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Who are most likely to use opioids?

Among older Americans, the poorest are the most likely to use prescription opiods, according to a new study. The findings raise important questions about access...

New vaccine may prevent HPV-caused neck and head cancer

A new vaccine can boost antibodies and T cells, helping them prevent tumors and fight off human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck cancer. Researchers from...

New research shows the rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the...

In a new study from the University of Iowa, researchers found that type 2 diabetes remains the most common type of diabetes diagnosed in...

How many Americans really misuse opioids? Why scientists still aren’t sure

With rates of prescription opioid use disorder and opioid-involved overdose deaths on the rise, the U.S. opioid crisis appears to be continuing unabated. Data on...

For-profit hospitals have higher readmission rates

Patients who receive care in a for-profit hospital are more likely to be readmitted than those who receive care in nonprofit or public hospitals,...

Why it’s so hard to recover from addiction?

For celebrities struggling with substance addiction, the recovery process is often anything but private. That was recently the case for singer Demi Lovato, whose relapse...

Flu season: what everyone should know

During last year’s flu season, thousands of people were hospitalized and 180 children — 80 percent of whom were not vaccinated — died, according...

6 tips to prepare for hurricanes, fires, floods

As the wild winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Florence wreak havoc in the Carolinas, you may be wondering what would I do if...

Even safe BPA exposure could change your insulin release

In a new study, researchers find that the FDA-approved "safe" daily exposure of BPA may be enough to change insulin release. The finding has implications...
HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented, says Yale study

HIV outbreak in Indiana could have been prevented, says Yale study

An HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Indiana from 2011 to 2015 could have been avoided if the state's top health and...