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  • By Dennis Thompson
    HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The recent overdose death of rock legend Prince has brought renewed focus on the dangers posed by synthetic opioids -- laboratory-created narcotics tweaked by chemists to produce potentially lethal highs while skirting U.S. drug laws.

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The Border Patrol raided two mountainside campsites of suspected drug cartel scouts. 

  • By Steven Reinberg
    HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain cancer patients might benefit from an implantable ultrasound device that appears to enhance chemotherapy treatment, a small study says.

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Three widely used erectile dysfunction drugs -- Cialis, Levitra and Viagra -- aren't likely to boost the risk of melanoma skin cancer, a new study reports.

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The blood sugar-lowering drug Victoza (liraglutide) cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke in type 2 diabetes patients, a new study finds.

  • By Amy Norton
    HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Any of the prescription weight-loss drugs on the market can help obese people shed pounds, although some seem more effective than others, a new study finds.

  • By Alan Mozes
    HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half the patients prescribed opioid painkillers in a recent U.S. study received more than they needed. And many shared the drugs or failed to store them securely, a new survey indicates.

(HealthDay News) -- Mental health is as important as physical health, so take steps to keep yourself well.

FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- How can you keep someone who's thinking about suicide from going through with it? One way is to restrict easy access to methods of suicide, a new international review suggests.

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  • By Marilyn Heins Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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Tell other parents when you notice their child driving unwisely; ask they reciprocate.

  • By Amy Dickinson Tribune Content Agency

Advice for the real world.

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NuvOx Pharma wins $110,000 in grants and investments.

Parental influence plays huge part in whether kids say yes or no. 

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With more agents, fewer crossers, agency ramps up efforts to catch scouts.

  • Arizona Daily Star

Mexican national arrested at the Port of Nogales.

  • Carmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star

Three people were arresed in two separate incidents Wednesday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Douglas port of entry.

  • McClatchy Newspapers

Merck’s late-stage melanoma drug, lambrolizumab, continues to show great promise in shrinking the deadly tumors, particularly when taken at th…

Two people were arrested Tuesday in separate incidents at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry for trying to smuggle about $304,000 worth of mar…

  • Tim Steller, Arizona Daily Star

The discovery of five bodies in a burning vehicle triggered suspicions that the incident may be an example of violence spilling over from Mexico's drug wars. But exactly what "spillover violence" is remains in dispute.