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Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car accident

The grim finding comes from the National Safety Council which analyzed preventable injury and fatality statistics from 2017. The NSC also found the lifetime odds of death for this form of overdose were greater than the risk of death from falls, pedestrian incidents, drowning and fire. Examining a variety of federal and state data the… Read More »

Flu Shot Crucial for Those With COPD

Print this page MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 — If you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a flu shot can be a lifesaver. But many of the millions with the lung condition don’t get it, researchers report. COPD causes inflammation in the lungs and it can flare up when triggered by the flu, making… Read More »

Reliance on 'YouTube medicine' may be dangerous for those concerned about prostate cancer – Medical Xpress

Micrograph showing prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma (the most common form of prostate cancer) Credit: Wikipedia The most popular YouTube videos on prostate cancer often offer misleading or biased medical information that poses potential health risks to patients, an analysis of the social media platform shows. Led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and its Perlmutter… Read More »