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Perspectives: Until Fentanyl Flow From China Ceases, Deaths Will Mount; Enforce Laws To Help Kids In Foster Care

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on issues stemming from the opioid...
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Young Pa. Mayor’s Fatal Fentanyl Overdose A Snapshot Of Epidemic That Is Still Gripping Nation

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Brandon Wentz was only 24 when he had to resign as mayor from a small Pennsylvania town because his family was moving. The day after he wrote his resignation letter, he died of an overdose. Other news on the national drug crisis is reported from Michigan, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Texas and...
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Michael Bloomberg: Here Is $50 Million To Address The Opioid Crisis

Dec 10, 2018 , Forbes
For the third year in a row, U.S. life expectancy has dropped. Overdose rates jumped by 9.6% from 2016 to 2017. Here is what Bloomberg Philanthropies' new investment will...
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New Approach to Opioid Crisis: Supervised Heroin Injection Programs?

Dec 08, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: New Approach to Opioid Crisis: Supervised Heroin Injection Programs?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 12:00:00...
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Can Supervised Heroin Programs Help Opioid Crisis?

Dec 08, 2018 , WebMD
To assess the effectiveness of heroin-assisted treatment, the researchers examined evidence from Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United...
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Teens’ Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery Can Often Open The Door To Opioid Addiction

Dec 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In the year following the surgery, close to 6 percent of patients who left their dentist’s office with a prescription for opioids had a “health care encounter” in which a diagnosis of opioid abuse was documented. That’s well over 10 times the rate at which a comparison group. In other news on the crisis: addiction counselors, life insurance and naloxone, supervised injection sites, and...
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Public Health Roundup: Easier Foster Care Guidelines; First Baby Born Via Uterus Transplant From Deceased Donor

Dec 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
As foster systems are strained across the country with an influx of children whose guardians have been effected by the opioid crisis, advocates are hopeful that new guidelines will make it easier to find them homes. Meanwhile, doctors are reporting the first successful birth of a baby that was carried via a uterus transplant from a deceased donor. In other public health news: how much sleep is too much sleep?; medical schools, products that trigger puberty, head-shaping baby helmets, and...
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State Highlights: Extent And Breadth Of Newark’s Water Crisis Still Unfolding; Study Finds Emergency Medical Services Take 10% Longer To Arrive In Poor Neighborhoods

Dec 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, Connecticut, Colorado, Georgia, Texas, Hawaii, California, Maryland, Minnesota, Oklahoma and...
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Substance Abuse Now Accounts For Nearly One Of Three Minnesota Children Being Removed From Their Homes

Dec 04, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The flood of children entering the state's care because of the opioid crisis is further straining a system already taxed. Meanwhile, a clinic in Virginia will be the first in the state to provide a program for pregnant women trying to fight addiction....
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FDA picks eight medical device firms to help battle opioid crisis

Dec 01, 2018 , Reuters
Eight medical device makers, including a startup that uses virtual reality to treat chronic pain, topped an innovation contest aimed at addressing the opioid crisis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday....
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Opioid Crisis, Suicides Driving Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

Dec 01, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioid Crisis, Suicides Driving Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2018 12:00:00...
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Colorado plans changes in mental health crisis-response system

Nov 21, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
State officials say an overhaul is needed to improve mobile crisis response, incorporate local mental health services that already exist and, more broadly, put separate people in charge of financial and clinical...
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In Theory, Efforts To Curb Smoking Could Offer Template For Reducing Alcohol Deaths. But Reality Is More Murky.

Nov 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Many roadblocks stand in the way to effectively addressing what has ballooned into a major public health crisis. "It's just so socially acceptable, especially among the people who write the laws," says Boston University professor David Jernigan. "It's the drug of choice and incredibly normalized for upper income people in the USA." In other public health news: the flu shot, contraception, scientific experiments, holiday eating, malaria, screen time for kids, and...
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A Unique New York Law Allows State To Collect Taxes From Opioid Makers To Defray Cost Of Crisis. Companies Are Not Happy About It.

Nov 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The state has sent the companies bills totaling about $600 million under the new Opioid Stewardship Act. In other news from the drug epidemic: pharmacists are trained on dispensing naloxone; a company hikes the price of an anti-overdose drug by 600 percent; Rhode Island develops a strategy to get prisoners effective addiction treatment; bixsexual women are more prone to misusing prescription opioids; and...
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Viewpoints: Approval Of New Opioid Is A Huge Mistake; Passage Of SUPPORT Act Is Just The Beginning Of Solving The Opioid Crisis

Nov 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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In-Depth: Technology's role in tackling the global mental health crisis

Nov 18, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
At this week's World Innovation Summit for Health in Doha, Qatar experts from around the world sat down to talk about the opportunities and challenges of employing digital health in the mental health...
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Beijing issues rare public warning on 'serious' swine fever crisis

Nov 17, 2018 , CNN Health
Chinese authorities have announced strict new measures in an attempt to halt the country's fast-growing African swine fever crisis, which has spread to 18 provinces and led to the culling of more than 200,000 pigs....
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New blow to China as African swine fever found in wild boar

Nov 17, 2018 , Reuters
China's efforts to stem the spread of African swine fever were dealt a fresh blow on Friday when the agricultural ministry confirmed it had found the first case in a wild boar, deepening a three-month-old crisis for the world's top pork producer....
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In-Depth: Technology's role in tackling global mental health crisis

Nov 17, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
At this week's World Innovation Summit for Health in Doha, Qatar experts from around the world sat down to talk about the opportunities and challenges of employing digital health in the mental health...
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How China can fix its eyesight crisis

Nov 16, 2018 , CNN Health
President Xi Jinping recently described myopia as an epidemic affecting China's younger generations....
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