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The $1 Fentanyl Drug Test

Copyright 2018 NPR. For more information, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate that can be a hundred times more potent than morphine. Traders mix it with drugs like cocaine and heroin to increase its strength, which has led to a sharp increase in overdose deaths. Users generally do not know if their drugs are related to …

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Vitamin D could help treat diabetes: study

Vitamin D can help treat damaged beta cells in the pancreas that produce, store and release hormone insulin, paving the way for a new approach to treating diabetes, scientists say. When beta cells become dysfunctional, the body can not make insulin to control blood sugar and glucose levels can rise to dangerous levels. Researchers at the Salk Institute in the …

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One mother’s struggle with prescription drug dependency

Rustie can not decide what was the lowest and darkest point in his life. There were times when he bought methadone from strangers in public toilets. The days when he crushed Panadol in his own vomit and took him to the pharmacists to try to convince them that he had vomited his prescribed drugs. READ MORE: • & # 39; …

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Warning! Alcohol, tobacco pose bigger health threat that illicit drugs

Tobacco and alcohol pose a greater threat to human health worldwide than the use of all other illicit and engaging drugs, scientists say. [19659002] Tobacco and alcohol pose a greater threat to human health worldwide than the use of all other illicit drug addictions, say the scientists. A study, published in the magazine Addiction, showed that in 2015 the use …

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More than 1000 brave cold for Mother’s Day Fun Run for breast cancer

More than 1,000 people traveled to North Beach on a cold and windy mother's day to continue breast cancer fundraising work initiated by Dr. Margaret Gardiner. Dr. Gardiner was the founding ambassador of the annual Mother's Day now being organized by a close friend, Grant Plecas, who is also passionate about raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Revenue …

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Alcohol, tobacco pose bigger health threat that illicit drugs

London, May 13 Tobacco and alcohol pose a greater threat to human health worldwide than the use of all other addictive illicit drugs, scientists say. A study, published in the magazine Addiction, showed that in 2015 the use of alcohol and tobacco among them costs the human population more than a quarter of a billion years of life regulated for …

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Runners rally for breast cancer research | Photos

Rally of runners for breast cancer research Photos A month after Lauren Richardson attended the Mother & # 39; s Day Classic 2017, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sunday, she was one of many who completed the fun of the 2018 Classic Bendigo or walked to raise awareness about breast cancer research. Lauren urged people to check their breasts …

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