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Heroin Overdoses Killed More People in US Than HIV, Melanoma or Firearms in 2015
The opioid epidemic continues to worsen in the U.S., with more people dying from heroin overdoses than firearm homicides, melanoma or HIV-related causes, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015 at least 13,150 people died of heroin overdose, according to
NFL wants to build on success of 'My Cause, My Cleats'
"My Cause, My Cleats," an idea that was two years in the making, has been such a success that the NFL anticipates conducting the same program next season, though the league is still trying to figure out the best and most effective way to do it, according to NFL senior vice president of social
Professional Dancer Recounts Breast Cancer Diagnosis at Age 26
Olivia Hutcherson ’s life as a professional dancer in New York City took an unprecedented turn on the night of her 26th birthday in 2015. Hutcherson, now 27, saw blood on the inside of her blouse at the end of the night. “The following day, I went into the doctor's office and they told me that it
Olympic Swimmer Takes to Instagram to Thank Fan for Sounding Alarm on Chest Mole
An Olympic gold medalist took to social media recently to thank a fan for drawing attention to a suspicious mole on his chest, saying initially he'd been "blasé" about having it checked out himself. On Friday, Australian swimmer Mack Horton, 20, of Melbourne, posted a picture of himself giving a
Cooking With the Bessers on 'GMA'
ABC News chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser and his wife, Jeanne, share recipes and healthy eating tips from her book, "The American Cancer Society's New Healthy Eating Cookbook."
Breast Density Matters for Cancer Screening, Study Finds
For some women over 50, the density of their breasts could affect how often they should be screened for breast cancer , based on a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Current recommendations from different health organizations, including the American Cancer Society and National
Khloe Kardashian Reveals Frightening Skin Cancer Scare
Khloe Kardashian is opening up about her own frightening health scare. The 32-year-old reality star revealed on her app that doctors found and removed a cancerous mole on her back. She's now urging fans to check their skin regularly. "There was one mole I had on my back that was skin cancer,"
Patients With Two Different Cancers, Without Insurance Had Higher Death Risk, Studies Find
The importance of health insurance for cancer patients was again made clear in two new studies, which found those battling two different types of cancers had an increased risk of dying from the disease when they lacked health coverage. Both studies highlighted how preventative care, which people
Woman 'Shocked' to Develop Skin Cancer Despite Sunscreen Vigilance
Annie Tomlin is an expert beauty editor who is known for telling her millions of readers about the importance of sunscreen , so when a red patch appeared on her hairline and wouldn't go away, she knew something wasn't right. "As it grew and grew I thought, 'this isn't normal she said. Two different