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Brain Chemical Dopamine May Boost Risk-Taking in Healthy People

Study findings echo those of Parkinson's patients taking meds to increase dopamine levels

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

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

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

Ability to conjure up odors in the mind might lead to food cravings, research suggests

Health Highlights: July 7, 2015
  • More Countries Need to Place High Taxes on Tobacco: WHO

  • Stella & Chewy's Pet Products Recalled

Health Tip: Help Kids Prevent Stress

Teach coping techniques while they're young

Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hands?

Swelling, stiffness and pain may be symptoms

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

Prescription painkiller addiction often precedes use of street drug

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

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

Medical Marijuana Ads May Prompt Pot Use Among Teens

Study suggests prevention efforts should highlight negative effects drug can have on the brain

Most Americans Favor Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21: CDC

Even 70 percent of smokers support the concept

Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline

Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds

Tiny Brain Lesions Linked to Raised Risk of Stroke Death

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

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

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

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

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

Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care

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

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

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

Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin Shot

Doing so can lead to dangerous internal bleeding, experts say

Health Highlights: July 6, 2015
  • Stella & Chewy's Pet Products Recalled

  • Measles Death First in U.S. in 12 Years

  • Cheap Generic Drug Is Top-Selling Diet Pill, Despite Concerns

Health Tip: Coping With Disaster

Here's how you might show it

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Back Pain

The older you are, the more likely you'll have a sore back

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