New hepatitis C infections triple due to opioid epidemic

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New hepatitis C infections triple due to opioid epidemic

FOX 61
New hepatitis C virus infections in the United States nearly tripled between the years 2010 and 2015. The number of new nationally reported infections with the virus swelled from 850 in 2010 to 2,436 cases in 2015, with the highest rates among young

Your sense of smell is more powerful than you might think

Bangor Daily News
Humans have a centuries-old reputation as poor smellers. We can see more colors than the average mammal, but our noses are simply no match for the questing snouts of rabbits and hounds.

Sushi lovers have been warned about raw fish parasites after a man was found with disgusting worms in his gut

Business Insider
ITALY Daruma Sushi Rome Daruma Roll Anisakiasis is a parasitic disease caused by the consumption of contaminated raw or undercooked fish or seafood.

Avocado slicing injuries are sending home cooks to the hospital, doctors say

Fox News
Avocados are widely praised for their taste, versatility and health benefits, so of course it was only a matter of time before the medical world found a reason to scare consumers away.

10 foods that can help prevent diabetes

Fox News
Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States, with about 29 million people who have it, another 8 million who are undiagnosed and 86 million who are considered pre-diabetic, according to the American Diabetes Association.

Dutch court rules boy, 12, can refuse chemo

Medical Xpress
A Dutch court ruled Friday that a 12-year-old boy suffering from a brain tumour had the right to refuse chemotherapy, rejecting his father’s plea to order him to have the treatment.

Teen student drinking declines, but 1 in 6 binge drink, CDC report says
When teens drink alcohol, they sometimes down eight or more drinks in a short period, according to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday.

Brazil Declares End to Zika Emergency After Fall in Cases

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Birth defects in U.S. Zika-pregnancies are 20 times higher than before the Zika epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Doctor seeks to ease vaccine fears in Somali-American community amid Minnesota measles outbreak

ABC News
Weeks into Minneapolis’ worst measles outbreak in more than 25 years, public health experts are still struggling to get some families in the Somali community to vaccinate their children.

Merkley introduces bills to boost nursing profession

WASHINGTON – This National Nurses Week,Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., said he is standing with nurses in Oregon and across America by introducing bipartisan legislation to support nurses and strengthen the nursing profession.

Deaths from fentanyl and related drugs on rise in Washington

Health officials say deaths from the powerful opioid fentanyl and fentanyl-related drugs appear to be on the rise in Washington state.

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