The torrential rains may have ended, yet many people in Texas and Florida continue to feel the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in unseen though dramatic ways.

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Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, but also shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2.5 months off our lives, according to a new analysis published in the medical journal JAMA.

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Caring for a chronically or terminally ill pet could be putting your own mental health at risk, a new paper suggests. Here are strategies that might help alleviate pet caregiver burden.

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Their mothers came down with a deadly insomnia. Did they inherit it?

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Salmonella outbreaks linked to Maradol papayas from Mexico have sickened 235 people in 26 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Seventy-eight people have been hospitalized, and two people, one from New York and one from California, have died.

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Just about everyone who's played with a projectile toy has gotten a version of the warning "You'll shoot your eye out!"

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Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.

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A family suffered from a mysterious, deadly insomnia for over 200 years. But one of them decided it was time to stop suffering in silence.

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Imagine instead of viewing a shark-infested shipwreck or a space station in photos, technology meant you actually swam and floated right through them.

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It all started with pain killers after a dentist appointment. Now, Drake, a 32-year-old from Columbus, Ohio has struggled with opioid abuse for more than a decade.

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Kate Walsh played a doctor on TV, but that didn't prepare her for being a patient.

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On the night before emergency workers had to evacuate people from a Florida nursing home where eight died, residents suffered in the sweltering heat as staff used fans to cool them, and one woman sat naked in a bed in a hallway, a video obtained by CNN shows.

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Reports involving two of the United States' major health systems detail incidents in which numerous medical professionals were disciplined for viewing patients' genitals while they were unconscious or deceased.

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