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Marijuana may reduce painkiller overdoses

Health - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:13am
States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Human trial of Ebola vaccine to start this week

Health - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:13am
A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa.
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Junk food does more than make you fat

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:04pm
Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. This week we look at salt intake and its impact on MS; junk food and the damage it does to your desire to eat healthy; how drinking coffee may help you keep your teeth; and how more parents have their kids vaccinated.
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Fifth country confirms Ebola

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:27pm
The West African country has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its borders with Guinea.
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This is your brain on heroin

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:26pm
Sanjay Gupta explains what happens to your brain on opiates, the key ingredient in heroin and other powerful narcotics.
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Call for e-cigarette crackdown

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:40am
The World Health Organization is calling for strict regulations on e-cigarettes.
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Surgical 'black box' coming soon

Health - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:59am
Researchers are working on a tracking device like the ones placed in airplanes that records surgeons' movements during an operation.
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Ebola outbreak death toll passes 1,550

Health - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:45am
The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
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Being an addict's mom

Health - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:31am
How do parents of addicts help their children without enabling them? CNN's Kelly Wallace gets a painfully honest look at what it's like to be in this situation.
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'Meat & potatoes' of fighting drugs

Health - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:25am
Heroin use has surged in cities across the U.S. CNN joins Detective David Betz as he and a confidential informant work to get illegal drugs off the streets.
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Ebola doctors volunteer despite risk

Health - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:21am
Healthcare workers in Liberia carry on despite the growing number of casualties among their own. Nima Elbagir reports.
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Ebola outbreak 'worse than I'd feared'

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:26pm
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden is in Liberia, one of four countries affected by the largest Ebola outbreak on record.
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'Suicide tourism' has doubled

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:40am
More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland for the "sole purpose of committing suicide" between 2008 and 2012.
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45 sickened by raw milk in Utah

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:39am
Cases of campylobacteriosis, a common diarrheal infection, have been linked to raw milk or cream purchased at a local dairy farm.
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120 health care workers dead

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:23am
CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses why 120 healthcare workers died from the Ebola virus.
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Medical evidence of white privilege?

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:22am
Jean Casarez sets out to find out why blacks and other minorities have higher infant mortality rates and health issues.
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Questions linger about effects of Fukushima

Health - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:06am
Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.
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Adding years to your life

Health - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:03pm
CNN's Holly Firfer tells us how to add years to your life and life to your years.
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Transgender woman feels 'complete'

Health - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:47pm
Devin Payne had gone years without health insurance. Then Obamacare opened the door for her gender reassignment surgery.
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6 yoga poses to help with sciatica

Health - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:44pm
Sciatica is a real pain in the butt -- and sometimes also in the leg and foot. See six yoga poses that can help provide sciatic pain relief.
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