Injuries and Wounds in the News

Brain Chemical Dopamine May Boost Risk-Taking in Healthy People

07/07/2015 - Study findings echo those of Parkinson's patients taking meds to increase dopamine levels

Good at Imagining Aromas? You May Be Prone to Weight Gain

07/07/2015 - Ability to conjure up odors in the mind might lead to food cravings, research suggests

Women Spend Far Less on Birth Control Because of 'Obamacare'

07/07/2015 - Out-of-pocket costs for 'the pill' fell 38 percent between 2012 and 2013, study finds

Medical Marijuana Ads May Prompt Pot Use Among Teens

07/07/2015 - Study suggests prevention efforts should highlight negative effects drug can have on the brain

Most Americans Favor Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21: CDC

07/07/2015 - Even 70 percent of smokers support the concept

Heroin Use on the Rise Among Women, Wealthier People, CDC Finds

07/07/2015 - Prescription painkiller addiction often precedes use of street drug

Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline

07/07/2015 - Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

07/07/2015 - Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

07/07/2015 - Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy

Tiny Brain Lesions Linked to Raised Risk of Stroke Death

07/07/2015 - Even in those with no symptoms, small damaged areas were tied to greater odds of stroke, study finds

How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners?

07/07/2015 - New French study suggests that anti-clotting drugs may be needed for the very long term

Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care

07/07/2015 - Only small percentage of patients receive clot-busting drug or other urgent treatment, study shows

Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller?

07/07/2015 - People with a history of smoking or abusing drugs at highest risk of long-term use, study found

Health Highlights: July 7, 2015

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More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds

07/07/2015 - Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hands?

07/07/2015 - Swelling, stiffness and pain may be symptoms

Health Tip: Help Kids Prevent Stress

07/07/2015 - Teach coping techniques while they're young

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says

07/06/2015 - Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

Attraction Can Grow With Time Spent Together

07/06/2015 - Couples who were friends first often find beauty's in the eye of the beholder, study says

Some People Do Age Faster Than Others

07/06/2015 - At 38, the biology of some adults was 20 years older, study finds