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(Reuters Health) - - Patients sent home from the hospital around Christmas time are more likely to have bad outcomes compared to those discharged at other times, a Canadian study suggests.

The study looked at data from nearly 890,000 women of different ages

Doctors are opting to stop prescribing legal opioids – even to people who are left bedridden without them -- as insurers, pharmacies, state medical boards and state and federal law enforcement authorities warn them about overstepping federal opioid prescribing guidelines (issued in 2016 by the Centers for Disease Control) and the regulatory or third-party limits that followed on the number of pills and daily dosage they can give patients. Some have stopped prescribing opioids after being faced with losing their medical license or getting arrested.

More than 29,000 pounds of certain Jimmy Dean sausage products were recalled following reports they possibly contained pieces of metal.

Registered nurse Lindsay Snodgrass was shocked to discover dangerous levels of a radioactive gas in her own home. Now, she's urging other Albertans to test their homes for radon.

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