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FILE - This Friday, April 7, 2017, file photo, shows cigarette butts discarded in an ashtray outside a New York office building. Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies are returning to prime-time television, but not by choice. Under court order, the tobacco industry for the first time will be forced to advertise the deadly, addictive effects of smoking, more than 11 years after a judge ruled that the companies had misled the public about the dangers of cigarettes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delayU.S. tobacco companies will begin running court-ordered ads on the dangers of smoking
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Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study saysIncreasing numbers of American girls are overdosing on drugs, cutting themselves and causing other types of self-injury including suicide attempts
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'Pioneer in Her Field' Dies Delivering TwinsJulia Roman came to the US from the Dominican Republic when she was 16, joined a program that helps women get jobs in male-dominated industries, and ended up making history: She was the first female elevator and escalator mechanic for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority. But the story of the...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2015, file photo, a patron smokes a cigarette inside a bar in New Orleans hours before a smoking ban takes effect in bars, gambling halls and many other public places such as hotels, workplaces, private clubs and stores. Cigarette smoking, over-eating and other unhealthy behaviors can be blamed for nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths each year, according to a new American Cancer Society study released Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behaviorCigarette smoking, over-eating and other unhealthy behaviors can be blamed for nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths each year, according to a new study.
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, photo, Brad Sippy, chief executive officer of Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., stands for a portrait, in Cambridge, Mass. Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a small startup trying to bring the recalled painkiller Vioxx back to the market. They are seeking FDA approval for patients with hemophilia with severe pain, but once on the market, doctors could go back to prescribing it to anyone with pain. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for hemophilia joint painA tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, photo, Brad Sippy, chief executive officer of Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., stands for a portrait, in Cambridge, Mass. Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a small startup trying to bring the recalled painkiller Vioxx back to the market. They are seeking FDA approval for patients with hemophilia with severe pain, but once on the market, doctors could go back to prescribing it to anyone with pain. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
The Latest: Startup could bring back Vioxx for hemophiliaA tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder
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FILE - In this April 25, 2006 file photo, Alex Azar, then U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary, speaks at a state of Michigan pandemic influenza summit in Detroit. Newly disclosed financial records show that Azar, President Donald Trump’s nominee to become secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenureNewly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump's nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump declared opioid abuse a national public health emergency at the White House in October. Trump announced an advertising campaign to combat what he said is the worst drug crisis in the nation's history, but he did not direct any new federal funding toward the effort. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Opioid crisis cost $504B in 2015, higher than once thoughtWhite House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, more than six times the most recent estimate.
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 5, 2010 photo, downtown businesses are reflected in floodwaters from the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tenn. A study released Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 predicts that summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequentA new study says severe thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger and more frequent in a warmer world
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2 charged after man died from septic shock due to bed soresA Vermont man and his companion face manslaughter charges after authorities say his severely disabled son died of septic shock from infected bed sores in which his skin was "rotting away."
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump declared opioid abuse a national public health emergency at the White House in October. Trump announced an advertising campaign to combat what he said is the worst drug crisis in the nation's history, but he did not direct any new federal funding toward the effort. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billionThe White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, slightly over half a trillion dollars.
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Mom Jailed After Son Dies From Strep Treated With Home RemediesA Calgary mother has been sentenced to three years in prison for failing to medically treat the strep throat that caused her seven-year-old son’s death. Per CBC News , Tamara Lovett was found guilty of criminal negligence in January after treating her son Ryan’s illness with home remedies in 2013. Believing...
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