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Discharged, Dismissed: ERs Often Miss Chance To Set Overdose Survivors On 'Better Path'

Discharged, Dismissed: ERs Often Miss Chance To Set Overdose Survivors On 'Better Path'

By Rachel Bluth | Feb 18
A means to divert addicted patients into treatment remains elusive, creating a missed opportunity in the health system.

Researchers Find Clues That Depression May Speed Brain Aging

Researchers Find Clues That Depression May Speed Brain Aging

By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 16
Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some worrisome clues.

Modern Life's Most Common Stressors

Modern Life's Most Common Stressors

Feb 15
Phone batteries dying, sticking to plans, and slow WiFi — these are just some of the modern causes of stress plaguing Americans today, according to new research.

'Mexican Oxy' Pills Hit Arizona Hard

'Mexican Oxy' Pills Hit Arizona Hard

By Anita Snow | Feb 15
A profitable new business for drug gangs has pushed the synthetic opioid to the top spot for fatal U.S. overdoses.

Mississippi Advances Ban on Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat

Mississippi Advances Ban on Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Feb 14
Mississippi is working toward enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, in a race with other states to push a legal challenge to the more conservative U.S. Supreme Court.

Who's Stronger? An Immunological Battle of the Sexes

Who's Stronger? An Immunological Battle of the Sexes

By Adam Moeser, Michigan State University | Feb 14
In popular culture, a battle of the sexes usually focuses on societal gender roles. But, there's another battle of the sexes, a biological war waged by the body's immune system.

Confusing and High Bills Add to Anxiety and Suffering for Cancer Patients

Confusing and High Bills Add to Anxiety and Suffering for Cancer Patients

By Mary Politi, Washington University in St Louis | Feb 13
A personal account of how medical bills can amplify the struggle families face during a critical illness.

What 'Dope Sick' Really Feels Like

What 'Dope Sick' Really Feels Like

By Brian Rinker | Feb 12
Detoxing off heroin or opioids without medication is sheer hell. I should know.

Vaping May Be to Blame for Stall in the Decline of Youth Smoking

Vaping May Be to Blame for Stall in the Decline of Youth Smoking

By Mike Stobbe | Feb 12
Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.

Consensual Sex is Key to Happiness and Good Health, Science Says

Consensual Sex is Key to Happiness and Good Health, Science Says

By Shervin Assari | Feb 11
As a doctor and epidemiologist who studies sex, I bring good news for Valentine's Day. It's not just that sex is fun — it's also good for your physical and mental health.

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