Health care providers have to have permission from the federal government to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction.
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September 20, 2016 It can be very hard to find medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, but most doctors who provide it do so for just a small number of patients, a study finds.
Researchers tested a variety of medications to treat severe nosebleeds. But saline appears to work just as well.
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September 6, 2016 People with a rare genetic disorder that causes severe nosebleeds did better when they used saline nose spray. And that remedy should also help people with plain old nosebleeds.
Elderly women dance in a zumba dance during the global climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour at a park in Manila in 2015.
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May 28, 2016 Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
Calipers can give a more accurate measure of an individual's body fat, but for population-based studies, the BMI is the way to go.
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May 10, 2016 We're told that it's important to keep body mass index below 25. But a study finds that for the lowest risk of death, the magic number has inched up to 27 — in the "overweight" category.
Which would you choose — a daily tablet or a trip to the doctor for an allergy shot?
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April 26, 2016 Dust mite allergies are a common trigger for asthma. A new form of immunotherapy that relies on oral tablets rather than shots reduces the risk of a moderate or severe asthma attack, a study finds.
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April 18, 2016 What you do in your 20s and 30s and 40s can make it more likely that you'll be mobile and healthy in old age, scientists say. That's true even if your ancestors didn't fare so well.
March 24, 2016 Cultures around the world decorate eggs to celebrate spring. Modern artists continue those traditions, reflecting the fragility and beauty of life.
Mindfulness meditation reduced pain and disability in people with chronic lower back pain.
March 22, 2016 Meditation can help relieve chronic back pain, and so can cognitive behavioral therapy, a study finds. But good luck getting insurance to pay for it.
Expect the best, or plan for the worst?
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March 16, 2016 People often expect a great many things out of a marriage. That can work if spouses are pragmatic about what they're really able to deliver on, a study finds.
March 10, 2016 Eric O'Grey was 51, obese and suffering from diabetes and high cholesterol when he took home an overweight shelter dog. Now the duo are headlining a campaign on how pets improve humans' lives.
Noooo. But you can blame Mom and Dad for that gray hair, at least some of the time.
March 1, 2016 Is stress turning your hair gray? Your ancestors may have something to do with it, too. Scientists say they've found the first genetic variant associated with going gray.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children be screened for autism and other developmental disorders.
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February 16, 2016 Autism treatment specialists say that by focusing rigidly on scientific evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force could make it harder for children to get early intervention for autism.
February 11, 2016 The risk of getting dementia has been dropping for decades. Why? Research suggests education's effect on the brain and good cardiovascular health help.
Neck strain might not feel like a CT-worthy injury to you, but it's increasingly getting advanced imaging.
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January 19, 2016 The number of people with injuries like neck strain who get CT scans in emergency rooms is on the rise. This despite efforts to reduce use of the scans, which increase cancer risk.
Bupropion, sold under the name Wellbutrin, is an antidepressant often prescribed to help a person quit smoking.
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January 5, 2016 People who have Medicaid insurance are much more likely to be smokers, and the program pays for medication to help them quit. But just 10 percent of Medicaid recipients get that help, a study finds.