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Eight-Percent Of Americans Have Depression, Few Treated Study Says

Posted On December 03, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study says only about a third of the roughly 25-million Americans who have depression are getting treatment. The study by the National Center for Health Statistics reports nearly eight-percent of Americans over the age of 12 have some form of depression. About three-percent, more than nine and-a-half million people, have severe…

NY Attorney General Investigates Skyrocketing Heroin Antidote Prices

Posted On December 03, 2014

(New York, NY) -- New York's Attorney General is investigating skyrocketing heroin antidote prices. Eric Schneiderman wants to know why the cost of naloxone has gone up 50-percent in recent months in New York state.   Naloxone is used to reverse overdoses from both heroin and opioid painkillers and is being used increasingly by police…

Human Brains Disappear From UT

Posted On December 03, 2014

(Austin, TX) -- The University of Texas is looking for the culprit who made off with 100 human brains, including the one belonging to UT Tower shooter Charles Whitman. A psychology professor tells the "Austin American-Statesman" the brains were supposed to be used for research purposes, but aren't there anymore. They were stored in jars…

Possible Ebola Case In Boston

Posted On December 03, 2014

(Boston, MA) -- A patient possibly infected with the Ebola virus is being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Hospital officials say a person undergoing testing for Ebola was admitted to the hospital for evaluation this afternoon. The individual is being treated in a specially prepared area of the hospital, and diagnostic testing is…

Majority Of Infants Sleeping On Unsafe Bedding

Posted On December 03, 2014

(Undated) -- The majority of infants in the U.S. sleep on unsafe bedding. Doctor Sara Lappe at Cleveland Clinic Children's says the number is trending in the right direction, but it's still an issue.   Soft and loose bedding like thick blankets and quilts can suffocate your baby, and have also been known to increase…