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The leading cause of death among the homeless used to be AIDS.
Now a new study has found it's actually drug overdoses, usually from painkillers and heroin.
The study looked at homeless adults who were treated through the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program over a 5-year period.
The death rate from O.D.ing has tripled in the past 15 years!
The lead author of the study said:
Brooke Mueller was rushed to the hospital, but it wasn't because she overdosed.
Or at least that isn't what her publicist is saying!
According to her publicist:
"An assistant thought Brooke was non-responsive while she was napping and hastily called an ambulance. As a precaution, Brooke was brought to a local hospital and discharged after an hour. She was diagnosed with exhaustion and dehydration and is now fine and resting at home. That's it."
Other reports claimed she OD'd on drugs, although the names of which drugs were not reported.
No matter what put her in the hospital - we just hope she's OK!!!
[Image via WENN.]