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A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed. Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed. Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Price of heroin overdose antidote increases

Earlier this year, as New Jersey's heroin epidemic continued to get worse, police departments and EMS crews began carrying and administering the opiate antidote naloxone to overdose victims. However, an increase in cost for the drug may mean prevent some providers from having adequate supplies on hand.

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Merck
Merck (Kena Betancur, Getty Images)
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Merck dives into ‘superbug’ chase with Cubist

Merck will spend $8.4 billion to buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals and move deeper into treating so-called "superbugs" that have drawn dire warnings from global health organizations.

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Data: Few Americans with depression receive treatment

Nearly eight percent of the U.S. population has depression of some kind and yet, only a third of those suffering receive treatment, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

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A sign lets customers know they can get a flu shot in a Walgreen store in Indianapolis.
A sign lets customers know they can get a flu shot in a Walgreen store in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Nov. 12.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Nov. 12. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many people covered under President Barack Obama's health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday. While the average increases are modest, it's more fodder for the nation's political battles over health care.

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(Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock)
(Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock)
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Anxiety becoming more common in children

Anxiety is increasing among children and adolescents, and some of them may already be stressing about having to return to school after the upcoming winter break.

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Dr. Nancy Snyderman
Dr. Nancy Snyderman (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer, File)
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NBC’s Nancy Snyderman: Sorry for scaring Princeton

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC News medical reporter and Princeton resident Nancy Snyderman is apologizing for violating her quarantine for Ebola exposure, saying she failed to appreciate how frightened Americans were of the disease.

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Rosa's Restaurant in Hamilton
Rosa's Restaurant in Hamilton (CBS Philly)
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Hamilton to offer vaccines for hepatitis A

HAMILTON (AP) — A Mercer County town will offer vaccinations to residents after an employee at a restaurant tested positive for hepatitis A.

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President Barack Obama listens to Dr. Nancy Sullivan section chief biodefense research at the National Institute of Infectious and Allergic Diseases
President Barack Obama listens to Dr. Nancy Sullivan section chief biodefense research at the National Institute of Infectious and Allergic Diseases (AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Obama: Ebola still priority as public focus shifts

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Declaring the "fight is nowhere close to being over," President Barack Obama on Tuesday heralded strides in the effort to confront Ebola in West Africa and in protecting the U.S. against the spread of the deadly virus. He said squelching the disease remains an urgent priority even if the American public's attention has shifted elsewhere.

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick (RWJUH)
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Robert Wood Johnson named state’s main Ebola hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick has been designated as one of 35 Ebola treatment centers across the country.

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