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Hispanic women more likely to die after breast cancer diagnosis

Diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer at age 32, Karol Contreras was already scared and unsettled. The thought of discussing her condition and treatment with doctors only added to her anxiety. Contreras grew up in Honduras; her English is limited. An acquaintance

This is what the opioid epidemic feels like: ‘My son didn’t have to die’

‘How is it that the FDA gives us a national warning about tainted heads of lettuce but cannot do the same with medication that kills thousands of people every year?’ Photograph: Patrick Sison/AP On a cold December evening in 2010, my

‘Trainspotting generation’ most likely to die from drug use

Trainspotting actors including Ewan McGregor, second left. Opiate overdoses accounted for more than half of all drug-related deaths last year. Photograph: Allstar/Channel 4 Films People in the “Trainspotting generation” are most likely to die from drug use, after a sharp rise in deaths