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Longer Prescriptions Make Opioid Abuse More Likely: Study

August 22, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Doctors should prescribe for the minimum numbers of days, researchers say Read article

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New Cholesterol Drugs Vastly Overpriced, Study Contends

August 22, 2017 But drug maker, heart experts question methodology of analysis

Dementia Care: A Huge Financial Burden for U.S. Families

August 22, 2017 Annual costs may top $320,000, study estimates

Many Prescribed Opioids Even After Overdose

August 22, 2017 Few receive anti-addiction medications after hospital discharge, researchers find

Meditation’s Soothing Effects

August 22, 2017 3 easy ways to explore this mind-body technique

Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults

August 22, 2017 Meanwhile, popular kids may end up with more anxiety later, study suggests

He Complains She Shops Too Much—And Marriage Suffers

August 22, 2017 Study finds one spouse's views on the other's spending can bring conflict that undermines relationship

Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears

August 22, 2017 Most rely on family members to provide that support, researchers say

Are Depressed Teens Prone to Violence?

August 21, 2017 Study findings underscore need for early treatment, researcher says

A Shot of Caffeine May Speed Wake-Up After Anesthesia

August 21, 2017 In animal studies, caffeine injections shortened recovery time

Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds

August 21, 2017 After repair, smaller prescriptions led to fewer pills that could be diverted or abused

Having Same-Sex Parents Won’t Affect Kids’ Gender Identity: Study

August 21, 2017 Research showed no differences from children raised by heterosexual couples

Kids’ Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines

August 21, 2017 Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates

Majority of U.S. Parents Would Support Teen Switching Gender: Survey

August 21, 2017 Findings indicate growing acceptance of gender transition

Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman’s Immune System

August 21, 2017 Virus can then damage growing fetus, researchers report

Lower Blood Pressure Best for Seniors’ Minds

August 21, 2017 And study found that healthy reductions may benefit blacks even more than whites