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Addiction Drug Underused by Primary Care Docs in U.S.

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many doctors aren’t making full use of a medication that can wean people off addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers, according to results of a new survey. Buprenorphine is the first drug for opioid use disorder that’s approved for prescription

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Resistance Training May Slow MS, Study Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Resistance training may help slow progression of multiple sclerosis, a small study suggests. “Among persons with multiple sclerosis, the brain shrinks markedly faster than normal,” said study researcher Ulrik Dalgas. “Drugs can counter this development, but we saw a tendency

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Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors’ Strength

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Eating protein at all three daily meals, instead of just at dinner, might help seniors preserve physical strength as they age, new research suggests. The Canadian study found that protein-rich meals evenly spread throughout the day staved off muscle decline,

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Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new treatment might open the door for more patients with advanced kidney disease to get a transplant, a preliminary study suggests. Of the 100,000-plus Americans waiting for a donor kidney, about one-third are “sensitized,” said Dr. Robert Montgomery, director

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Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Some research has raised concerns about the safety of aspirin for heart failure patients. But a new study appears to offer some reassurance. The study, of over 2,300 patients, found that those on daily aspirin were not at heightened risk

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Just Thinking You’re Less Active May Shorten Your Life

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Thinking that you’re less active than others may increase your risk of dying at a younger age, a new study claims. “Our findings fall in line with a growing body of research suggesting that our mindsets — in this case,

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Are You Eating for the Wrong Reasons?

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You don’t have to have an eating disorder, like binge eating, to have an overeating habit. When stress, anxiety or even boredom — rather than hunger — cause you to eat (and eat and eat), you might be experiencing emotional

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Don’t Let Summer Strain Your Back

SATURDAY, July 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Summer is the time when everyone dives into yard work and takes family vacations. But all that time spent bending, lifting and traveling can strain your back, spine experts say. An estimated 3.7 million Americans sought care for back pain

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Broccoli Extract Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Your Mom may have been right about broccoli’s goodness. A small study hints that a substance in the crunchy veggy may help some with diabetes get better control of their blood sugar. Researchers found that a concentrated extract of the

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Can Coffee, Tea Protect the Liver From ‘Western’ Diet?

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Regularly drinking coffee or herbal tea may help prevent chronic liver disease, new research suggests. Scientists in the Netherlands found these popular beverages might help thwart liver fibrosis, or stiffness and scarring due to chronic inflammation. “Over the past decades,

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