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Are Some Opioid Abusers Using Their Pets to Get the Drugs?

Are Some Opioid Abusers Using Their Pets to Get the Drugs?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To fight America’s opioid epidemic, lawmakers and regulators have clamped down hard on doctors’ prescribing practices. But one avenue for obtaining prescription opioids appears to have been overlooked, according to a new study. Veterinarians are prescribing large quantities of opioids […]

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Strike Up the Band for Better Grades

Strike Up the Band for Better Grades

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Not every budding musician will become a rock star, but studying music has brain bonuses for kids, even those who don’t take up an instrument until their teen years. There’s no doubt that participation in in-school music programs boosts motivation. […]

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Health Tip: Build Stronger Bones

Health Tip: Build Stronger Bones

(HealthDay News) — The foods you eat and drink during childhood will impact the strength of your bones as you age, the Nemours Foundation says. Latest Healthy Kids News Most of your bone density stems from what you eat and drink as children and teens, says Nemours, which notes the process is virtually finished when […]

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Congo Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Worst in History

Congo Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Worst in History

There have been 600 confirmed cases of Ebola and 347 confirmed deaths since early August in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, making it the second-largest and second deadliest outbreak of the disease in history. Latest Infectious Disease News Since the ongoing outbreak was declared on Aug. 1, Ebola symptoms have been reported in 649 […]

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Heart-Healthy Living Also Wards Off Type 2 Diabetes

Heart-Healthy Living Also Wards Off Type 2 Diabetes

Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There could be an added bonus to keeping your cardiovascular health on track — a heart-healthy lifestyle can also prevent type 2 diabetes, researchers say. And it’s better to prevent type 2 diabetes than to have to treat it, the Ohio State University researchers added. […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Before 40 Tied to Mental Illness Hospitalizations

Type 2 Diabetes Before 40 Tied to Mental Illness Hospitalizations

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who develop type 2 diabetes before they turn 40 are twice as likely to be hospitalized for mental illness as those who develop the blood sugar disease after 40, a new study shows. About 37 percent of all hospitalization days […]

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Purdue Pharma Owners Lied About Dangers of OxyContin: Court Filing

Purdue Pharma Owners Lied About Dangers of OxyContin: Court Filing

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma directed attempts to play down the dangers of the opioid painkiller, suggest previously undisclosed documents included in a court filing by the attorney general of Massachusetts. Latest Chronic Pain News The filing includes emails and other internal Purdue communications that mention the Sackler family. It’s the first […]

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Life in Space May Take Toll on Spinal Muscles

Life in Space May Take Toll on Spinal Muscles

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Astronauts tend to complain of back pain after returning to Earth. Now, researchers think they can explain that discomfort. Long stays in space can cause spinal muscles to shrink and become more fatty, they found. In some of those muscles, increased fat levels last […]

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Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths

Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About 4,000 women in the United States die from cervical cancer each year — even though there’s a preventive vaccine and screening to catch the disease early. “When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable,” said Dr. Sarah Ramirez, a family medicine physician […]

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Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Black Americans who receive a liver transplant to treat liver cancer may survive much longer if the new organ comes from a black donor, a new study suggests. “Our data are intriguing. But our results require validation,” said study author Dr. T. Clark Gamblin, chief […]