Cuts feared in opioid crisis

Albany Times Union

As opioid-related deaths increase nationwide, Capital Region lawmakers and advocates said they fear proposed cuts to Medicaid would harm New York’s most vulnerable.

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Worldwide, more than 10 percent of young teens are smokers

Reuters

Roughly 11 percent of youth aged 13 to 15 around the world use tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars, a global survey of students suggests.

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Medicaid overhaul faces tough test in Trump country

Politico

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s planned overhaul of Medicaid is running into the unforgiving reality of impoverished small towns like this one, which voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump.

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Nonprescription prenatal vitamins may be more potent

Reuters

Prescription prenatal vitamins may have lower doses of key ingredients like vitamin A, vitamin D, and calcium than nonprescription alternatives, a recent study suggests.

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Who Really Needs to Be Gluten-Free?

New York Times

The gluten-free craze is unlikely to go away anytime soon.

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Do you know the signs of skin cancer?

USA Today

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. It is estimated that about 40 percent of all cancers are skin cancers.

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