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Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose

18 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - A class of medications used for nerve and muscle pain, including the popular drug Lyrica, increases users' risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdoses, injuries and car accidents - and the risks are particularly high for teens and young adults, new research shows.

Weight-training may help reduce hot flashes

23 May 2019

Postmenopausal women can fight off hot flashes and night sweats by pumping iron, a new clinical trial shows.

Car-seat naps outside the car put babies at risk

22 May 2019

(Reuters Health) - Most infant deaths in car-safety seats happen when the seat is being used as a napping spot, rather than for transportation, a U.S. study shows.

Relying on homemade, natural sunscreens might get you burned

21 May 2019

(Reuters Health) - Homemade sunscreens on Pinterest may look pretty and smell even prettier, but most of them won't shield you from sunburn or skin cancer, new research shows.

Caffeine in tea, coffee may be equally risky to fetus

23 Nov 2018

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who consume caffeine - whether it's from coffee or tea - have smaller babies than those who abstain from the stimulant during pregnancy, new research suggests.

Time, staffing top obstacles to sustaining school gardens

27 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Lack of time and staff support are the two biggest barriers to school garden success, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Being aware of fetal movement doesn't prevent stillbirths

09 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Encouraging pregnant women to be aware of reduced fetal movement and to report it promptly to their doctors does not reduce stillbirth risk, new findings show.

Post-op opioids used far more in U.S. than Hong Kong

17 Sep 2018

(Reuters Health) - Head and neck surgery patients in Hong Kong are far less likely to be prescribed opioids than patients undergoing similar surgeries in the U.S., new research shows.

Weight effects of plant-estrogens may vary after menopause

26 Jul 2018

(Reuters Health) - Plant-derived estrogens, such as those from soy and red clover, might contribute to unwanted weight gain in some postmenopausal women, according to a new review of previous clinical trials.

Gay or bi men who disclose sexual history may get better healthcare

24 Jul 2018

(Reuters Health) - Young men who have sex with men (MSM) who disclose their sexual orientation or behavior to a health care provider are more likely to receive appropriate healthcare, new data suggest.

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