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One Big Roadblock to Opioid Addiction Treatment

One Big Roadblock to Opioid Addiction Treatment

Latest Mental Health News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The crisis of opioid abuse continues in the United States. However, a new study finds there still aren’t enough doctors authorized to prescribe the leading drug treatment for opioid addiction. This shortfall occurs even though the number of physicians approved […]

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Opioid Use By Teens a Red Flag for Other Dangers

Opioid Use By Teens a Red Flag for Other Dangers

Latest Mental Health News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Teenagers who’ve experimented with opioid painkillers are likely to be taking other health risks, a new study finds. In a national survey of U.S. high school students, 14% said they had ever “misused” a prescription opioid such as Vicodin, OxyContin […]

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What to know about free-range eggs

What to know about free-range eggs

In general, hens that are free to roam in their houses and have access to some outside space produce free-range eggs. Hens that live in cages without any roaming opportunities produce cage eggs. Many egg cartons carry the free-range label. While this does mean that the hens have some access to roaming and possibly outdoor […]

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Many Girls, Young Women Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

Many Girls, Young Women Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

Latest Women’s Health News MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many American teen girls and young women under the age of 21 are undergoing pelvic exams and Pap tests they just don’t need, a new study finds. “Parents of adolescents and young women should be aware that cervical cancer screening is not recommended routinely […]

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Health Tip: Taking Down the Christmas Tree Safely

Health Tip: Taking Down the Christmas Tree Safely

Latest Prevention & Wellness News (HealthDay News) — Christmas trees are involved in a few hundred fires annually, says the Texas Department of Insurance. The longer a tree stays up after the holidays, the greater a fire hazard it becomes. To take down the Christmas tree safely, the department suggests: Discard a tree within one […]

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Whole Milk May Lower Children’s Obesity Risk

Whole Milk May Lower Children’s Obesity Risk

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Children who drink whole milk may have a lower risk of overweight and obesity than those who drink low-fat milk, a new review suggests. Canadian investigators analyzed 14 studies that included nearly 21,000 children who drank either whole milk (3.3% fat) or milk with […]