April 24, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Tidying up that vacant lot in your community may help curb crime in the area, researchers say. In a new study, Michigan State University researchers compared crime statistics from 2005 through 2014 in Flint, Mich., with data from a

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April 24, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Lack of financial skills is a big pothole on the road to independence for many young adults with autism, a new study indicates. University of Missouri researchers interviewed 16- to 25-year-olds with autism. Most participants saw the link between adulthood

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April 24, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Could Breast Milk Tests Replace Mammograms?

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News SATURDAY, April 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Breast-milk analysis may someday offer an alternative to mammograms for women in their childbearing years, new research suggests. Because mammography isn’t well-suited to the dense breasts of younger women, scientists have begun looking for other viable

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April 24, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Opioid addicts who get their medical care in settings such as primary care offices and hospitals, rather than addiction centers, are 10 times more likely to die than patients without substance abuse disorders, a new study finds. Opioids include

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April 24, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Cherokee Nation Sues Drug Distributors, Retailers Over Opioid Crisis

Latest Mental Health News Six of the top drug distributors and pharmacies in the United States inundated the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma with hundreds of millions of highly addictive opioid pain pills, according to a lawsuit filed in tribal court. It alleges the companies violated sovereign Cherokee laws by failing

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April 24, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

150-Year-Old Drug May Shorten ‘Off’ Time for Parkinson’s Patients

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An old standby drug seems to help patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease through the difficult times when their usual medication stops working, a new trial suggests. As the movement disorder progresses, the effectiveness of the usual

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