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How vending machines help states battle the opioid crisis: ‘You don’t know when you’re going to need these products’

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — In his darkest moments, Jason Hall felt worthless. During his childhood and early adulthood, he said, there were times when he would drink too much alcohol, pop pills at nightclubs and, inevitably, do something or say something that would hurt people he loved. Hall, 41, would never have thought

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Switching to electric vehicles could prevent millions of illnesses in US children by 2050, report estimates

By Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN) — Hundreds of infants’ lives would be saved and millions of children would breathe easier across the US if the nation’s power grid depended on clean energy and more drivers made the switch to zero-emission vehicles, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. “Air pollution and climate

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Lower your risk of irritable bowel syndrome by adopting a healthy lifestyle, new study suggests

By Taylor Nicioli, CNN (CNN) — Adopting a healthy lifestyle could reduce the risk of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, a new study found. For adults in midlife and older who were physically active, got enough sleep, ate a quality diet, moderated alcohol intake or didn’t smoke, the risk for developing the gastrointestinal disorder dropped by up

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Administration announces $5.8 billion in funding to clean up nation’s drinking water, upgrade infrastructure

By Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN) — The Biden administration on Tuesday announced $5.8 billion in funding that will go out to every state and territory to help fix an ailing water infrastructure that continues to put millions of Americans’ health at risk. Michael Regan, administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Vice President Kamala

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