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11 out of 15 deadly cancers inked to smoking and alcohol

11 out of 15 deadly cancers linked to smoking and alcohol

A recent study finds eleven of the 15 cancers with the most impact on healthy years of life lost in the United States are...
Nearly half of adults in US infected with HPV, study shows

Nearly half of adults in US infected with HPV, study shows

If you currently are sexually active, have been sexually active in the past or have sex in the future, there's an extremely high chance...
Price changes for seven foods could save thousands of lives every year

Price changes for seven foods could save thousands of lives every year

Changing the prices of seven foods, including fruits, vegetables and sugar-sweetened beverages, could reduce deaths due to stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and address...
Sugary beverage consumption in US declining but remains high among certain groups

Sugary beverage consumption in US declining but remains high among certain groups

Consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) fell for both children and adults between 2003 and 2014, according to a new study led...
3 harmful myths about the opioid epidemic

3 harmful myths about the opioid epidemic

Harmful myths about opioids, opioid addiction, and people with substance use disorders persist and may even prevent people from getting treatment, say experts. Between 2015...
'Golden' potato delivers bounty of vitamins A and E

‘Golden’ potato delivers bounty of vitamins A and E

An experimental "golden" potato could hold the power to prevent disease and death in developing countries where residents rely heavily upon the starchy food...
Will Obamacare marketplaces suffer as open enrollment begins

Will Obamacare marketplaces suffer as open enrollment begins?

The Trump administration’s executive order changing some elements of the Affordable Care Act’s administration are creating uncertainty as open enrollment for the health insurance...
One e-cigarette with nicotine leads to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers’ hearts

One e-cigarette with nicotine leads to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers’ hearts

UCLA researchers say study challenges the concept that inhaled nicotine is safe A new UCLA study has found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in...
Heroin discharges surpass opioid discharges

Heroin discharges surpass opioid discharges in hospital

As efforts to curb prescription opioid abuse have taken hold, hospital dischages for heroin poisoning increased at an annual rate of 31.4 percent. Hospital discharges...
The annual cost of gun violence in America

The annual cost of gun violence in America: $2.8 billion in emergency room, inpatient...

Johns Hopkins study of more than 704,000 patients highlights trends in injuries, incidence A Johns Hopkins study of more than 704,000 people who arrived alive...