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Even with a Joliet, Ill., drug treatment physician, publicly stating that he's seen as many as four users of Krokodil, the DEA is not sounding the alarm.

The drug, which is made by cooking codeine with various chemicals, such as lighter fluid, gasoline and industrial cleaners, was first reported in 2011.

It's been on the radar, with Krokodil reports in the U.S. making news lately.

Still, federal officials say they are skeptical that the nightmare drug, a cheap heroin knockoff, that originated in Russia has reached American soil.

“We, the DEA, are not seeing cases of it,” agency spokeswoman Dawn Dearden told Fox News Thursday. “Nothing’s been turned into any of our labs."

"As far as the DEA is concerned, we have not seen any cases.”

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An appellate court is expected to give an attorney for an Ohio children's hospital custody of a 10-year-old Amish girl so she can resume chemotherapy.

This comes after her parents chose to stop the treatments.

Doctors at the Akron Children's Hospital believe Sarah Hershberger has an 85 percent chance of survival if she receives chemotherapy for leukemia.

Without it, they believe she will die within a year.

An appeals court overturned a judge's earlier decision that said preventing parents from making medical decisions for their daughter takes away their rights.

The court ruled that the hospital's attorney, a registered nurse, should be granted limited guardianship and the power to make medical decisions for the girl.

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Pat Robertson has already come out against gays, saying some spread AIDS on purpose.

He's also taken wives to ask, blaming them for their cheating husbands.

And now the 83-year old televangelist has issued a warning to anyone cooking up an Atkins or Paleo recipe: you are totally dissing God!

In yet another impossible-to-believe segment on The 700 Club this week, Robertson told the story of some dude named Jimmy Moore who lost 180 pounds by cutting out carbs.

And what's the matter with such a healthy move?

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Miniature horse Judd and young Tyler Cribbs are best friends, but unlike most people and animals who share a special bond, theirs is rather specific.

Boy and Horse

Judd was born at the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association in Grantville, Pa., with a condition that prevents him from supporting his own weight without splints.

The association offers horseback riding as therapy to patients with disabilities. Ironically, in the case of Judd, CARTA saw an opportunity to do the opposite.

"It's our turn to give therapy back," CATRA's Ben Nolt said. "There are horses who have had this in the past and recovered normally. We're sort of a wait and see."

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An 11-year-old Florida girl was sent home from school with a letter informing her parents that she's overweight, a controversial practice by any measure.

But wait until you hear what she actually weighs ...

The girl is 5'5" and tips the scales at 124 pounds.

While that sounds like the definition of normal, the county health department came to Lily Grasso's middle school in Naples, Fla., to screen the kids.

Since Lily's BMI registered at 22, she was put into the "overweight" category and a (pejoratively nicknamed) "fat letter" was sent out, enraging her mom.

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After a series of failed gender reassignment surgeries, a 44-year-old man in Belgium chose to end his life via euthanasia on Monday, reports indicate.

“I was the girl no one wanted,” Nathan Verhelst lamented to the Flemish newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, just a few hours before his elective death.

Belgian Man

Verhelst, who was born female, recalled to the newspaper’s reporters how he grew up in an unloving family, feeling like a boy trapped in a girl’s body.

He finally started hormone therapy in 2009 and underwent several reassignment surgeries in 2012, but they only made the situation worse for him.

While doctors did not publicly share the specifics of the surgeries, Verhelst told Het Laatste Nieuws that after the procedures, he felt like a monster.

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Every bluefin tuna caught in California waters is believed to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima, according to a new report.

Yes, every single fish tested.

B'fin Tuna

In May of 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported on a Stanford University study by Daniel Madigan, a marine ecologist who was quoted as saying:

“The tuna packaged it up (the radiation) and brought it across the ocean ... we were surprised to see it at all and even more surprised to see it in every one.”

Another member of the study group added that "absolutely every one" of the tuna had comparable concentrations of cesium 134 and cesium 137.

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Nina Dobrev is reportedly dating Derek Hough.

But The Vampire Diaries actress nearly gives fans a look at certain body parts reserved for this new boyfriend in a WhoSay image with a political agenda:

She's holding a sign up over her boobs that encourages folks to #GetCoverage and which shows support for the Affordable Health Care Act, which went into effect on Tuesday:

Nina Dobrev Topless

“Im Canadian. We have healthcare for all," Dobrev wrote as a caption to the photo. "If you dont have insurance go to [HealthCare.gov] and#GetCovered ,Because w/o it, youre naked.”

Translation: Kate Upton, please do not get coverage!

The fight over this act has led to a government shutdown, with over 800,000 employees forced to stay home and national parks/monuments closed until Congress can each a budgetary agreement. What a mess.

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Australian mother of three Maha Al Musa, 51, still breastfeeds her 5-year-old daughter, and vows to keep at it until age 10 if that's the child's wish.

The circumstances may sound extreme, but her reasoning is familiar and simple.

"I believe it helps boost her immune system. To this day, she is very rarely ill and her temperament is calmer and more relaxed than the other children," Al Musa says.

Whatever you think of her decision, the story has gone viral and sparked debate.

The Australian belly dancer practices extended breastfeeding, much like Jamie Lynne Grumet, the 26-year-old L.A. mom who covered Time last year.

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Tired of taking anywhere nearly a minute-and-a-half to clean your teeth every morning and night? Let's face it: We all are.

Fortunately, the Blizzident toothbrush now exists.

Costing a mere $299, this invention looks a lot like a mouth guard with bristles… but it lasts for a year and it can allegedly get the cleaning job done in six seconds. Yes, six seconds!

Spokesman Chris Martin claims the Blizzident makes brushing your teeth "as easy as biting into an apple."

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