pm
Maria Chappelle-Nadal is calling on Congress to pass a law requiring all presidential candidates undergo mental health screening.
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