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What can you do when you fear someone you know may be considering suicide? It can feel daunting, but suicide prevention experts say we all can help someone at risk by reaching out and showing we care.
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Thousands of Massachusetts residents have been committed to treatment for addiction against their will. Some families say locking up addicts in prison isn't treatment. Others say it saves lives.
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After dozens of health care workers were charged with illegally prescribing opioids in Appalachia, local health agencies are trying to make sure chronic pain patients don't fall through the cracks.
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Citing an "unprecedented spike" in teens vaping, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the bill would raise the minimum age for people to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Tobacco companies back the proposal.
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Since the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, a generation of American children has learned how to hide from a potential shooter. But there's little data on what kinds of drills work best.
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Ordering more tests or treatments is not always best for patients' health or wallet. A group of medical educators is trying to address the problem where they think it starts: medical training.
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The medication is very effective, but there's concern it might cause birth defects if taken by a pregnant woman. Different countries address that issue in very different ways.
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There have been at least six hunger strikes at detention centers in the first three months of 2019 alone. One of the detainees' demands was to be released while their cases were adjudicated.
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Judge Lawrence Knipel refused a request from parents to lift the vaccination order that was imposed last week to stem a measles outbreak. The parents claimed the city had overstepped its authority.
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Thirty-one thousand Stop & Shop workers are striking in New England over proposed changes to wages and benefits. Eight days in, the strike has shuttered some stores and slowed business at others.
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The bill removes the personal belief exemption from required childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella. Seventeen states allow exemptions based on philosophical objections.
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Her employer offered only a high-deductible health plan; that meant she'd have to pay up to $6,000 out of pocket each year. Advocates for patients say this sort of underinsurance is snatching lives.
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Over the past 20 years, mass shootings have resulted in communities of survivors. Heather Martin, who was a senior at Columbine High School in 1999, runs a nonprofit that connects them.
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The latest advance is not only encouraging news for patients with severe combined immunodeficiency. It's a test case for all those scientists working to develop better gene therapy techniques.
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The cells regained a startling amount of function, but the brains didn't have activity linked with consciousness. Ethicists see challenges to assumptions about the irreversible nature of brain death.
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