CNN - Health Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2.5 months 2017-09-19T16:33:01.000000000+00:00 Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, but also shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2.5 months off our lives, according to a... When caring for a sick pet becomes burdensome 2017-09-19T15:59:31.000000000+00:00 Caring for a chronically or terminally ill pet could be putting your own mental health at risk, a new paper suggests. Here are strategies that might help alleviate pet caregiver burden. A 'family curse': First insomnia, then death 2017-09-19T15:46:29.000000000+00:00 Their mothers came down with a deadly insomnia. Did they inherit it? 235 sickened by salmonella outbreaks linked to papayas 2017-09-19T15:42:49.000000000+00:00 Salmonella outbreaks linked to Maradol papayas from Mexico have sickened 235 people in 26 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Seventy-eight people have been hospitalized, and two people, one from New York and one from California, have died. Nerf guns can pose serious eye risk, doctors warn 2017-09-19T15:08:31.000000000+00:00 Just about everyone who's played with a projectile toy has gotten a version of the warning "You'll shoot your eye out!" Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says 2017-09-19T13:31:54.000000000+00:00 Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says. Mysterious, deadly insomnia for over 200 years 2017-09-19T09:45:17.000000000+00:00 A family suffered from a mysterious, deadly insomnia for over 200 years. But one of them decided it was time to stop suffering in silence. The opioid crisis took this 8-year-old's father away 2017-09-19T01:07:17.000000000+00:00 It all started with pain killers after a dentist appointment. Now, Drake, a 32-year-old from Columbus, Ohio has struggled with opioid abuse for more than a decade. Grey's Anatomy actress reveals brain tumor diagnosis 2017-09-18T23:43:26.000000000+00:00 Kate Walsh played a doctor on TV, but that didn't prepare her for being a patient. Opioid crisis fast facts 2017-09-18T16:28:41.000000000+00:00 Here's a look at the opioid crisis.