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Teen opioid abuse often begins at doctor’s office
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Teen opioid abuse often begins at doctor’s office

March 20th, 2017 | by Contributor
Most American teenagers who abuse opioid drugs first received the drugs from a doctor, a new study finds. Researchers looked at trends in the use of prescription opioids among U.S. adolescents from 1976 to...
Amazon tribe may hold secrets to heart health
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Amazon tribe may hold secrets to heart health

March 20th, 2017 | by Contributor
A primitive Amazonian tribe appears to have the best heart health in the world, living a simple existence that inadvertently provides them extraordinary protection against heart disease, researchers report. The Tsimane people of...
Should companies be allowed to demand your genetic test results?
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Should companies be allowed to demand your genetic test results?

March 20th, 2017 | by Contributor
Your genetic profile can reveal whether you have a disease or a predisposition to problems like cancer. So there is concern over a bill that would let companies request genetic testing, and effectively charge employees more for...
500 cases of norovirus reported in school district
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500 cases of norovirus reported in school district

March 18th, 2017 | by Contributor
OXNARD, Calif. — A small school district in Oxnard has been hit with hundreds of cases of norovirus,  CBS Los Angeles reports.  Rio School District Superintendent John Puglisi confirmed there have been 500...
Opioid addiction can start within just a few days
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Opioid addiction can start within just a few days

March 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
Doctors who limit the supply of opioids they prescribe to three days or less may help patients avoid the dangers of dependence and addiction, a new study suggests. Among patients without cancer, a single day’s supply of a...
Here’s where – and how – Americans are committing suicide
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Here’s where – and how – Americans are committing suicide

March 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
Although the U.S. suicide rate has been rising gradually since 2000, suicides in less urban areas are outpacing those in more urban areas, according to a new federal report. “Geographic disparities in suicide rates might be...