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Biden administration says it is making progress slowing the rate of fentanyl deaths
There were a record number of fatal drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2021.The Biden administration says it is making progress slowing the rate of deaths linked to fentanyl.
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Mpox will not be renewed as a public health emergency next year
Health workers sit at a check-in table at a pop-up mpox vaccination clinic which opened today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at the West Hollywood Library on August 3, 2022 in West Hollywood, California.California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on August 1st over the mpox outbreak.
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Is Avolition A Mental Health Disorder Or Just A Symptom Of One?
Lack of motivation is a real problem but when the lack of motivation or the inability to finish a task becomes too much, or too serious, then it could be termed as "Avolition".I get it; motivation is not easy to get - whether it is paying the bills on time or even decluttering your mess - it's common to drag your feet, but did you know that it could be a symptom of at least three mental health disorders?
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After record election year, some LGBTQ lawmakers face a new challenge: GOP majorities
Zooey Zephyr, state Rep.-elect for the 100th district of the Montana House of Representatives, is the first openly trans woman to be elected in the state legislature.Zephyr poses for a portrait at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C., on Dec. 2, 2022.Keren Carrion/NPR HELENA, Mont.Zooey Zephyr is familiar with the ornate halls of the Montana state Capitol.
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NASA's Viking 1 may have landed at the site of an ancient Martian megatsunami
Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter.Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more.When NASA's Viking 1 lander made history as the first spacecraft to touch down on Mars on July 20, 1976, it sent back images of a landscape no one was expecting.
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U.S. Plans to End Mpox Emergency Declaration in Two Months
WASHINGTON  The Biden administration said on Friday that it did not expect to extend its declaration of a public health emergency for the outbreak of mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, past its scheduled expiration at the end of January, a signal that the disease no longer constitutes a crisis-level threat in the United States.
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Children's painkillers are in high demand as respiratory illnesses continue to rise
With all but six states experiencing high or very high respiratory virus levels, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, certain over-the-counter children's medications are hard to find in many places across the United States.The availability of children's painkillers first started dropping in June.
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What is Strep A, the common bacterium that has killed 6 children in the UK?
Health officials in the United Kingdom are advising parents and schools to watch for Strep A infections following the recent deaths of six children.With Covid-19 restrictions such as masking and social distancing no longer required in the UK, infections such as Strep A are spreading more easily, with cases increasing over the past month.
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High Neuro Drug Costs Exclude Most From Cutting-Edge Tx
Because of high out-of-pocket costs of new-to-market neurologic drugs that are of similar benefit as older agents, only a small percentage of patients with neurologic disorders have access to these cutting-edge medications, new research shows."Our study of people with neurologic conditions found fewer than 20% were being treated with new medications," study author Brian C. Callaghan, MD, with University of Michigan Health in Ann Arbor, said in a statement.
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Biden administration plans to let mpox emergency declaration end in January
The US Department of Health and Human Services said Friday that it does not plan to renew the public health emergency declaration for mpox.Over the next 60 days we will focus on supporting jurisdictions and the Department to ensure the expiration of the PHE will not hinder response efforts, the agency said in a statement.
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The meaning of dread and how to manage it
NPR's Life Kit host Marielle Segarra speaks with Saleem Reshamwala, the host of "The Dread Project," about the meaning of dread and exercises to help manage it.