It’s lack of economic opportunity that is dooming more Americans to “diseases of despair.”

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And that’s not good

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A bacterium called Wolbachia could stop the bloodsucking insects from spreading diseases like Zika and dengue fever

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Think before you snap that selfie. That’s the serious message of a joint campaign created by two groups that have spent the past few years poking fun at problematic photos taken by Western volunteers. They often have the tendency to paint themselves as saviors to needy people in low-income countries

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Designers hope the overdose treatment will soon be as ubiquitous as fire extinguishers or defibrillators

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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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