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Friday, November 24, 2017

One in five US adults still using tobacco products

About 42 million adults – more than 87 percent of the nation’s nearly 49 million tobacco product users – reported using a combustible product such as cigarettes, cigars, or pipes (including hookahs and water pipes

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says

Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found.

Women more likely to die after first year of having heart...

Many people think heart attacks as a disease that mainly affects men. Women, however, are likely to die during the first year of a heart attack.

FDA approves new electrical device to treat opioid withdrawal

FDA permits marketing of the first electrical stimulating device for use in helping to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal

Mental health | Vaugebooking: Use of social media more critical than...

It is possible that some forms of social media use may function as a ‘cry for help’ among individuals with pre-existing mental health problems.

Opioids haunt users’ recovery: ‘It never really leaves you’

Addiction to powerful painkillers sneaked up on Graves and McCoy and Knight, ordinary Americans who began taking the drugs legitimately for pain, but like millions of others, got caught up in the worst opioid epidemic in U.S. history.

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Hard to believe: Some consumers find free health insurance

Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they’re starting to see an impact on sign-ups.

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug dependence.

VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon

As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon’s.
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