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Study: Millions Should Stop Taking Aspirin for Heart Health

Study: Millions Should Stop Taking Aspirin for Heart Health

By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 23
Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday.

Weight Loss Among Fat-Acceptance Influencers a Fraught Topic

Weight Loss Among Fat-Acceptance Influencers a Fraught Topic

By Leanne Italie | Jul 23
Fat-acceptance and body positive influencers are on the rise on social media and as fashion models as they fight back against the damaging pressures of idealized beauty peddled online and off.

Addiction Times Two: How Recovery Unplugged Heals Polysubstance Dependence

Addiction Times Two: How Recovery Unplugged Heals Polysubstance Dependence

By Jill Gleeson | Jul 22
Party drugs like crystal meth, Special K, GHB and ecstasy are frequently combined for more intense or longer-lasting highs. Whether they're consumed together by design or accidentally, the results can be deadly.

Florida 'Pill Mills' Were Gas on the Fire for Opioid Epidemic

Florida 'Pill Mills' Were Gas on the Fire for Opioid Epidemic

By Terry Spencer | Jul 22
Florida survives on tourism, but a decade ago thousands of visitors made frequent trips to the state not to visit its theme parks or beaches. Instead, they came for cheap and easy prescription painkillers sold at unscrupulous walk-in clinics.

A Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's

A Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 22
A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found.

Military Studies 'Hyperfit' Women who Pass Grueling Courses

Military Studies 'Hyperfit' Women who Pass Grueling Courses

By Lolita C. Baldor | Jul 21
Army medical researchers hope to uncover answers in a just-launched voluntary study.

War-weakened South Sudan Tries to Prepare for Ebola

War-weakened South Sudan Tries to Prepare for Ebola

By Sam Mednick | Jul 21
With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern.

Buried in Opioids, Sickened Community Eyes Drugmakers' Role

Buried in Opioids, Sickened Community Eyes Drugmakers' Role

By Angie Wang and John Minchillo | Jul 19
The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county.

New Standards Aim to Improve Surgery for the Oldest Patients

New Standards Aim to Improve Surgery for the Oldest Patients

By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 19
The 92-year-old had a painful tumor on his tongue, and major surgery was his best chance. Doctors called a timeout when he said he lived alone, in a rural farmhouse, and wanted to keep doing so.

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared a Global Health Emergency

By Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten | Jul 18
The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people.

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