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Cole County Sheriff's Department holding drug take-back event

The Cole County Sheriff's Department is hosting a prescription drug take-back event Saturday.

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WHO weighs emergency measures for yellow fever vaccine

In Angola, the worst outbreak of yellow fever in three decades may result in a vaccine shortage. If this happens, fractional dosing -- giving one-fifth the standard amount of vaccine -- could be used to control an outbreak of the viral hemorrhagic disease.

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Study: College education linked to brain tumor risk

A Swedish study suggests that people who attend college may be more likely to develop certain types of brain tumors.

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Worldwide drug use steady, but heroin on rise in U.S.

Worldwide, drug use has remained steady over the past four years, according to a report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. However, researchers found that heroin use in the United States is up 145 percent since 2007.

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Hundreds arrested for millions in health care fraud

The Justice Department announced Wednesday it's charging hundreds of individuals across the country with committing Medicare fraud worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

It's the largest takedown in history -- both in terms of the number of people cha...

Brain eating amoeba

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Ohio teen dies from brain-eating amoeba

A brain-eating amoeba took the life a teenager who went on a church trip in Charlotte, North Carolina, health officials said Wednesday.

Turning off air conditioning to cut costs could increase possiblilty of heat stroke

Wednesday brought high temperatures and put every county in mid-Missouri under a heat advisory, which can be dangerous or even deadly for people and pets.

Dad scar tattoo

From St. Baldrick's via CNN

Dad gets scar tattoo to support son fighting cancer

Josh Marshall's tattoo is definitely cooler than yours. The Kansas man noticed his young son, who's battling brain cancer, was self-conscious about the scar left behind on his head after a surgery.

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Unlikely drug may block breast cancer

Scientists might have just pinpointed a nonsurgical way for women at a high risk of breast cancer to minimize their chances of developing the devastating disease.

Zika mosquitos not for media gallery

USDA via CNN

Can you get Zika from kissing?

Can you get Zika from kissing? Theoretically, yes, as long the virus is active and the kiss is more than a quick smooch.

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