Drug overdose deaths fell in 2023, 1st decrease in 5 years: CDC

Drug overdose deaths fell in 2023, 1st decrease in 5 years: CDC

(NEW YORK) -- Drug overdose deaths fell in 2023, marking the first decrease in five years, new provisional federal data published Wednesday showed.An estimated 107,543 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2023, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.This is a 3% decrease…
Why a Texas divorce case could impact IVF care in the state

Why a Texas divorce case could impact IVF care in the state

(NEW YORK) -- An acrimonious divorce between a Texas couple fighting over their frozen embryos could end up having an impact on in vitro fertilization care in the entire state, and possibly a replay of the controversial court decision in Alabama that briefly ended IVF access in the state.Caroline Antoun…
Canadian wildfire smoke preparedness: How to make a DIY air purifier

Canadian wildfire smoke preparedness: How to make a DIY air purifier

(NEW YORK) -- The damage of wildfires can expand far beyond the active blaze, as toxic smoke from Canadian wildfires crosses borders, enters homes and triggers health concerns, experts say.As of Monday, officials said at least 40 of the more than 140 active fires burning in the Canadian wildfires have…
Recipient of first pig kidney transplant dies nearly two months later

Recipient of first pig kidney transplant dies nearly two months later

(BOSTON) -- The 62-year-old man who received the first-ever pig kidney transplant in the world has died, his family announced on Saturday.Richard Slayman underwent the four-hour procedure in March at Massachusetts General Hospital and was discharged from the hospital two weeks later on April 2.The hospital emphasized there was no…
Hospice nurse’s frank conversations on dying go viral

Hospice nurse’s frank conversations on dying go viral

(NEW YORK) -- Death is something everyone experiences but few people want to talk about.One nurse is trying to break that stigma, taking to TikTok to talk frankly about death, from what a person feels while dying to how loved ones can best support a person in their final days."The…