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Too Often, Opioid Abuse Runs in the Family, Study Shows

Too Often, Opioid Abuse Runs in the Family, Study Shows

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When parents abuse prescription painkillers, their teenagers may follow their example, a new study finds. The study of thousands of U.S. teenagers found that kids were 30 percent more likely to abuse prescription opioids if one of their parents had. […]

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Opioid Overdose Deaths Quadruple, Centered in 8 States

Opioid Overdose Deaths Quadruple, Centered in 8 States

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled in the last two decades, and the highest rates are now seen in eight Eastern states, a new study shows. Those states are: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire and Ohio. The researchers also found that […]

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Taking a Bite Out of Food Ads Targeted to Kids

Taking a Bite Out of Food Ads Targeted to Kids

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Kids can be as strongly influenced by TV commercials as by the shows themselves, and many studies have found that tempting food ads have a particularly harmful effect, contributing to childhood obesity. While the government has stepped in with nutrition […]

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Breastfeeding May Cut Kids’ Eczema Risk

Breastfeeding May Cut Kids’ Eczema Risk

Latest Healthy Kids News SATURDAY, Feb. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children who were breastfed exclusively in their first few months of life were less likely to develop the chronic skin condition known as eczema, a new study finds. For the study, researchers analyzed data on the health, development and dietary patterns of 1,520 children […]

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Health Tip: Steer Clear of Heartburn by Avoiding These Foods

Health Tip: Steer Clear of Heartburn by Avoiding These Foods

(HealthDay News) — More than 60 million Americans have heartburn each month, the American College of Gastroenterology says. The fiery burning sensation is caused by stomach acid backing up in the esophagus. Steering clear of certain foods can help you avoid the problem. Latest Digestion News Limit your intake of these foods to lessen your […]

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More Severe Strain of Flu Starting to Spread Widely: CDC

More Severe Strain of Flu Starting to Spread Widely: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans aren’t out of the woods yet, as the flu season continues to spread across the country, health officials reported Friday. One major shift that’s occurred is in the viruses that are circulating. At the start of the flu […]

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Health Tip: Reducing Asthma Attacks in Cold Weather

Health Tip: Reducing Asthma Attacks in Cold Weather

(HealthDay News) — Dry, cold air can trigger asthma attacks, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says. Breathing in the winter air can cause airways to restrict, making it difficult to breathe. Latest Asthma News The foundation offers suggestions to reduce asthma attacks during winter: Cover your mouth with a scarf. Exercise indoors, not […]