Health

Heroin Overdose Deaths Nearly Quadruple in 13 Years
heroin, drugs, addiction, narcotics
March 4th, 2015
Deaths from heroin overdose in the United States have nearly quadrupled in the last decade, with much of the rise occurring in recent years, according to a new report.
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New Pet Therapy Guidelines: No Cats in Hospitals
A man wearing a gas mask holds a cat at an arm's length
March 3rd, 2015
A furry companion can offer comfort to hospital patients, but new guidelines recommend that only dogs — and not cats — be allowed in hospital pet therapy programs.
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Hit the Sack! People Who Get a Good Night's Sleep Are Happier
A young woman sleeping.
March 2nd, 2015
People's happiness appears to be closely linked with how much sleep they get.
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Step It Up! The States Where People Walk Most
fitbit data on walking by state
March 3rd, 2015
People in New York state log the most steps, according to new data from an activity-tracker company.
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You Look Hotter After 1 Drink, But Not 2
man and woman drinking at a bar
March 3rd, 2015
People who are trying to impress a date with their good looks might want to limit themselves to one drink, a new study finds.
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Marijuana's Risky Reputation Is Wafting Away
marijuana plant
March 2nd, 2015
The percentage of people in the United States who see regular marijuana use as harmful has fallen since the beginning of the 21st century, a new study finds. That could translate into more pot users in the future.
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Most Docs Have Concerns About Delaying Vaccines But Do It Anyway
Boy getting vaccinated
March 2nd, 2015
When parents ask to delay their child's vaccinations, most doctors agree to do so, even though they think it's a bad idea, a new study finds.
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Kids Get Flu Every 2 Years, Adults Twice a Decade
Woman with flu
March 3rd, 2015
Children get the flu more often than adults do, a new study finds. Kids typically catch the flu once every two years, whereas adults over age 30 get the flu about twice a decade, a study of people living in China found.
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3 to 5 Cups of Coffee a Day May Lower Risk of Heart Attacks
Woman drinking coffee
March 2nd, 2015
Good news for people who drink coffee every day: Consuming a moderate amount of coffee could lower the risk of clogged arteries that can lead to a heart attack, a new study finds.
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Peanut Eaters May Live Longer, Study Finds
Peanuts
March 2nd, 2015
People who eat peanuts or other nuts may live longer, a new study finds.
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