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Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage athletes are less likely to abuse prescription painkillers than kids who don't play sports or exercise, a new study finds.

Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The hot flashes and night sweats of menopause don't play out the same for all women, new research shows.

Smoke Less, Drink Less?

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who try to give up tobacco drink less alcohol than other smokers, a new study suggests.

Pain Raises Risk of Opioid Addiction

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more pain they have, the more likely people are to become addicted to powerful prescription opioid painkillers, a new study suggests.

Coming to a Brew Near You: Calorie Counts, Carbs Info

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Calorie counts and carbs might be the last thing on your mind as you tip back a cold beer on a steamy summer evening. But that information and more will soon be easy to find, thanks to a new coalition of U.S. beer makers and importers.

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report.

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors aren't using one of the most effective weapons at their disposal in battling addiction to prescription painkillers -- the anti-addiction drug Suboxone, a new study finds.

Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- He was 26, a specialist fifth class with the U.S. Army, and stationed abroad, when an accident on the German autobahn sent him careening through the windshield of his car.

Implant Proves Effective at Combating Opioid Dependence

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Addicts are twice as likely to kick their dependence on heroin or prescription painkillers if they receive a new long-acting implant rather than a daily treatment pill, a new clinical trial shows.

'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette makers say the products can help adults stop smoking, but new research suggests many teens use the devices because they seem cool, new and fun.

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