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Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day October 21, 2016

DEA-sponsored event offers sites to safely dispose of unused meds

Even for Men at High Risk, Healthy Living May Help Prevent Colon Cancer October 20, 2016

Many lives could be saved if people avoided alcohol and smoking, ate better and stayed active, researchers report

Trauma Patients Not to Blame for Opioid Epidemic: Study October 20, 2016

Only 1 percent still took prescribed painkillers one year after hospital discharge

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC October 19, 2016

More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

Sleep Can Affect Male Fertility October 19, 2016

Study found too little or too much shuteye linked to reduced chance of pregnancy

Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive October 18, 2016

They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments October 17, 2016

In vitro fertilization cut the rate in half for women over 40, study finds

Scientists Map DNA of Zika Virus From Semen October 13, 2016

It's another step in trying to understand the germ linked to severe birth defects worldwide

Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk? October 13, 2016

Study found chances doubled, but did not prove androgen deprivation caused damage to brain

Mixed News on Drug Abuse Among Lesbian, Gay Americans October 13, 2016

This group is more likely to use illicit substances, but also more apt to seek out help, report finds

How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister October 13, 2016

Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom October 12, 2016

Mothers are often doing household chores, but dads get more play time with the kids, study finds

Doctors May Not Be Telling High-Risk Patients About HIV Prevention Drug October 10, 2016

Less than half of gay and bisexual men are aware of once-a-day pill PrEP, study shows

Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study October 07, 2016

Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

Males Conceived Via Fertility Treatment May Have Weakened Sperm: Study October 07, 2016

Procedure that injects sperm into egg was linked with lower quantity and quality of offspring's sperm

U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations October 06, 2016

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

Doctors Perform 1st U.S. Living-Donor Uterine Transplant October 05, 2016

Infertility procedure was tried in 4 women but has remained successful in only one, Texas team says

For Problem Drinkers, Experimental Drug Shows Promise October 05, 2016

Smokers may also benefit, clinical trial suggests

For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife October 05, 2016

Doctors discuss how you and your partner can achieve greater satisfaction

Risk of Opioid Addiction Up 37 Percent Among Young U.S. Adults October 04, 2016

Study also finds painkiller abuse often precedes heroin use

FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels October 04, 2016

Lawsuit says agency's decision is more than 4 years overdue

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Less Safe for Men With Prior Heart Attack September 30, 2016

For this type of patient, cardiac risks linked to the treatment may outweigh any benefit, study suggests

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