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Could having wisdom teeth out lead to opioid addiction?

Breaking News Email Receive urgent alerts and special reports. The news and stories that count, delivered on weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 3, 2018 / 10:17 PM GMT By Maggie Fox Boys and young adults who get their first prescription of opioids from the dentist – often when they have wisdom teeth outside – are more likely to return for more …

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Sculptor Unknowingly Poisons Herself with Her Own Art

When a sculptor in Toronto began to feel bad in 2013, he had no idea his art was why. The sculptor Gillian Genser had used blue mussel shells in his sculptures over the last 15 years and, as a result, unconsciously poisoning himself. The guilty? Heavy metals, including arsenic and lead, found in mussel shells. In a personal essay published …

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It felt like we were putting on a show. Ex-employee says nursing home cleaned up its act when state came to visit

A former longtime employee at the Wanaque Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Passaic County said they were often short-range and that the beds filled in nursing home "was an important priority" – even when patients needed hospital treatment. Sherry McGhie, who served as a 27-year-old certified nursing assistant in Wanaque, also told a Senate committee to investigate the fatal epidemic …

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Blood Pressure Drug Recall: Losartan, Valsartan, Amlopidine

If there seems to be much blood pressure, medicine remembers, well, it's because there were. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) keeps track of voluntary blood pressure drugs, and so Fortune . Among the names of hypertensive drugs that consumers need to know are losartan, valsartan, amlopidine, irbesartan and hydrochlorothiazide. By now, the list has grown to more than …

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This medieval skeleton died with his boots on

Archaeologists digging a site along the Thames Tideway Tunnel, a huge pipeline dubbed the "super sewer" in London, have discovered the skeleton of a medieval man who literally died in boots. "It is extremely rare to find boots from the late 15th century, not to mention a skeleton that still wears them," says Beth Richardson of the Museum of London …

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‘Should we even consider this?’ WHO starts work on gene editing ethics | World news

The World Health Organization is creating a panel to study the implications of genetic editing after a Chinese scientist claimed to have created the first genetically engineered children in the world. "It can not be done without clear guidelines", Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the United Nations agency for health, said in Geneva. The organization was gathering experts to …

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Children were dying, and state health officials had no idea

The Commissioner for Public Health states that his department followed all of its protocols in responding to an adenovirus epidemic at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, in which 11 children were physically frail. . That workbook has been revalued and changed. The Department of Health has already modified some of its internal practices and legislators seem to be …

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