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CDC: Deaths Rise With Painkiller Use

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Undated) -- Deaths from prescription painkillers are rising as the drugs become more powerful. That's according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control that shows more than 16-thousand people died from opioid overdoses in 2012, triple the number that died in 1999. Meanwhile, sales of narcotic painkillers quadrupled between 1999 and 2010.…

FDA Rushes To Update Device Label

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The Food and Drug Administration is scrambling to update the labels for the medical device connected to a recent "superbug" outbreak in California. A senior official says the label change could include more stringent cleaning instructions for the device, a scope which is threaded through the mouth and into the stomach. Last…

Affordable Care Act Creating Tax Issues For Some

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Undated) -- The Affordable Care Act is creating a headache for some tax filers this season. Some are finding that they owe more than anticipated because of Obamacare. Tax expert Michael Fairchild says adding health insurance into taxes makes things messy.   Those who were covered through the exchange are supposed to receive a form…

Ebola Can Be Sexually Transmitted

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Monrovia, Liberia) -- The World Health Organization is advising Ebola survivors to abstain from sex for 90 days after recovery. Research has shown traces of Ebola in certain bodily fluids 82 days after the onset of symptoms in some survivors. Scientists say there is no conclusive proof that these traces are infectious, but they are…

UC Merced Researchers Find Parasite More Dangerous Than Thought

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Merced, CA) -- Researchers at UC Merced are finding that a parasite found in undercooked meat is more dangerous than previously believed. The "Merced Sun Star" says that the toxoplasma parasite can result in flu-like symptoms, but more serious cases can also cause lesions in the retina and the brain. The parasite is most commonly…

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    Large Cedar Play Set w swings, 2 slides, clubhouse

    Posted on March 29, 2015
    Location: L\'burg, Bright, IN

    Large Cedar Wood Play Set with 2 swings, 2 slides…

  • Pet Patrol

    Found dog

    Posted on March 27, 2015
    Location: Moore\'s Hill, Indiana

    Found white dog with a collar but no tags. Dog…