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Purdue Pharma to pay over $200M to settle historic opioid lawsuit

More than 2 million Americans now suffer from an opioid use disorder, according to government data. A consultant's report that Oklahoma filed in court estimated that abating the opioid crisis in that state would cost more than $8.7 billion during the next 20 years.

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Trump Administration Changes Course, Asks Court To Strike Down ACA

The ruling, from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, is likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court anyway, according to a Monday Politico report . He had also refused to defend provisions that ban insurers from denying coverage or charging more to people with pre-existing conditions.

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Ebola outbreak: Congo epidemic now 'second biggest ever' with 1,000 cases

In February, Ebola treatment facilities were attacked by angry mobs. "As of March 23, 1,009 confirmed and probable cases and 621 deaths had been recorded in North Kivu and Ituri (provinces)", Dujarric said. Last week, the World Health Organization had reported a rise in the weekly rate of confirmed Ebola cases after several weeks of decline. He also said that, given the violence and community mistrust of response workers, more cases are likely unreported.

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Piping hot tea raises esophageal cancer risk

A study reported by the American Cancer Society found that just two cups of tea at high temps could double a person's risk of esophageal cancer. Drinking hot tea may be a common habit, but a new study reveals a link between scalding tea and an increased risk of esophageal cancer.

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8 measles cases in Oakland County since March 13

A 95 per cent vaccination rate is required to achieve herd immunity, which makes it much more hard for potentially deadly diseases such as measles to spread and protects vulnerable populations such as infants and seniors. Call ahead to your doctor's office or the hospital if you think you may have been exposed to measles so they can plan to prevent other people from potential exposure.

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Hailey Baldwin talks mental health after Justin Bieber asked for prayers

Slickly parted hair and a hint of copper around her eyes completed her look. And although she tries to remain optimistic, the blonde beauty can't help but blame the "evil world" around her. Hailey Baldwin attends McDonald's Celebrates Music's Hottest Night With The Chainsmokers at The Bowery Hotel in New York City, Jan. 26, 2018. Hailey is said to be trying her best and stay strong for the sake of her husband and Justin is happy and grateful for all her support.