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374 People Used California's Assisted Death Law In 2017About 90 percent were more than 60 years of age, about 95 percent were insured and about 83 percent were receiving hospice or similar care.
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New Research Suggests Drinking Fluids Before Surgery Can Aid RecoveryThe typical instructions before surgery had been nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Now, doctors are saying you can have something to drink up to two hours before.
Viral Video: Woman Drinks Dogs Urine, Claims It Helps Her AcneA woman claims that drinking dog urine cleared her skin of acne and helped her overcome depression in new viral video.
False Alarm: Polio Has Not Returned To Venezuela, WHO ReportsA child in Venezuela who was reported to have a common symptom of polio does not have the viral disease, World Health Organization said.
FDA Warns Consumers In California And 10 Other States Of Salmonella Contamination In Pre-Cut MelonAlabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee have been added to the list of states where cut melon may be contaminated with salmonella, the US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. This brings the total number of states to 23.
Over 200 Common Drugs May Cause Depression, Report WarnsHealth professionals are issuing a disturbing warning about common medications after finding that hundreds of drugs are putting people at risk of developing depression.
Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Water SystemA potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been found again in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.
Idaho Child Diagnosed With Plague; Only 5th Case In State HistoryA child in Elmore County, Idaho is recovering from plague in the first human case of the bacterial disease in Idaho since 1992.
How Did A Tick Bite Temporarily Paralyze A 5-year-old Girl?A five-year-old girl in Mississippi temporarily lost the ability to walk after she developed "tick paralysis," a rare condition caused by tick bites.
Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?A new federal government survey found that about one-quarter of Americans "acquire" nearly 1,300 calories at work every week.
Study: Suicide Rates On The Rise Across The USIn the wake of Kate Spade's and Anthony Bourdain's suicide, a newly released study says suicide rates have increased nearly 30 percent in the U.S. in the last 20 years.