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US surgeon general declares US gun violence an urgent public health crisis

Gun violence in the United States is a public health crisis that demands urgent action, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy declared in a major new advisory that pushes for more research and stronger laws designed to reduce harm.

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CDC warns of multistate E. coli outbreak tied to recalled walnuts

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning Tuesday about a multistate E. coli outbreak connected to walnuts.

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Mother of Chicago child with measles: It was ‘one of the scarier moments of my life’

When Jessica Coletti’s 3-year-old son Vincent lost his usual pep last month, she worried that something was really wrong.

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Excessive alcohol drinking drove about 488 deaths per day during the pandemic, CDC says

While dry January and damp lifestyles have taken off on TikTok, the United States has already experienced a spike in deaths related to excessive alcohol.

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Medication abortion via telehealth is just as safe and effective as with a clinic visit, study shows

Research has long found that medication abortion is safe and effective, but a new study shows that to be true even when the patient gets the medicine through a telehealth appointment.

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Smoking drugs now linked to more overdose deaths than injecting drugs, report finds

The percentage of overdose deaths linked to smoking drugs rose sharply in recent years, overtaking injection as the leading route of drug use involved in such deaths, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Medication abortion via telehealth is as safe/effective as with a clinic visit

Research has long found that medication abortion is safe and effective, but a new study shows that to be true even when the patient gets the medicine through a telehealth appointment.

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Smoking’s effects on immune system can last years

Smoking tobacco is so harmful to the body that it changes a person’s immune system, leaving them vulnerable to more disease and infection even years after they’ve quit, a new study found.

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EPA cracks down on deadly air pollution with new rule – not strong enough, experts say

The US Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a key update to the federal air quality standard for fine soot – a step toward reducing deadly air pollution that’s been over a decade in the making.

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Increasing Demand for Organ Transplants Sparks Hope: Pigs Emerge as Potential Solution

Last summer, after more than a decade of illness, Lawrence Faucette and his wife, Ann, faced the hard reality that the end of his life was near.

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