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Suicide is the 10th most frequent cause of death in the U.S.; in 2016, there were nearly 45,000 suicides.
The CDC’s new 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey shows that 11.7 percent of high school students and 3.3 percent of middle school students comprised the 2.1 million youth using e-cigarettes in 2017.
If doctors adopt these more aggressive guidelines for treatment of high blood pressure in stroke survivors, researchers calculate that this could result in one-third fewer deaths.
Currently, many cancers progress undetected until the chances for successful treatment and cure are low. This new test can detect cancers early, before symptoms appear.
Researchers have developed an effective intervention consisting of 20 minutes of meditation immediately followed by 30 minutes of aerobic exercise for women with sexual violence-based PTSD.
Hospira is recalling two lots of naloxone – an antidote for opioid overdose – because of the possible presence of particulate matter on the syringe plunger.