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Deaths From Painkillers On The Rise, But Slowing

Posted On September 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses continue to rise, but at a surprisingly slower pace. A new study from the Centers For Disease Control show such deaths rose 18-percent every year between 1999 and 2007. Yet from 2007 through 2011, deaths increased by only three percent each year. The CDC credits the slowdown with…

U.S. Sending 3,000 Troops To Liberia For Ebola Fight

Posted On September 16, 2014

(Undated) -- The World Health Organization is outlining the five elements of their plan to stop the Ebola outbreak.   President Obama is expected to announce the U.S. will be sending three-thousand military troops to Liberia to help combat the Ebola outbreak. U.S. officials say the announcement will come today during a visit to the…

Drug Companies Partner Up On Alzheimer’s Drug

Posted On September 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Two major drug makers are partnering up to bring an experimental Alzheimer's drug to the market. AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly struck a deal worth as much as 500-million dollars. The drug is currently in the late-stages of development. The company's will share the cost for development and marketing of the drug.

East Coast Braces For Harsh “D68″ Virus

Posted On September 16, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Health officials say enterovirus "D-68" has been confirmed in more than a dozen children in Upstate New York since Friday. Dr. Pedro Gonzalez of the Community Healthcare Network in New York City says prevention is key.   The virus can cause mild to severe respiratory illness in children and those with…

Def Leppard Guitarist Shares His Fitness Regimen

Posted On September 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Who says hard rock and a healthy lifestyle don't go together? Def Leppard's Phil Collen has found a way to merge the two, and has the ripped physique to prove it. He tells "Billboard" he can bench press 380 pounds, and at 56 he feels "better today" than he did when he was…