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Sweat to Help Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vigorous exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking may dramatically reduce a man's risk for aggressive prostate cancer, new research suggests.

Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults are now the largest age group seeking help in narcotic painkiller and heroin treatment programs, a study based in New York City found.

Women Starting to Match Men's Drinking Habits, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women are catching up to men when it comes to using and abusing alcohol, a new government report shows.

Hiding Tobacco Displays in Stores Might Lower Kids' Smoking Rates

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers may be less likely to buy cigarettes in convenience stores if tobacco ads and products are out of sight, according to a new study.

E-Cigarette Ads Boost Use Among Young Adults, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Advertising may boost young adults' use of electronic cigarettes, a new study finds.

Narcan Nasal Spray Approved to Counter Narcotic Painkiller Overdose

THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Narcan (naloxone hydrochloride) nasal spray has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to stop or reverse an overdose of opioids, a class of narcotic drugs that includes the prescription medication oxycodone (Oxycontin) and the illicit drug heroin.

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth

THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed among teens and young adults in the United States, with rates tripling or quadrupling in one out of every three states, a new report says.

FDA Approves Nasal Spray to Reverse Narcotic Painkiller Overdose

THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A nasal spray that treats narcotic painkiller and heroin drug overdoses has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Almost 1 in 10 Americans Has Lifelong Drug Problem

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 Americans has some type of lifelong drug use disorder, a new federal government survey finds.

1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in every six freshmen women are raped during their first year at college while too drunk or drugged to fend off their attacker, a new U.S. study reports.

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