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  • Doctors are key source of narcotics for riskiest users, study says

    Doctors are fueling the epidemic of prescription drug addiction and overdose and represent the single largest supplier of these drugs to chronic abusers, according to a government study published Monday. The finding challenges the conventional wisdom...
  • Vegetarian diet associated with lower blood pressure, researchers say

    Vegetarian diet associated with lower blood pressure, researchers say
    A vegetarian diet may help lower blood pressure, researchers who reviewed data from 39 previous studies said Monday. The researchers suggested that a vegetarian diet could be an alternative to drugs for people whose blood pressure is too high -- a...
  • CVS Caremark, No. 2 drugstore chain, will end all tobacco sales

    CVS Caremark, No. 2 drugstore chain, will end all tobacco sales
    WASHINGTON — CVS Caremark, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, plans to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 retail stores by Oct. 1, a landmark decision that would make it the first national...
  • CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise

    CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise
    CVS Caremark Corp.'s imminent exit from the cigarette and tobacco business — an unprecedented move for a major pharmacy company — is being cheered by many medical professionals and lawmakers as a triumph of corporate responsibility over the...
  • Testosterone prescriptions linked to heart attack

    Testosterone prescriptions linked to heart attack
    Men over 65, as well as younger men with diagnosed heart disease, were at least twice as likely to have non-fatal heart attacks in the 90 days after they were prescribed testosterone medication than were men of the same age and health status who did not...
  • Doctors and teenage patients should talk more about sex, study says

    Doctors and teenage patients should talk more about sex, study says
    Both the American Medical Assn. and the American Academy of Pediatrics advise doctors to talk to their teenage patients about sex, but discussions about sexual feelings and health occurred in only 65% of the checkups analyzed in a new study. Even when...
  • Smoking prevalence remains high worldwide

    Smoking prevalence remains high worldwide
    Despite a steep drop in the number of smokers in the United States over the last three decades, researchers say that cigarettes remain a growth industry for the rest of the world because of expanding population. In a package of studies published...
  • Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says

    Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says
    Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems. The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise
    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • Eating nuts during pregnancy may reduce allergy risk in children

    Eating nuts during pregnancy may reduce allergy risk in children
    Pregnant peanut lovers can celebrate, perhaps with a PB&J snack: A study out Monday shows an association between pregnant women who ate the most peanuts and tree nuts and children with a decreased risk of allergy. Women had been advised to avoid peanuts...
  • With New Year's resolutions, it's best to think small

    With New Year's resolutions, it's best to think small
    In 2014, I am going to read "War and Peace" again, cut out added sugar and recommit to meditating at least 20 minutes every day. In truth, by June, I am likely to have only started Tolstoy's tome, consumed less sugar — and paid attention when I do...