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Cocaine, Amphetamines May Up Injection Drug Users' Suicide Risk December 19, 2014

These substances doubled the likelihood of an attempt, study says

E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds December 19, 2014

Users report fewer cravings, less irritability

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study December 19, 2014

Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study December 18, 2014

Researchers suspect that more marked hormonal changes may explain possible connection

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Health Tip: Eating Disorder Can Hurt Your Child December 18, 2014

Here are possible health consequences

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb December 18, 2014

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk December 18, 2014

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study December 17, 2014

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

College Students Say 'Curiosity' Leads Them to Fake Pot December 17, 2014

Preventive measures should target younger kids, survey suggests

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability December 17, 2014

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Enforcement of Drunk Driving Laws Makes Roads Safer, Study Finds December 16, 2014

States with more random traffic stops, DUI arrests have fewer drivers fail breath tests

Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds December 16, 2014

Flexible start times, less late-night TV would help solve America's problem, experts say

Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit December 15, 2014

Efforts included phone-based counseling and free nicotine-replacement therapy

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer December 15, 2014

Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds December 15, 2014

Researchers advise against using booze to help get shut-eye

Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD December 15, 2014

Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed December 13, 2014

People felt less stressed when they checked only three times a day, study finds

Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics From Calling 911, Study Says December 12, 2014

Researchers explore barriers to cardiac arrest treatment

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat December 12, 2014

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake December 12, 2014

Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study December 12, 2014

Those addicted to cigarettes spend less time in treatment for drinking problem

Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner December 12, 2014

Study finds mothers who are distracted by devices at mealtimes connect less well with kids

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients December 12, 2014

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows December 11, 2014

Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds December 11, 2014

Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say

For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity December 11, 2014

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

Health Tip: Handle Emotions in a Healthy Way December 11, 2014

Don't let them get the best of you

Health Tip: Seniors, Focus on Nutrient-Dense Foods December 11, 2014

Eat plenty of fruit and veggies

Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds December 11, 2014

Medical conditions or treatments may affect fertility, researchers say

Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows December 10, 2014

But researchers stress it does not cause developmental disorder

Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says December 10, 2014

Ads featured advice from former smokers

Fewer Bars and Liquor Stores, Less Domestic Violence: CDC December 10, 2014

Regulations limiting local access to alcohol may help curb partner assaults, study suggests

No Link Seen Between Celiac Disease, Infertility December 09, 2014

Researcher says findings should reassure women with the digestive disorder

Boost in Docs' Incomes Comes From More Procedures, Not More Patients December 09, 2014

Researchers suggest salary bump should come from more patients, improved care

Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report December 09, 2014

Figure doesn't include secondhand smoke, cigars, pipes or smokeless tobacco

Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide December 09, 2014

Scans found evidence of less connection between areas that control emotion, motivation and memory

Hookah Use May Make Cigarette Habit More Likely in Teens December 08, 2014

Researchers found similar trend for young users of a chewing tobacco called snus

U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study December 08, 2014

Ninety percent of primary care physicians are concerned about abuse of powerful narcotics

Women Can Outperform Men in Financial Negotiations, Study Shows December 05, 2014

Researchers say certain situations favor females: similar past experience, bargaining for others

'Mean Boys' Rule in Middle, High School, Study Finds December 05, 2014

Males may be more likely than girls to use 'relational aggression'

Summer Jobs Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble, Study Suggests December 05, 2014

And the effect lasts months after employment ends, researchers find

Painkiller Abuse More Likely for Those Who Skip College: Study December 05, 2014

Link is especially true for females

Most Americans Agree With Right-to-Die Movement December 05, 2014

74 percent now believe terminally ill should have choice to end their lives, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study December 05, 2014

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study December 04, 2014

Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

Study Finds Need for Improved Schizophrenia Care December 04, 2014

As many as 4 in 10 seeking help after first episode are medicated inappropriately, researchers say

Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival December 03, 2014

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

Nearly 1 in 12 Americans Struggles With Depression, Study Finds December 03, 2014

But, just a third of severely depressed people have sought help

Better Diet, Exercise Can Prevent Diabetes in Both Sexes, Study Finds December 02, 2014

Taking blood sugar-lowering medications can also help, researchers say

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