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Mother of overdose victim: Heroin a 'death sentence'

Molly Malone still cries when she talks about her son.

Last October, the Atlanta woman got a phone call that every parent dreads. Her son Patrick Hall had been found dead in a hotel room, victim of a heroin overdose. He was 29.

"Heroin is a game change...

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First U.S. Zika death reported in Puerto Rico

A 70-year-old Puerto Rican man died from complications of the Zika virus in February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Puerto Rico Department of Health announced Friday. This is the first time in the United States or territories...

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Song helps autistic boy, mom cope with medical mystery

One day in 2013, young Bryn Thomas suddenly became very sick. He was pale, anxious, shaking and pacing. For almost two years, his doctors and parents couldn't figure out what was happening to him. And even worse, Bryn was unable to tell them.

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South Korea unveils Zika-proof Olympic uniforms

The Rio Olympics are less than 100 days away and it seems South Korean athletes are taking no chances when it comes to the threat of contracting the Zika virus.

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Teen pregnancy rates plummet, CDC says

The number of teenagers in the U.S. giving birth is at a low not seen since the early 1900s, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

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Zika test gets emergency approval by FDA

The first commercial test for Zika virus has received emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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NASA maps Zika's potential spread in the US

NASA scientists have created a map to better target future search-and-destroy missions for the deadliest animal on the planet, the female Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Deaths linked to opioids are skyrocketing, and so is the number of Americans abusing the drugs, experts say.

Opioids and overdoses: 4 things to know

Deaths linked to opioids are skyrocketing, and so is the number of Americans abusing the drugs, experts say.

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China gets into genetic breakthrough business

The future of regenerative medicine may be in your toilet, according to cutting-edge research in China.

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Phelps: 'I don't know if I'm an alcoholic'

Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history, has a checkered and well-publicized history with alcohol and drug use.

Most men know that prostate cancer is something they could be at-risk for, but how much do you really know about the disease? What are the signs and how do you know if you are at-risk?

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    What is heart disease?

    We've all heard the term "heart disease," but do you know what it really means? Learn more about the disorder.

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