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Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain September 22, 2016

Study supports notion that the habit is toxic to brain cells, slows mental abilities

Alcoholics May Lack Key Enzyme September 21, 2016

Rat study suggests PRDM2 helps the brain control impulses to drink

Opioid Epidemic Costs U.S. $78.5 Billion Annually: CDC September 21, 2016

Economic burden includes health care, lost productivity and treatment programs

Can Stress Lower a Woman's Fertility? September 21, 2016

Greatest impact is around ovulation time, research suggests

Shedding Light on Low Male Libido September 20, 2016

In small study, half-hour of bright light each morning boosted testosterone levels, sexual satisfaction

Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk After All September 19, 2016

Large study challenges previous research linking the procedure to slightly higher chance of disease

Internet Addiction May Be Red Flag for Other Mental Health Issues: Study September 19, 2016

Over-reliance on the Web might be linked to depression, anxiety and impulsivity, researchers report

Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study September 16, 2016

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

Do States With Medical Marijuana Have Less Opioid Abuse? September 15, 2016

Study of fatal car crashes finds fewer linked to opioids where medical pot is legal, but some experts are critical of the research

Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men September 14, 2016

Survival rates are all high, but watchful waiting is linked to some cancer spread, British study reports

Alcohol May Damage the Heart -- at Least for Some September 14, 2016

Booze linked to atrial fibrillation, a dangerous condition that raises stroke risk

Drunk as the Company You Keep? September 14, 2016

Perceptions of your intoxication influenced by how much those around you are drinking, study finds

Smoking Thickens Heart Wall, Leading to Heart Failure: Study September 13, 2016

The more you smoke and the longer you smoke, the greater the risk of damage

Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction September 13, 2016

They were more affected by nicotine when they thought it was present in a cigarette, study showed

Most on Opioid Painkillers OK With Getting Overdose Antidote: Survey September 13, 2016

More than a third said it improved their drug-taking behavior

Health Tip: Osteoporosis Affects Men, Too September 12, 2016

Here are common risk factors

Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms September 09, 2016

Because early signs are often easy to ignore, 140,000 women worldwide die of the disease every year

College Students Using More Pot, Fewer Opioids September 08, 2016

Nearly 5 percent use marijuana daily, survey finds

TV Booze Ads a Lubricant for Teen Drinking: Study September 07, 2016

Those who saw the most commercials downed 200-plus drinks a month, researchers say

Could Good Sex Be Bad for an Older Man's Heart? September 06, 2016

Once a week or more may take toll, study finds, but at least one cardiologist questions the findings

Alcohol Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Ups Stroke Risk: Study September 02, 2016

Doctors should ask patients with atrial fibrillation about their drinking

Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections: Study September 01, 2016

Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

More U.S. Adults Using Marijuana Than Ever September 01, 2016

Daily use nearly doubled between 2002 and 2014, study finds

Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials August 30, 2016

But human studies have yet to be done

Doctors Divided on Safety, Use of Electronic Cigarettes August 26, 2016

When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors' advice differs

Many Teens 'Vaping' for Flavor, Not Nicotine August 25, 2016

Study found that only about a fifth of 12th graders who used an e-cigarette used a nicotine substance

Synthetic Fentanyl Fueling Surge in Overdose Deaths: CDC August 25, 2016

U.S. Surgeon General urges doctors to join the fight against opioid addiction epidemic

Amphetamines Polluting Some Urban Streams: Study August 25, 2016

Concentration of drugs may be high enough to cause ecological changes, researchers say

Survey Says: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger August 25, 2016

Study supports notion that balding men appear older, less attractive

Medical Marijuana's Pain Relief May Work Better for Men August 24, 2016

Study found male users reporting bigger benefits compared to women

Veterans' Painkiller Abuse Can Raise Odds for Heroin Use August 23, 2016

3 of 4 who tried the illicit drug had misused prescription painkillers first: study

Is Compromise More Likely When Women Are Part of the Decision? August 19, 2016

Men alone tend to choose an extreme option, study contends

Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds August 17, 2016

Researchers report no significant rise in defects for babies exposed during first trimester

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD August 17, 2016

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

Unhealthy Habits May Cost Canadians 6 Years of Life August 16, 2016

Smoking, inactivity top the list of culprits, researchers say

Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends August 16, 2016

Most people who give up cigarettes make at least two new pals, research finds

U.S. College Kids Drink More, Smoke Less Than Others Their Age August 16, 2016

Full-time students aged 18 to 22 also have higher rates of binge-drinking, survey finds

ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs August 12, 2016

Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues

Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC August 12, 2016

Support from family, community critical to their well-being, U.S. health officials stress

Steep Rise in U.S. Babies Born to Opioid-Addicted Mothers August 11, 2016

Cases of 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' quadrupled between 1999 and 2013, CDC says

Would Weaker Beer Help Reduce Alcohol's Harms? August 11, 2016

Researchers say drinkers wouldn't notice if alcohol content were reduced, but benefits to health and safety could be big

Infertility Patients' Mental Health Problems Often Unaddressed August 11, 2016

'We're doing a terrible job of it,' researcher says

Health Tip: Young Men Shouldn't Scrimp on Nutrition August 11, 2016

Good choices promote better health

Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study August 11, 2016

Early exposure ups likelihood of substance abuse when they reach their 20s, researcher says

Frozen Embryos May Boost Pregnancy Odds for Some Women August 10, 2016

Study finds they beat fresh embryos in polycystic ovary syndrome patients undergoing IVF

Dogs Having Tough Time Maintaining Fertility August 10, 2016

Veterinarians think chemical pollutants may be to blame; finding might have implications for human males

Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study August 10, 2016

Vast majority of patients used the meds short-term to ease their pain

Fake Xanax Cut With Potent Pain Med Can Be a Killer August 09, 2016

1 person died, 8 were sickened when illicit pills circulated in San Francisco, doctors report

Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills August 09, 2016

Researchers cite concerns about possible long-term use and addiction

Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol August 05, 2016

Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

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