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Heroin use levels off in U.S., but still high: report

(HealthDay)ŚLevels of heroin use in the United States have stabilized but are still high, federal officials reported Thursday.

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Medical Xpress

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Type, frequency of e-cigarette use linked to quitting

Two new studies looking at whether electronic cigarettes help smokers to quit their deadly habit have found that while some of them can, it depends on the type and how often it is used.

Tue 21 Apr 15 from FOXNews

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Playing the flute could reduce risk of sleep apnoea

Playing the flute could reduce the risk of developing sleep apnoea, according to new findings presented at the Sleep and Breathing Conference in Barcelona.

Sat 18 Apr 15 from The Independent

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Sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, behind surge in obesity, say experts

Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine published online today.

Wed 22 Apr 15 from Medical Xpress

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Sugary drinks boost risk factors for heart disease, study shows

Beverages sweetened with low, medium and high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup significantly increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even when consumed for just two weeks by young, ...

Wed 22 Apr 15 from Medical Xpress

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Heavy drinking and binge drinking rise sharply in US counties

Today, Americans are more likely to be heavy drinkers and binge drinkers than in recent years due in large part to rising rates of drinking among women, according to a new analysis of county-level ...

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Medical Xpress

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Increase seen in data breaches of health information

Between 2010 and 2013, data breaches of protected health information reported by HIPAA-covered entities increased and involved approximately 29 million records, with most data breaches resulting ...

Tue 14 Apr 15 from Medical Xpress

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Lessons to be learned from Caribbean treatment of mental health

With Caribbean people in the UK nine times more likely than white British counterparts to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, a University of Manchester mental health researcher has visited Jamaica ...

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Medical Xpress

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Heart attack risk high in divorced women, even after remarrying

Divorced women suffer heart attacks at higher rates than women who are continuously married, a new study from Duke Medicine has found. A woman who has been through two or more divorces is nearly ...

Tue 14 Apr 15 from Medical Xpress

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Free advice at drugstore may make breastfeeding help more accessible

Offering free breastfeeding support at the drugstore may help some nursing mothers who don't have easy access to advice elsewhere, according to a pilot study done at two Walgreens locations ...

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