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Vivian Hughes writes about arts, automotive, travel, and fashion. She is a busy woman who always has something new to write about. Vivian is a big fan of travel and she loves to learn new things every day. When she's not writing articles or books you can find her on her bicycle riding around town or swimming in one of her favorite pools.

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An Oregon nurse faces assault charges that she stole fentanyl and replaced IV drips with tap water

MEDFORD, Ore. — A former nurse at a southern Oregon hospital is facing criminal charges that she harmed nearly four dozen patients by stealing fentanyl and replacing it with non-sterile tap water in intravenous drips. Many of the patients developed serious infections, and 16 of them died, but authorities said they did not pursue murder, […]

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Vermont Legislature overrides governor, passing overdose prevention, renewable energy, tax measures

The Democratic-controlled Vermont Legislature on Monday overturned a number of the Republican governor’s vetoes, passing measures to prevent drug overdoses, restrict a pesticide that’s toxic to bees and to require state utilities to source all renewable energy by 2035. But the Legislature failed to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of a data privacy bill that

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If you can't stay indoors during this US heat wave, here are a few ideas

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — It’s hot and getting hotter for workers and everyone else outdoors as the first significant heat wave of the year makes its way eastward across the United States. More than 70 million people were under extreme heat alerts Monday. What’s more, the heat will move in and sit. Excessive humidity will

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139 people in Russia seek medical help with botulism symptoms. Ready-to-eat salads may be to blame

MOSCOW — At least 139 people in Russia have sought medical assistance with symptoms of botulism over the past few days, authorities said Monday, an outbreak that could be linked to ready-to-eat salads. Foodborne botulism is a rare illness caused by a toxin produced by a type of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. Eating foods contaminated

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An anti-abortion group in South Dakota sues to take an abortion rights initiative off the ballot

An anti-abortion group in South Dakota has sued to block an abortion rights measure from the November ballot. In its complaint filed Thursday, Life Defense Fund alleged various wrongdoing by the measure’s supporters, as well as invalid signatures and fraud. The group seeks to disqualify or invalidate the initiative. In May, Secretary of State Monae

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Drug shortages keep on growing. Older, injectable medicines are among the most vulnerable

Erin Fox has tracked drug shortages for more than 20 years, and she sees no easy solutions for what has become a record run. Total active shortages hit an all-time high of 323 in this year’s first quarter, according to the University of Utah Drug Information Service. That’s up about 86% from a 10-year low

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Lawmakers seek health care and retirement protections for Steward Health Care workers

BOSTON — A group of Democratic members of Congress, led by Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, is seeking reassurances that workers at hospitals owned by Steward Health Care will have their health care and retirement benefits protected. Steward last month said it plans to sell off all its hospitals after announcing that it filed for

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Lost chances to treat overdose survivors are documented in new Medicare study

A new study documents lost opportunities to treat drug overdose survivors covered by the Medicare program — and illustrates the difficulty of managing chronic pain. Overdose survivors “should be at the front of the line for the full range of medications and counseling and support,” said Dr. Brian Hurley, president of the American Society of

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#FreeSamourai

Samourai Wallet From the start, Samourai Wallet have been transparent about their services. They provided their code fully open sourced and explained every public service they ran. All of this was done in public for everyone to see as they, ironically enough, had nothing to hide. As will be detailed below, they followed the law

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