Report sheds light on Chicago's death rate from opioids

CHICAGO — A report suggests the opioid problem in the city of Chicago, especially among African Americans, is far worse than many believe, CBS Chicago reports. Kathie Kane-Willis of the Chicago Urban League co-authored the report, which claims last year the opioid death rate among African Americans in the city was 56 percent higher than for More...

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By admin On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Toxic algae becoming severe threat nationwide

MONROE, Mich. — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat – unaware that he was being poisoned.  A thick, green scum coated western Lake More...

By admin On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Dad creates comic book character with Down syndrome for his son

Chip Reece was flipping through pages of comic books in his collection when he realized something was missing: a character with Down syndrome. When Reece found out his son would have the genetic condition, the comic More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Figures reveal dire trend in Afghan opium production

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s opium production has almost doubled this year compared to 2016, while areas that are under poppy cultivation rose by 63 percent, according to a new joint survey released More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Digital pill could address a “big problem” with medication

WASHINGTON — In a first, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a so-called digital pill that contains a sensor that lets the doctor know when it’s been taken. The digital pill approved Monday More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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New blood pressure guidelines for “silent, deadly health crisis”

November 14, 2017, 7:16 AM| The first new blood pressure guidelines in 14 years will likely bring a major change in treatment. Eleven medical groups including the American Heart Association More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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New blood pressure guidelines released

November 13, 2017, 6:33 PM| High blood pressure is called the silent killer, and under new guidelines from the American Heart Association, nearly half of Americans have it — up More...

By admin On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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“He's pretty much family”: The emotional moment a woman met the man who received her husband's face

In the summer of 2016, the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota performed its first face transplant. A widow donated her husband’s face to a stranger in need. CBS News’ Tony Dokoupil More...

By admin On Sunday, November 12th, 2017
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Disneyland shuts cooling towers after Legionnaires' cases

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Disneyland shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires’ disease. A dozen cases of the bacterial lung infection More...

By admin On Sunday, November 12th, 2017
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Chuck Norris' wife sickened by a drug during MRI scan

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Hollywood tough guy Chuck Norris says his wife was severely sickened by a drug during a routine MRI scan. The companies that make the drugs say they are safe. Anna Werner has More...