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Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Florida

March 6, 2015 – 11:33 AM |

(HealthDay News) — Doctors in the United States are seeing more infants born addicted to narcotic painkillers — a problem highlighted by a new Florida-based …

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Medical Marijuana: What No One is Talking About

March 6, 2015 – 10:32 AM | 6 Comments

medical marijuanaOn Feb. 25, the Senate State Government Committee held a public hearing on Senate Bill 3, which would legalize marijuana for medical use in Pennsylvania. As was the case with last year’s Senate hearing, the room was packed with advocates of legalization, and the bill’s prime sponsors spent a lot of time extolling the medical uses of cannabis despite a dearth of large peer-reviewed, double-blinded Phase 3 studies (medicine’s “gold standard”) documenting its safety and efficacy. Read the full story »

Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise; Docs Urged to Seek Signs

March 5, 2015 – 7:56 PM |
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(HealthDay News) – Doctors and parents should be aware of the increased use of hanging as a means of teen suicide and take preventive measures, U.S. …

Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do

March 4, 2015 – 12:04 PM |
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Friends play a major role in youngsters’ levels of physical activity, new research indicates.
“Clinically, much of the focus on increasing physical activity involves engaging the …

Jimmy Kimmel Recruits Docs for Ironic, Accurate PSA Against Anti-Vax

March 2, 2015 – 9:36 AM |
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“Doctors didn’t learn about the human body from their friends’ Facebook page,” said late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. “They went to medical school …

Easy For Teens To Get Electronic Cigarettes Online

March 2, 2015 – 9:15 AM | One Comment
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The numbers are staggering. Just six years after entering the U.S., electronic cigarettes have become a $2 billion industry and is expected to grow to …

The Extra Cost Of Extra Weight For Older Adults

March 2, 2015 – 8:34 AM |
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BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. — Bayou La Batre calls itself the seafood capital of Alabama. Residents here depend on fishing and shrimping for their livelihood, and …

UK Approves Controversial ‘Three-Parent Baby’ IVF Procedure

February 25, 2015 – 11:34 AM |
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Britain will become the first nation to allow three-parent babies, a controversial IVF technique that may prevent genetic, incurable diseases but opponents argue it could …