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Live Healthy, Live Longer

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to live a longer, healthier life?

More Booze Won't Beat Back That Hangover

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what you might want to believe, a hair of the dog isn't the best remedy after a night of heavy drinking, a substance abuse expert warns.

Drug OD Deaths Have Nearly Tripled Since 1999: CDC

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled in the United States since 1999, with whites and middle-aged Americans bearing much of the brunt, a new government report shows.

Many Opioid Addicts in Treatment Take Narcotics on the Side

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid addicts who undergo "medication-assisted treatment" are often using other narcotics before long, a new study cautions.

Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for everyone -- and may even help current and former smokers avoid chronic lung disease, a new investigation reveals.

Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Smart students usually know better than to light up a cigarette. But when it comes to drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana, these same whiz kids are likely to let knowledge take a backseat to "party" time.

Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged men and women at risk for heart disease may also face a higher chance of dementia later in life, a new study suggests.

Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say

MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Prevention and treatment, not legal action, should be the focus when dealing with pregnant women who use opioids, a leading pediatricians' group says.

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

SATURDAY, Feb. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Spring break is a time to kick back and have fun, but it's important to be on guard against injuries and illness.

When Cocaine's in the Mix, Safe Sex May Not Be

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The long list of health woes linked to cocaine abuse includes risky sexual behavior, a small, new study suggests.

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