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Opioids Tied to Many Medication Poisoning Deaths

Medication poisoning deaths have increased in recent years. But they appear to have risen the most with one type of medication.

WHO Issues Update on Ebola Situation

Earlier this week, President Obama announced US troop assistance to curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. But even as more international partners offer their support, cases of infection continue to rise.

Supplements May Not Help With Cataracts

Despite a suggestion raised by animal research, vitamin E and selenium don’t seem to play a part in protecting against cataracts, a new study suggests.

Working Long Hours May Increase Heart Disease Risk

Working very long work hours can cause family problems and dissatisfaction with your job, but new research suggests it may also hurt your heart.

UK Trial of Ebola Vaccine Begins

Ruth Atkins, 48, was the first volunteer to receive a candidate Ebola vaccine in a University of Oxford trial Thursday.

California Hit Hard by West Nile

The buzzing and itching of mosquitoes can sometimes be more than annoying — it can be dangerous. This is a fact people across the US have come face to face with this summer.

Generic Statins May Be More Beneficial Than Brand Names

Generic statins may have more going for them than just being cheaper. Patients may be more likely to take them as directed, and they may keep patients healthier than brand names.

FDA Approves Rx for Erectile Dysfunction

Some medications for erectile dysfunction (ED) like Viagra can take up to an hour to begin working before sex. But the Us Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medicine Thursday that can act in 15 minutes.

Enterovirus D68 Continues to Spread

Respiratory illness cases caused by enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) are increasing in several states, and Missouri and Illinois have been the hardest hit.

Ultrasound May Be Better Option for Kidney Stone Detection

CT scans and ultrasounds are both imaging techniques used to find kidney stones, and new research suggests they are both effective. But one option may expose patients to less radiation.