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Opioid Crisis Study Finds Number Of Fatal Overdoses Actually Higher Than Officially Reported

The nation’s current opioid crisis may be worse than previously thought. According to a researcher at the University of Virginia, the number of overdose deaths from opioids is likely much higher than what is being reported. After reviewing thousands of death certificates issued between 2008 and 2014, Dr. Christopher Ruhm discovered deaths from opioids are 24 percent higher than current ...

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Brain Study: Woman Have Better Self-Control Than Man, But More Prone To Alzheimer’s

A recent study has found that women’s brains are wired to have more self-control and more active than men’s. However, the study also finds that women are more prone to depression and Alzheimer’s. The study was conducted by Amen Clinics, which has been working for more than 20 years with functional brain scans. In the recent study, the scientists analyzed ...

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Loneliness A Bigger Health Risk Than Obesity? Social Isolation Could Be Especially Dangerous To Seniors

How could loneliness be a greater health risk than obesity? While the risks of the latter may outweigh that of the former in some ways, psychologists believe that loneliness and social isolation could pose a more serious overall danger to people, especially senior citizens. Speaking at the American Psychological Association’s 125th annual convention, Brigham Young University professor of psychology Julianne ...

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More Than 30 Percent Of Dementia Cases Are Preventable, Expert Says

Dementia is a great challenge for the world’s health and social care in the 21st century. Nowadays, there are approximately 50 million people in the world who suffer from dementia, and the number continues to rise at an alarming rate. Fortunately, according to the latest research, more than 30 percent of dementia cases are preventable by managing lifestyle factors. According ...

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More Than 30 Percent Of Dementia Cases Are Preventable, Expert Says

Dementia is a great challenge for the world’s health and social care in the 21st century. Nowadays, there are approximately 50 million people in the world who suffer from dementia, and the number continues to rise at an alarming rate. Fortunately, according to the latest research, more than 30 percent of dementia cases are preventable by managing lifestyle factors. According ...

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Pot Vs. Painkillers — Study Shows People Would Rather Treat Pain With Marijuana Than Opioids

From acute to chronic, pain is terrible to deal with. For many, when someone is experiencing pain and seeks medication from a physician, they are often prescribed opiate-based painkillers. As the move to switch from addictive and sometimes deadly treatments associated with prescription drugs to medical marijuana continues, a new study shows that most people, when given both pot and ...

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Three Reasons Why Black Medicare Patients Are 33 Percent More Likely To Be Readmitted Than Whites

Black Medicare patients are 33 percent more likely to be readmitted to hospitals within 30 days than white patients, and black Medicare Advantage patients are 64 percent more likely to be readmitted than their white counterparts. A recent study released in June 2017 and published by Health Affairs, notes that not only is there a racial disparity in 30-day readmissions ...

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Conagra Brands Recalls More Than 700,000 Pounds Of Spaghetti And Meatballs, Undeclared Allergens To Blame?

Conagra Brands Inc. is treading on rough waters once again. Earlier in April this year, the company was forced to recall Hunt’s Chilli Kits because of possible salmonella contamination fears. Now, Conagra has issued a voluntary recall of more than 700,000 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products. Conagra Brands is recalling six products, which include Chef Boyardee Mini Pasta Shells ...

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Conagra Brands Recalls More Than 700,000 Pounds Of Spaghetti And Meatballs, Undeclared Allergens To Blame?

Conagra Brands Inc. is treading on rough waters once again. Earlier in April this year, the company was forced to recall Hunt’s Chilli Kits because of possible salmonella contamination fears. Now, Conagra has issued a voluntary recall of more than 700,000 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products. Conagra Brands is recalling six products, which include Chef Boyardee Mini Pasta Shells ...

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Study Shows Smokeless Cigarettes May Cause More Cancer Than Ordinary Cigarettes, And Philip Morris Isn’t Happy

A new independent study shows that IQOS smokeless cigarettes contain more cancer-causing chemicals than traditional ones, despite Philip Morris and other smoking giants claiming otherwise. Philip Morris and other smoking companies, who have been actively marketing smokeless cigarettes as a completely safe alternative to traditional ones, may be deserving the pointed finger of blame for causing cancer in thousands of ...

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