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Fentanyl overdose deaths claiming thousands of American lives; what is behind the rise?

Fentanyl overdose deaths claiming thousands of American lives; what is behind the rise?

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Nearly one million people have died of drug overdose deaths in the past two decades, but a growing majority of those deaths in recent years have involved dangerous synthetic opioids like fentanyl.  Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. First synthesized …

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Monkeypox: 25K cases, a batch of new deaths, and 3 state emergencies

Monkeypox: 25K cases, a batch of new deaths, and 3 state emergencies

Enlarge / NYC Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic sign is displayed on August 2 in The Bronx borough of New York. Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency because of Monkeypox, allowing him to suspend certain laws and regulations to enact rules and policies aimed at combatting the fast-spreading virus. As global monkeypox cases continue to …

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Mississippi records 50% more deaths from heart failure than any other state

Mississippi records 50% more deaths from heart failure than any other state

Mississippi has far and away the highest rate of heart failure in the United States – with annual fatality rates septupling those of other states. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic and Emory University found that Mississippi averaged 7.98 heart failure deaths per 100,000 members of the population from 1999 to 2019 – by far the …

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