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Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to ‘Opioid Shop’

Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to ‘Opioid Shop’

Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who are thwarted in their attempts to “shop around” for prescription opioid painkillers at doctors’ offices and pharmacies may try to get the drugs via relatives as a last resort, researchers report. Some people who misuse opioids go to numerous prescribers and fill […]

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Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Show Up Long Before Diagnosis

Latest Arthritis News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Difficulties with daily activities such as dressing, walking and eating can be seen in rheumatoid arthritis patients a year or two before they’re diagnosed, a new study shows. “This is a new finding, and a finding that is quite intriguing,” said lead author Dr. Elena […]

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More Active Lupus Linked to Childhood Events

Latest Arthritis News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Lupus patients who had difficult childhoods have higher disease activity, worse depression and poorer overall health than those with better childhoods, a new study finds. Bad childhood experiences included abuse, neglect and household challenges. The study included 269 lupus patients in California. Of those, about […]

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Stay Safe While Spring Cleaning

Latest Allergies News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While it’s a regular ritual, spring cleaning can become a dangerous chore for your health, experts warn. Some cleaning supplies — air fresheners, rug cleaners, bleach, oven cleaners and floor polish — have dangerous chemicals such as volatile organic compounds. These chemicals become vapors that […]

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How Pokémon characters can help us understand the brain

How Pokémon characters can help us understand the brain

Researchers from Stanford University in California have found that extensive exposure to video games, such as Pokémon, during childhood activates certain regions of the brain. A recent study used Pokémon to inform neuroscience. Pokémon is a media franchise that dates back to 1995. It involves fictional creatures called “Pokémon.” Players have to catch and train […]

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Exploring spider venom’s dual attack

Exploring spider venom’s dual attack

Spider venom research has so far focused on a relatively narrow area. Now, a group of scientists in Switzerland has dug a little deeper to find out exactly how deadly it is. Could the secrets of spider venom help design new drugs? Animal venom has long been used in medicine. While the industry used to […]

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Depression: Exercise may reduce symptoms but not in women

Depression: Exercise may reduce symptoms but not in women

Many experts consider exercise to be an effective treatment for depression. However, new research casts doubt on this theory by showing that not everyone may benefit. A new study looks at whether exercise can relieve depressive symptoms in men and women equally. Depression is the number one cause of disability across the globe, according to […]

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5 causes of cold intolerance

5 causes of cold intolerance

People with cold intolerance frequently feel cold when other people are comfortable or even warm. Cold intolerance may only occur in certain parts of the body, such as the hands or feet. Some people naturally tend to feel colder than others, without any discernible cause. However, cold intolerance can also be a symptom of an […]

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What are the best cereals for people with diabetes?

What are the best cereals for people with diabetes?

In addition to their health concerns, some people with a recent diabetes diagnosis worry that they will no longer be able to eat the foods they enjoy, including cereal. However, there are many types of cereal that people with diabetes can eat without worrying, as long as they take a few things into consideration. Cereals […]