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The Drug Industry's Triumph Over the DEA Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 October 2017 17:57

opioid-drugs-medicare Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein report on Oct. 15, 2017:

Amid a targeted lobbying effort, Congress weakened the DEA's ability to go after drug distributors, even as opioid-related deaths continued to rise, a Washington Post and 60 Minutes investigation finds.

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Last Updated on Friday, 20 October 2017 17:37
 
Cancer and obesity Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 October 2017 16:31

A Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) post dated 10/3/17 examines the relationship between cancer and obesity:

Overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 different types of cancer. These cancers make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed. About 2 in 3 occur in adults 50-74 years old. Most types of these cancers associated with overweight and obesity increased from 2005-2014. More than half of Americans don't know that overweight and obesity can increase their risk for cancer. Many things are associated with cancer, but avoiding tobacco use and keeping a healthy weight are among the most important things people can do to lower their risk of getting cancer.
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 09 October 2017 17:16
 
New STD Cases Hit Record High in U.S. Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 October 2017 00:00

Sandee LaMotte reports for CNN on September 28, 2017:

In 2016, Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
 
"STDs are out of control with enormous health implications for Americans," said David Harvey, Executive Director of the National Coalition of STD Directors. The coalition represents state, local and territorial health departments who focus on preventing STDs. "If not treated, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis can have serious consequences, such as infertility, neurological issues, and an increased risk for HIV," said Harvey.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 October 2017 18:31
 
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 00:00
 
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