Dangerous superbugs kill more people than previously thought – NBC News

Nearly twice as many people are dying from drug-resistant infections in the United States than previously thought, according to a report published Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”Superbugs” are responsible for more than 35,000 deaths and nearly 3 million illnesses each year, the report found.The increase in deaths comes as researchers develop…

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In addition to helping blood pressure and cardiovascular health, deep sleep may play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease – MarketWatch

Deep sleep may be critical for your heart — but it may also help clear the brain of toxins that play a role in Alzheimher’s disease. Sleep is essential for both cognition and maintenance of healthy brain function, and slow waves in neural activity contribute to memory consolidation, a study published Thursday in the peer-reviewed…

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Overdose alert: Canton health officials warn residents of counterfeit pills – WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

CANTON, Ohio (WJW) — The Canton City Public Health Department is warning citizens about counterfeit pills causing an increase in overdoses in the community. According to the department, officials were notified about counterfeit/pressed pills appearing in the Canton area.  These pills have caused an increase in overdoses and, subsequently, deaths. Officials say anyone who uses…

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Oklahoma group home residents hospitalized after insulin confused with flu shots: report – Fox News

Doctors urge patients to get their flu shots nowThe flu season normally starts towards the end of the fall, but seasonal influenza is reportedly starting much earlier this year. Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez sits down with a Harvard Medical School doctor to discuss everything you need to know about this year’s flu season.Several residents…

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Juul ignored evidence it was hooking young people: report – New York Post

Executives at Juul knew early on that young people were attracted to its addictive vaping products, but overlooked it, according to a report Tuesday amid a widening national health crisis. A Reuters investigation found that from the birth of the e-cigarette company, insiders discussed and debated concerns over the products’ potency and addictiveness. The first…

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Woman scratched by ‘spiteful’ cat develops flesh-eating bacteria, nearly dies – Fox News

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOWA British grandmother of five is thankful to be alive after she developed a potentially deadly infection following a scratch from her “spiteful” and “cantankerous” feline, “Chan” the Siamese cat.In April, Shirley Hair, 65, said she attempted to pick up Chan for a cuddle, but the cat “wasn’t having it” and scratched…

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