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A Thai Malay Muslim drug user breaks up the kratom leaf into a pan to form part of a popular cheap narcotic drink. NJ officials are looking to ban the sale of kraton in NJ. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
A Thai Malay Muslim drug user breaks up the kratom leaf into a pan to form part of a popular cheap narcotic drink. NJ officials are looking to ban the sale of kraton in NJ. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Kratom – An herbal drug that is trending, deadly and legal in NJ

It has been around for years and can easily be bought in New Jersey tobacco shops, gas stations and on the internet. Kratom - an organic herb which grows naturally in Southeast Asia - is quickly becoming a "go-to'" drug for young people because of its opioid-like effects.

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Category: Health, New Jersey News
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Five Ways To Keep Ticks Out Of Your Yard

Ticks are the worst, plain and simple. They can be dangerous to both animals and humans, and our area is full of them. Here are some tips to help you stay safe.

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Do You Crack Your Knuckles?

Our mothers told us we'd get arthritis, is it true?  Here's what really happens when we crack our knuckles.

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Rutgers scientist to develop rapid Ebola test

The idea is to quickly diagnose patients in remote locations where the spread of Ebola has been rampant. A Rutgers researcher has received a grant of nearly $640,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid test to diagnose Ebola along with other viruses that can cause symptoms similar to the deadly disease.  

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Paralyzed Man Walks Again After Nose Cell Transplant

I cried tears of joy when I saw this story.

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NJ health officials: Get Influenza Vaccine Now

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has joined health officials in recommending that all state residents get a flu shot - but now comes word some doctors are reporting shortages of vaccine.

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Ocean County towns get federal funds to fight drug abuse

A federal grant is funding anti-drug programs in municipalities hit especially hard by the heroin epidemic.

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You Won’t Believe What Comes Out Of This Ear

Next time you feel that little itch in your ear, don't assume it's just a waxy buildup...

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The 7 Best Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a list of seven of the best charities most deserving of your support.

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Sperm Killers- Fact or Fiction

Guys. We have all heard about the medical studies that certain things can be bad for our sperm.

For example, you've heard about wearing "tighty whities" or briefs is bad for the sperm. You've also probably heard about keeping a laptop on your lap close to your "franks and beans" is bad as well.

Well guess what? According to Dr. Kaufman, in regards to wearing tight underwear,

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Another Drug to Be Worried About [AUDIO]

Heroin isn't the only drug of concern in Ocean County. Though not as widespread, "N-Bomb" or "25i" is similar to LSD and is tremendously dangerous, according to prosecutor's office spokesman Al Della Fave.

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Meet Meridian’s Dr. Bernard Murphy

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