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Heroin Overdose Death Rates Are On the Rise

By Desiree Bowie

Death rates have increased significantly across the board for both sexes, as well as most age groups and ethnicities. MORE  

Tobacco Plants Hold Key To Ebola Virus Cure ZMapp

By Brent McCluskey

With the recent death of Thomas Duncan in Texas, the need for the experimental drug has grown exponentially. MORE  

Florida Pill Mill Doc Gets 15 Years In Prison

By Shawn Dwyer

Zachary Rose testified against other employees, but was ultimately dubbed a con artist by a district court judge. MORE  

Tennessee Teens Abusing Drugs At Alarming Rates

By McCarton Ackerman

Adolescents in the Volunteer State are abusing drugs like heroin at double the national average. MORE  

CDC Launches New Series of Anti-Smoking Ads

By Paul Gaita

The new series will feature print and media ads from former smokers. MORE  

CDC Endorses Controversial AIDS Prevention Drug

By Victoria Kim

A daily pill that has shown to drastically reduce HIV infections has earned support of the CDC and FDA, but has caused division among AIDS activists. MORE  

Alcohol Kills 88,000 Americans Per Year, Study Says

By Paul Gaita

Whether due to direct consumption or deterioration of health over time, alcohol contributes to more deaths than most illegal drugs. MORE  

Teens Switch from Cigarettes to Hookahs

By Shawn Dwyer

Overall tobacco use is down, but teens are increasingly ingesting nicotine through alternative means. MORE  

Smokers Cost Employers $6,000 More Per Year

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers added up health care costs in addition to lost productivity due to "smoke breaks." MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 10, 2013

By The Fix staff

Eating disorders linked to drug use, CDC targets LGBT community with anti-smoking ads, and South Korea combats Internet addiction with horses. MORE  

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