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This GOP congressman-elect just played into the worst anti-vaccine conspiracy theories - and he's not the only one

This week, the Tennessean reported that Mark Green, a physician and state senator who was just elected to Tennessee's 7th Congressional District, told a crowd of constituents at a town hall meeting that he believes there is a link between childhood vaccines and autism — and that he plans to get the proof he thinks is being hidden by the Centers for Disease Control.

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Overdose Deaths Fall in 14 States

New provisional data released last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that drug overdose deaths declined in 14 states during the 12-month period that ended July 2017, a potentially hopeful sign that policies aimed at curbing the death toll may be working.

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Seriously Claims Ignorance of CDC Banned Words Report

During a CNN appearance, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told host Jake Tapper that he knew nothing about the reported directive from President Trump's administration for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with other divisions under the Department of Health and Human Services, to stop using a list of banned words.

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These Are Trump's 7 'Forbidden Words'

Leaving a meeting of top officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday, a CDC analyst in attendance who spoke anonymously to reporters described being briefed on a Trump administration dictum of “forbidden words” that the public health agency was told not to use in any official capacity in documents.

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Will Cannabis Replace Opioids as Painkillers?

With America caught in the throes of the opioid epidemic, researchers and drugmakers alike continue to suggest that the answer lies in marijuana-based painkillers. In fact, a number of studies also hint that medical cannabis might be the magic bullet everyone is looking for.

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Don't Blame Addicts for America's Opioid Crisis -- Here Are the Real Culprits

Of all the people Donald Trump could blame for the opioid epidemic, he chose the victims. After his own commission on the opioid crisis issued an interim report this week, Trump said young people should be told drugs are “No good, really bad for you in every way.”

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Don't Worry About New Alabama Mad Cow, Says CDC, but Facts Suggest Otherwise

Don't worry, eat your hamburger. That's what the CDC is saying as another "mad cow" was found in Alabama in July. The cow suffered from an "atypical" version of Mad Cow (BSE), says the CDC, which occurs spontaneously and cannot harm humans. Sounds good until you read that the atypical assertion is merely a CDC "theory" and the agency admits "transmission through feed or the environment cannot be ruled out."

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It's a Lot Easier to Get Hooked on Opioids Than You Might Think

A small number of people—about 6 percent—who had not been taking opioids before an operation, but got them to ease post-surgery pain, are still taking painkillers three to six months later. That’s long after what is considered normal for surgical recovery.

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The Top 10 Drugs People Are Overdosing and Dying On in the U.S.

As the wave of heroin and prescription opioid use sweeps across the US, leaving an ever-growing pile of bodies behind, the folks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are digging into the data. In a new report on the 2014 numbers, they rank the drugs most often reported in overdose fatalities.

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Drug War Fail: Drugs Now Kill More People Than Car Crashes

The opiate epidemic has reached an all-time high in the United States, with drug-related deaths now surpassing deaths from vehicle accidents. Statista’s Niall McCarthy wrote, “drug-induced deaths (have) reached 49,714 while road crash deaths fell to 32,675,” in 2014. Opioid- and heroin-related deaths have reached epidemic levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids (opioid pain relievers and heroin).”

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First Case of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug Found in the United States (Video)

The first case of a superbug resistant to “last resort antibiotics” appeared in the United States last month, prompting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Tom Frieden Thursday to warn it could spell “the end of the road for antibiotics unless we act more urgently.”

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