February 16, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You may be more likely to wind up a long-term user of opioid painkillers if you’re treated by a doctor who frequently prescribes those drugs, a new study reports. Emergency room patients are at greater

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February 16, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Student-Athletes Don’t Have to Be Hit By Injuries

Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Most injuries to student-athletes occur during routine practices, but only about a third of public high schools have a full-time trainer, according to the U.S.-based National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). “It’s important to have the right sports safety

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February 16, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Sore Throat: Is It Mono?

How do you know if your sore throat is caused by mononucleosis? Having a sore throat can be a symptom of many conditions, and many people wonder if their own sore throat might be a sign of something more serious than the common cold. Specifically, infectious mononucleosis (“mono“) and infection

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February 16, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In what they call a first, researchers say they can predict whether some infants under the age of 1 will actually develop autism in their second year. The new experimental technique, using standard brain screening, is

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February 15, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana carries infectious bacteria and fungi that can pose a life-threatening risk to cancer patients who use pot to help with side effects of chemotherapy, a new study suggests. The study was initially prompted by

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February 15, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Hugh Jackman Being Treated for Skin Cancer Again

Latest Cancer News Actor Hugh Jackman is undergoing treatment for skin cancer again. He revealed on Twitter and Instagram that he is once again receiving treatment for basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer. It’s rarely fatal, CNN reported. “Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent body

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