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Tips for Healthy, Happy Travels

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Buying new clothes for an upcoming holiday trip may top your to-do list, but packing the right medications can mean addressing health needs with ease rather than scrambling to find an all-night drugstore in a strange city.

Often, Opioid Abuse Becomes a Family Affair

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid addiction often starts in the family medicine cabinet, a new study warns.

Good News, Guys: Viagra Prices Start to Tumble Today

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In news that will delight men who've had difficulties in the bedroom, two generic versions of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra are scheduled to hit the market Monday.

Patients OK With Fewer Opioids After Gallbladder Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Far fewer opioid painkillers are needed than thought for people who have their gallbladder removed, a new study suggests.

Patients React Poorly When Docs Say 'No'

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients used to see doctors as kindly-but-firm professionals -- experts who knew what they were talking about and whose advice should be heeded, even if it wasn't necessarily welcome.

Sniffing Out the Best Allergy Treatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal allergies make life miserable for millions of Americans.

Opioid Crisis Hitting Boomers, Millennials Hardest

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. opioid epidemic seems to be taking its biggest toll on the baby boomer and millennial generations, a new study suggests.

Almost 21 Million Worldwide Now Have Access to HIV Meds

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with HIV who take life-saving antiretroviral medications has increased by tens of millions worldwide in recent decades, a United Nations report says.

Teens' Painkiller Misuse Linked to Dating Violence

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who abuse prescription drugs, like opioid painkillers, are prone to initiating or being victims of dating violence, a new study finds.

Kids Still Getting Risky Painkiller After Tonsillectomy

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite safety warnings from drug regulators, some U.S. children are still being given a risky painkiller after having their tonsils removed, a new study finds.

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