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Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds

Experts worry about addiction, drug misuse

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Not Lead to More Smoking

Concerns about inhaling more toxic chemicals weren’t borne out in study

Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds

Technique commonly used for problem drinkers only lowered consumption slightly, didn’t change behaviors

Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2014

Health Tip: Incorporating Flexibility Training

Stretching, for example, can help improve range of motion

Health Tip: Healthy Grilling Options

Choose from a variety of meats, veggies and fruit

U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers

Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected

Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression

But combination isn’t better than drugs alone for those with mild or chronic mood disorder, study says

Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes

Study found association regardless of their current weight

Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

Link could be due to faltering ability to carry out daily tasks, researchers say

Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

Sticking with a fitness and nutrition plan can save more than $500 a year in health-care costs, study finds

Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease

Study found combining them boosted immune system even more than one

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren’t getting through, experts say

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