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Big Pharma’s Marketing to Docs Helped Trigger Opioid Crisis: Study

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — Aggressive direct marketing to doctors by pharmaceutical companies is tied to spurring the ongoing epidemic of opioid ...

At Risk for Breast Cancer? Your Race Matters

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — Black women at risk of breast cancer may face a disadvantage because of racial disparities in health ...

Shoes Make the Difference When Starting to Exercise

Print this page SATURDAY, Jan. 19, 2019 — If you’ve vowed to be more active this year, be sure you have proper athletic shoes, a ...

Antibiotics Still Misused in Babies With Viral Lung Infections

Print this page THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 — U.S. emergency rooms routinely prescribe antibiotics to babies with the common viral lung infection bronchiolitis, counter to ...

More Americans Mixing Opioids With Sedatives

Print this page THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 — As if the opioid crisis wasn’t already bad enough, new research shows a sharp rise in the ...

AHA: Taking Medicine for a Cold? Be Mindful of Your Heart

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association) — Flu has so far infected more than 6 million Americans this season, and winter ...

Virtual Doctor Visits Get High Marks in New Survey

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — The quality of your care won’t suffer if you choose video visits with your doctor, a new ...

Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?

Print this page SUNDAY, Jan. 20, 2019 — Boosting athletes’ neck strength in the off season might reduce their concussion risk in sports such as ...

Movie Violence Doesn’t Make Kids Violent, Study Finds

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — Parents often worry that violent movies can trigger violence in their kids, but a new study suggests ...

Ditch Your Leisure To-Do List

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — If the fun is often missing from your social activities or play feels like work, researchers at ...

Cancer Diagnosis May Quadruple Suicide Risk

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — The risk of suicide is more than four times higher among Americans with cancer than those without ...

New Leash on Life? Staying Slim Keeps Pooches Happy, Healthy

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — Carrying extra pounds isn’t just bad for humans: New research indicates dogs’ lives may be significantly shorter ...