Seattle is poised to become the first U.S. city to allow nurse-supervised heroin use. But the pushback has been relentless

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Jon McHann, 56, got started on prescription opioids the way a lot of adults in the U.S. did: he was in pain following an accident. In his case, it was a fall. “I hit my tailbone just right, and created a severe bulging disc” that required surgery, McHann says. McHann, who lives in Smithville, Tenn., expected to make a full recovery and go back to work as a heavy haul truck driver. But 10 years after his accident, he’s still at home

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Why Can’t Addicts Just Quit?

November 13, 2017

In some cities, heroin addicts have access to treatment, but many are still using. Now, Seattle is poised to open a safe-injection facility for those who just can’t stop. So why can’t they?

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The biggest nutrition transparency effort in America is finally happening

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US Environmental Protection Agency will allow release of insects in 20 states and Washington DC

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Pregnancy and childbirth are killing women at inexplicable rates. When it comes to the natural process of childbearing, women in the US die in much higher numbers than those in most developed nations, where maternal deaths are generally declining

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No one knows. Data collection on maternal deaths is so flawed and under-funded that the federal government no longer even publishes an official death rate

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Here’s something that may sound like a contradiction in terms: low-fat pigs. But that’s exactly what Chinese scientists have created using new genetic engineering techniques

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