Dan Morain: Mental health care issues in California prisons are rooted in the past
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At last count, the California state prison system housed 33,777 inmates diagnosed with significant mental illness, including 6,051 with severe conditions such as schizophrenia. Despite Gov. Jerry Brown's exhortations, one very feisty federal judge …

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Former NFL players concerned about health issues
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Former Bears tight end Emery Moorehead, from the 1985 Super Bowl team, signs fan Tony Hammond's helmet at Nicolino's Trackside and Sports Bar in McHenry. Hammond calls it his '85 helmet because it is covered in signatures of the 1985 Bears team.

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Cancer doctor claims hospital smokers are harming seriously ill children in …
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Leading consultant Dermot Murphy says an epidemic of lighting up at hospital doors is hampering children's chemotherapy treatment. … Another has a woman smoking outside the children's hospital – next to a poster warning of smoking-related cancers.

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The berry berry big myth of weight loss
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On the other hand, the "diet theorists", who believe the obesity epidemic sweeping India is a consequence of eating too many fatty and processed foods, are closer to the truth. An experiment in which people were asked to name the cause of obesity …

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Can Diabetic Medications Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk?
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As a Texas medical doctor and attorney I have expressed alarm at the epidemic of childhood obesity and the onslaught of type 2 diabetes in adult folks living in the US. What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus, (DM) is a group of … Plaintiffs are alleging …

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Deadly NYC meningitis warning now expanded beyond city, vaccine …
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I have NO clue why they're conflating this outbreak with gay male sex or why they are limiting the warning to just that group. Geographic area, that kinda makes sense, but this warning makes it sound like the only people gay men ever have contact with …

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As OSHA Emphasizes Safety, Long-Term Health Risks Fester
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Royale Comfort Seating disputes that Ms. Farley’s health problems and those of some other workers were linked to their jobs. Company officials also say that while they have sought to safeguard their workers, they have also feared losing jobs to foreign …

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‘Suicide a glory thing among teenagers’
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If the same amount of funds were put into suicide prevention strategies and mental health issues as into road safety measures “we would have a fair greater chance of reducing the number”, according to a jury foreman at a coroner’s court where 10 out of …

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How safe is the water you drink?
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Health issues caused due to intake of contaminated water: A large percentage of deaths occurring today due to diarrhoea are mostly observed in children under the age of 5 years, and this is most commonly observed in developing countries. Improper …

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Duluth owner of controversial head shop and son arrested in raid
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"It's nothing short of an epidemic," Ramsay said. Carlson, his girlfriend, his son and a former employee are under the indictment of a federal grand jury for allegedly … The U.S. Attorney's Office alleges that Carlson intended to mislead government …

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Diabetes is our looming medical Titanic disaster
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Will we not heed any of the warnings? Over the past 15 years the prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma … Education for this epidemic must become the highest priority for our current leadership. Our lawmakers must decide, considering the astonishing …

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