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Mayo Clinic's Zebrafish Program

There is a tiny unsung hero in the medical world, the zebrafish. Studying it has led to countless breakthroughs, from understanding how the body works, to treatments for conditions like cancer and heart disease. At Mayo Clinic, researchers often take their quest for answers to the "Fish Farm.” Journalists: The [...]

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Heroin Use and Fatalities Rising May Be Due to Cost, Other Opioid Use

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elk7YmaUGro Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Hall-Flavin are available in the downloads. Heroin is cheap, easily obtainable and on the rise as a killer across the nation. Because it is so cheap, heroin abuse is being seen in younger people and more people in the middle class. Experts say oxycontin [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Aumento en recetas de opioides corre paralelo a alza en consumo de heroína y sobredosis

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 12 de febrero de 2014 — La heroína no solamente es adictiva y mortal, sino que su consumo aumenta entre los estadounidenses. Esta perturbadora tendencia corre paralela al alza en el abuso de analgésicos recetados de base opioide ocurrida en los últimos años, dicen los expertos de [...]

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Expert Alert: Increase in Opioid Prescriptions Parallels Spike in Heroin Use, Overdoses

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 12, 2014 — Not only is heroin addictive and deadly, its use is increasing among Americans. That disturbing trend parallels the spike of opioid based prescription painkiller abuse in recent years, say Mayo Clinic experts. Heroin, a drug that can be smoked, sniffed/snorted or injected intravenously, [...]

Created by Nick Hanson

Mayo Clinic: Hospitalization of US Underage Drinkers Common, Costs $755 Million a Year

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Hospitalization for underage drinking is common in the United States, and it comes with a price tag — the estimated total cost for these hospitalizations is about $755 million per year, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Researchers also found geographic and demographic differences in the incidence [...]

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