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Romanian Patient Dies After Electric Scalpel Sets Her On Fire During Surgery

A 66-year-old woman who was undergoing surgery in Romania to remove tumors in her pancreas died after an electric scalpel set her on fire during the procedure, The Guardian reported.

U.S. Car Plant Closures Linked to 85 Percent Spike in Opioid Overdoses, Study Shows

Car plant closures in the U.S. have been linked to a rise in fatal opioid overdoses, in a study suggesting the erosion of economic opportunities has played a part in the ongoing opioid crisis.

Chemicals That Haven’t Been Used for Years Are Still Having an Impact on the Growth of Fetuses in U.S.

Pollutants from chemicals still found in the environment years after they were last used are still having an impact on fetuses, a study has found.

Skin Cancer Caused Enormous ‘Dragon Horn’ to Form on Man’s Back

A five-inch-long "drag horn" was discovered growing out of a man's back as a result of untreated skin cancer.

Marijuana Legalization 2020: These States Could Legalize Weed In The New Year

Just one year ago, hopes were high that Congress might inch toward decriminalizing cannabis or freeing the industry from regulatory mismatches.

Seattle Schoolchildren Told to Get Vaccinated or Don’t Return to Class in 2020 as America Deals with Measles Crisis

As the America grapples with the highest number of measles cases reported since 1992, Seattle schoolchildren are being told to get vaccinated—or don't bother returning to class in 2020.

Nancy Pelosi Should Submit Donald Trump for ‘Involuntary’ Mental Health Evaluation, Yale Psychiatrist Warns

President Donald Trump's mental health is not being taken seriously enough by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and he should be submitted for an "involuntary" psychiatric evaluation, according to a Yale psychiatrist.

Exercising Lowers Risk of These Cancers, Study Suggests

Hitting the recommended levels of exercise could lower the risk of developing seven forms of cancer, according to a study.