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Doctors who gave patients free samples of acne drugs also wound up writing prescriptions for more expensive medications, a new study finds.

Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor by handing out the freebies, the real beneficiaries are the drug manufacturers,...

In the netherworld that lies between death and full consciousness, some grievously injured or ill patients will remain suspended indefinitely. But others, given time, will eke...

WASHINGTON — E-cigarette companies are preying on young consumers by using candy flavors, social media ads and free samples at rock concerts, according to a report released...

 Start small for major health returns, says fitness star Tosca Reno

Start small for major health returns, says fitness star Tosca Reno

Hers is the Cinderella story of the fitness world.

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Procrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes

Procrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes

New research suggests the Internal Revenue Service should expand the list of acceptable explanations for procrastinators' yearly extension...

Glucosamine promotes longevity in worms and mice, study says

Glucosamine promotes longevity in worms and mice, study says

Researchers in Europe say glucosamine helped to extend the life span of worms and aging mice by mimicking a low-carbohydrate diet.

For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says

For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says

Health experts have some simple advice for reducing the teen birthrate in the U.S. — make sure teens learn about abstinence and...

Black boys facing chronic adversity show signs of early genetic aging

Black boys facing chronic adversity show signs of early genetic aging

By the time they have reached the fourth grade, African American boys who have run a childhood gantlet of poverty, shifting family...

Medical cost of childhood obesity is $19,000, researchers say

Medical cost of childhood obesity is $19,000, researchers say

Are the millions of dollars spent to try to reverse childhood obesity a good investment? One answer might be found in the cost if the...

Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health

Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health

DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room...

Amid police shootings, Albuquerque residents grow fearful

Amid police shootings, Albuquerque residents grow fearful

ALBUQUERQUE — When Wynema and Michael Gonzagowski moved to town about two years ago, family and friends warned them about what they...

Ft. Hood shooting underscores Army's mental health crisis

Ft. Hood shooting underscores Army's mental health crisis

KILLEEN, Texas -- This week's deadly shootings at Ft. Hood suggest that after years of trying to confront a mental health crisis, the...

Meningitis deaths bring warning for gay men

Meningitis deaths bring warning for gay men

Three gay men who contracted meningitis have died of the disease, officials said Thursday, heightening calls in West Hollywood and beyond...

Tweeting a killer migraine in real time

Tweeting a killer migraine in real time

Not even the pain of a migraine headache keeps people from Twitter. (Just 67 characters.)

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