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Pot Replacing Tobacco, Booze as Teens' Drug of Choice

Pot Replacing Tobacco, Booze as Teens' Drug of Choice

Published 05/31/2018

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pot is increasingly replacing cigarettes and alcohol as the first drug of choice among young Americans, researchers have found.

Boys, black Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and multi-racial Americans were the most likely to turn to marijuana before...

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Widely Used Antibacterial Tied to Colon Woes in Mice

Widely Used Antibacterial Tied to Colon Woes in Mice

Published 05/30/2018

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to triclosan -- a chemical in some shampoos and toothpastes -- might raise the risk for colon inflammation and colon cancer, at least in mice, researchers say.

New study results "suggest that triclosan could have adverse effects on gut health,"...

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The ER or Urgent Care?

The ER or Urgent Care?

Published 05/30/2018

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Urgent care centers are popping up across the country as an option for medical treatment. But it's important to know the differences between these facilities and your local hospital emergency department.

The ER is for life-threatening situations, yet ma...

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Thirsty Mosquitoes May Bite More in Droughts

Thirsty Mosquitoes May Bite More in Droughts

Published 05/29/2018

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood mght be a thirst quencher for mosquitoes during a drought.

A new study found that while female mosquitoes need the protein in blood to lay eggs, they also bite you to stay hydrated.

According to the research team from the University of Cincinna...

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Teens, Parents Aren't on Same Page When Talk Turns to Sex

Teens, Parents Aren't on Same Page When Talk Turns to Sex

Published 05/07/2018

SUNDAY, May 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to having "the talk," many teens admit they're not communicating with their parents or their doctors about sex, new research reveals.

"Teens and young adults account for more STIs [sexually transmitted infections] than all other ages combined...

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Generic Drugs Don't Always Push Prices Down

Generic Drugs Don't Always Push Prices Down

Published 05/07/2018

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Generic drugs tend to trigger big drops in the cost of their expensive, brand-name counterparts, but that has not been the case with the cancer drug commonly known as Gleevec (imatinib).

There's been only a small drop in the price of imatinib since a generi...

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