• 1 in 4 fatal drug overdoses linked to heroin in 2015 — CDC
1 in 4 fatal drug overdoses linked to heroin in 2015 — CDC

In 2015, that number increased more than fourfold to 12,989 heroin-related overdose deaths, according to aReuters report citing data from the NCHS. The states with the highest rates were: West Virginia, with 41.5 per 100,000; New Hampshire, with 34.3; and Kentucky and OH each with 29.9. When compared to the national total of drug deaths in th...

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  • Talks with Netanyahu constructive, says Australian leader
Talks with Netanyahu constructive, says Australian leader

To the extent wheeler-dealer Trump was presenting a coherent policy during his press conference, he was expressing exactly that kind of open-mindedness. "My government will not support one-sided resolutions criticizing Israel of the kind recently adopted by the UN Security Council and we deplore the boycott campaigns created to delegitimize" Israel...

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  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to delayed brain development
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to delayed brain development

Nevertheless, these did point to a number of brain differences in ADHD. They analyzed MRI data from 1,713 people with ADHD and 1,529 controls ranging in age from 4 to 63 years. Despite the large numbers of participants of all ages, the study was not created to investigate how ADHD might develop over a person's lifetime. The differences in brai...

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  • Flu deaths on the rise in Idaho
Flu deaths on the rise in Idaho

The eight new deaths were reported between February 5 and February 11, bringing the total to 32 deaths for the season, which began officially on October 2 previous year, according to the North Carolina Division of Public Health. The Shelby County Health Department also wants to remind people to wash their hands often and stay home if they are feeli...

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  • Jakarta election heads for second round as Ahok holds narrow lead
Jakarta election heads for second round as Ahok holds narrow lead

Numerous 7.1 million residents eligible to vote posted photos on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram, displaying ink-stained fingers to show they had cast ballots. They attended the latest anti-Ahok protest - a prayer rally at the Istiqlal Mosque on Saturday, and even reiterated the claim that Muslims shouldn't have non-Muslim leaders.

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  • PM Modi likes peeping into bathrooms: Rahul Gandhi
PM Modi likes peeping into bathrooms: Rahul Gandhi

In a joint press conference with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow earlier in the day, Gandhi said, "The Prime Minister only enjoys sitting in front of Google and peeping into other people's bathroom". Three years ago, the BJP won a stunning victory in the state during national elections, helping it get the biggest parliament...

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  • Protesters flock to Livonia Planned Parenthood
Protesters flock to Livonia Planned Parenthood

Some of the demonstrations were met with counter-protests by Planned Parenthood supporters. Tiffany Harms, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, said the opposition's use of the word "defunding" is a misnomer.

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  • World Cup Preparation Is Costing Qatar $500 Million Per Week
World Cup Preparation Is Costing Qatar $500 Million Per Week

More than US$200 billion (€187 billion) will be spent in total in preparation for 2022. The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is reported to have cost $11bn (£8.8bn) to host, while Russian Federation increased government spending on the 2018 World Cup by $321m to $10.7bn.

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  • Planned Parenthood sets 'abortion quotas,' former employees say
Planned Parenthood sets 'abortion quotas,' former employees say

Do not weaken New Hampshire's or America's backbone for women's health care that affects all of us! Karl Eastlund, the chief executive officer of the Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, still keenly remembers being woken up by a 4 a.m.

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  • 'Dripping' new trend among teens who vape, researchers say
'Dripping' new trend among teens who vape, researchers say

It has grown in popularity because it produces a stronger hit, a thicker cloud of vapor, and increased taste. Dripping may expose users to higher levels of nicotine as well as to harmful non-nicotine toxins, like acetaldehyde and formaldehyde, which are carcinogens.

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  • February Go Red campaign brings awareness to women, heart disease
February Go Red campaign brings awareness to women, heart disease

Catherine Hospital, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. Everyone is encouraged to wear red that day. By going red, we remind women, and all of us, about the importance of taking care of our hearts. With over one in three women living with a form of cardiovascular disease, according to the AHA, almost half of those who are age 20 or over are black.

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  • Miss Universe participants represent their nations at National Costume Show
Miss Universe participants represent their nations at National Costume Show

Rob Goldstone, former journalist, publicist and global marketing director, said: "The new Miss Universe should be someone who uses this incredible platform for the good of humanity". The country hosted it for the first time in 1974 also a year after Margie Moran won the crown in 1973. "They are back & ready for anything!" These are among some...

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  • The Pro Bowl's Skill Competitions Were Surprisingly Fun
The Pro Bowl's Skill Competitions Were Surprisingly Fun

Next it was the Power Relay Challenge featuring a wall lift by Von Miller, a weight pull by Miller and Geno Atkins, a weight push with Miller, Atkins, and Joe Thomas, and a dash through a foam wall by Jay Ajayi. The marquee event of the evening was dodgeball , which the NFC once again dominated. This gave the NFC 1 point. But on the rare occasio...

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  • Bank robber says rather be in jail that with wife
Bank robber says rather be in jail that with wife

An FBI agent says Ripple had argued with his wife earlier and told her in writing he'd 'rather be in jail than at home'. The elderly thief, who now faces 20 years in a federal lockup, strolled into Bank of Labor on Minnesota Avenue and passed a teller a note that read, " I have a gun, give me money ".

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  • Roethlisberger Unsure of Return
Roethlisberger Unsure of Return

When asked if he's indeed coming back, Roethlisberger followed up with: "Like I said, I'm going to take some time and evaluate with my family and really do a lot of praying about it and make sure it's the right thing for my family". As Tomlin put it, "he is the most significant component in what it is we do". "We'll plan and react accordingly". A...

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  • Public health experts concerned over soaring flu cases
Public health experts concerned over soaring flu cases

Because flu is often underreported, Duchin said the likely number of deaths attritubed to complications from the flu, such as pneumonia, is probably considerably higher. When entering and leaving a patient's room, everyone should wash their hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand foam/gel. We asked Dr.

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  • Pro-golfer reportedly kills himself
Pro-golfer reportedly kills himself

Former South African pro golfer Wayne Westner shot and killed himself on Wednesday after allegedly holding his wife hostage at a Pennington, South Africa, residence, according to multiple published reports. Lieutenant Colonel Thilani Zwane, a spokesperson for the South African Police Service, confirmed the deceased was the 55-year-old golfer, who...

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  • Train derailment injures more than 100 in Brooklyn
Train derailment injures more than 100 in Brooklyn

An estimated 600 people were on the train when the crash occurred. The NTSB has not said whether that was a factor, but investigators in their preliminary report said the train was traveling at twice the posted speed limit. The train reportedly went up and over the block, knocking the wheels off the first vehicle and an axle off the rails. "It ...

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  • Keeping your fitness New Year's resolutions
Keeping your fitness New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions are the flawless opportunity for all those who failed to start making the changes they said they would make. Birnbaum says people also make resolutions to lose weight for the wrong reasons. One day off is not a failure - it is just life. Keeping track of what you eat and how much you eat will also help shed pounds. Just i...

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  • BP winning bidder for Woolworths' fuel business
BP winning bidder for Woolworths' fuel business

BP also owns the Kwinana oil refinery in Western Australia state, and stakes in the active North West Shelf liquefied natural gas facility and proposed Browse gas-export venture. The purchase by BP represents a departure from the trend of recent years that's seen a smaller proportion of Australia's retail fuel operators being owned by major oil com...

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  • We finally have an Ebola vaccine that's up to 100% effective
We finally have an Ebola vaccine that's up to 100% effective

The study , led by the World Health Organisation ( WHO ), was the first to find a way to stop infection from the pathogen. Of the more than 6,000 people injected with the Ebola vaccine only two showed serious adverse effects, the study reported.

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  • Videocast: A look at your Christmas Eve/Day forecast
Videocast: A look at your Christmas Eve/Day forecast

Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour. Wed: High: 56 Low: 33 Mostly sunny. South wind 10 to 13 miles per hour becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind around 6 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Tonight A 50 percent chance of snow after2am. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

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  • Several people hurt in Manhattan fire
Several people hurt in Manhattan fire

Officials said that three firefighters and three civilians who "were injured and taken to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening". "Fire in our building and we are trapped inside on 7th floor". NBC News reported that children were seen being carried out of the building. Four ...

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  • This little boys reaction to being adopted will melt your heart
This little boys reaction to being adopted will melt your heart

His new family noted that Michael came to them in 2015 as a shy boy, but became more outgoing and confident as time went on. "I just tweeted, I was like, we are his forever family", said Dea. "It felt like he was a part of our family right from the start", Montgomery said, calling him her "valentine baby". He had spent 832 days in foster care.

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  • An Apple Manufacturing Plant in India? Don't Tell Trump
An Apple Manufacturing Plant in India? Don't Tell Trump

The idea of Apple manufacturing its products in India is nothing new, but Apple is seriously considering it now, according to The Wall Street Journal . In October 2015, an entry-level 16GB iPhone 6S cost $955 in India compared to $845 in France, the second most expensive place to buy an iPhone. The retail stores have always been an important...

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  • Four More Officials Charged Over Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis
Four More Officials Charged Over Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis

Howard Croft, who was Flint's director of the Department of Public Works, and Daugherty Johnson, who was the department's utilities director, were each charged with false pretenses and conspiracy to commit false pretenses. During a news conference, there was no allegation by Schuette that Earley and Ambrose personally gained from the bond deal ...

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  • ME elector says he is voting for Sanders
ME elector says he is voting for Sanders

Bright described himself not as a Clinton elector, but instead as a "Democratic elector" who represents Democrats in Maine. Elector David Bright says he will be voting for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The casting of votes by Maine's presidential electors is being accompanied by boisterous protests. "I can't do anything to change the results of...

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  • Guardiola lauds City spirit against 'lucky' Arsenal
Guardiola lauds City spirit against 'lucky' Arsenal

Raheem Sterling struck a 71st-minute victor, but Wenger felt Silva's attempt to play the ball in front of goalkeeper Petr Cech should have seen the goal ruled out. "But we were caught cold in the second half and we dropped physically". On the south coast, Southampton found the answer to their recent lack of goals in Jay Rodriguez, who scored twic...

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  • This Week in Zika: 6% Rate of Birth Defects in US
This Week in Zika: 6% Rate of Birth Defects in US

ABC News reports , the CDC warning came following five locally documented cases of Zika in the area. "Women who plan to become pregnant at this time are encouraged to take all measures to prevent themselves from being bitten by mosquitoes, and thereby, decrease their risk of becoming infected with the Zika virus sisease".

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  • Woman Has Baby In UK From Ovary Frozen In Childhood
Woman Has Baby In UK From Ovary Frozen In Childhood

Mrs Al Matrooshi, a Dubai national, was born with beta thalassaemia , an inherited blood disorder that is fatal if untreated. She had chemotherapy and a bone-marrow transplant in 2001 when she was 9, and because chemotherapy damages the ovaries, she had her right ovary removed and frozen first.

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  • Law enforcement promises zero tolerance for holiday drunken drivers
Law enforcement promises zero tolerance for holiday drunken drivers

Overtime for task force officers is covered by federal funding administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (WisDOT) Bureau of Transportation Safety. Brown-Forman, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, the Volunteers of America and LMPD are teaming up on the " Drive Sober or get Pulled Over " campaign.

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  • Kirk Cameron 'Heartbroken' Over Death of 'TV Dad' Alan Thicke
Kirk Cameron 'Heartbroken' Over Death of 'TV Dad' Alan Thicke

Thicke's agent Tracy Mapes said in a statement, "Today the world lost an awesome talent". He composed several popular theme songs, including the original theme for "The Wheel of Fortune " and other shows including " The Facts of Life " and "Diff'rent Strokes".

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  • No serious injury for Manchester United defender Bailly
No serious injury for Manchester United defender Bailly

After their impressive 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, Manchester United will be hoping to see off more London opposition when they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace on Wednesday. "Of course he has a problem but he showed unbelievable character to try and try until he had to come off". " We don't know [yet]"....

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  • Obama administration bars states from withholding federal funds for Planned Parenthood
Obama administration bars states from withholding federal funds for Planned Parenthood

And how, because of the hubub around this perfectly legal procedure, Planned Parenthood stopped collecting reimbursement fees on the costs associated with those donations, even though federal law also allowed them to do that? The bishops' organization argued that "states should retain the discretion to determine which subrecipients are best sui...

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  • Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat
Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

The report also found that secondhand aerosol that is exhaled into the air by e-cigarette users can expose others to potentially harmful chemicals. "While in an ideal world no one would start using nicotine, if electronic cigarette use is reducing the number of people taking up smoking, then there are clear public health gains".

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