8 Things You Didn’t Know About Twins

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Drug OD Deaths Have Nearly Tripled Since 1999: CDC

But the success of those efforts prompted prescription drug addicts to switch to heroin, which is cheaper and more available on the street, Salsitz and Vuolo said. To make matters worse, drug dealers started cutting heroin with even cheaper and more potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl, further increasing the risk of overdose and death. “Because […]




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Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk

Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Getting care at a hospital for a psychiatric disorder may be linked to a higher risk of stroke in the following weeks and months, new research suggests. People who sought care at a hospital for serious […]




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A Stressed Life May Mean a Wider Waistline

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Days filled with stress and anxiety may be upping your risk of becoming overweight or obese, British researchers say. The researchers said they found a link between high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and excess weight. “We don’t know which came first, the greater body weight or […]




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Does Zika Harm Male Fertility?

{{#each webmd_rendition.content.wbmd_asset.content_section.cons_slideshow.slide_group}} {{/each}} Feb. 22, 2017 — Researchers at the CDC are working with a fertility clinic in Puerto Rico, which has been hard-hit by Zika, to determine if men infected by the virus have lower sperm counts or sperm that doesn’t work as well in the weeks and months after infection. That study got […]




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Off-Label Antidepressants Common; Evidence Lacking

Wong said she expected “trends to be similar” in the United States, although she can’t be sure. The results were published online Feb. 21 in BMJ. The author of an accompanying journal editorial, Daniel Morales, pointed out that off-label use “has always happened.” “Some off-label prescribing has strong evidence, but pharmaceutical companies may not apply […]




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Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A group of six high-ranking U.S. Senators and House members from both sides of the aisle issued a statement Tuesday supporting the safety and effectiveness of FDA-approved vaccines. The statement comes after reports that President Donald Trump has shown some support for the widely discredited “anti-vaxxer” movement. In […]




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Former Teen Heartthrob David Cassidy Has Dementia

Feb. 21, 2017 — David Cassidy, a teen heartthrob from the 1970s, said Monday that he is battling dementia. Both his grandfather and his mother, actress Evelyn Ward, struggled with dementia in their final years, the former star of the hit television series, “The Partridge Family,” told People magazine. “I was in denial, but a […]




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Former Teen Heartthrob David Cassidy Has Dementia

Feb. 21, 2017 — David Cassidy, a teen heartthrob from the 1970s, said Monday that he is battling dementia. Both his grandfather and his mother, actress Evelyn Ward, struggled with dementia in their final years, the former star of the hit television series, “The Partridge Family,” told People magazine. “I was in denial, but a […]




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Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Depression in and just after pregnancy is most often associated with moms-to-be, but a new study shows expectant dads can have similar symptoms. Expectant and new fathers who are in poor health or have high levels of stress are at increased risk for depression, the New Zealand research […]




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