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Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders

There's overmedicating and self-medicating, but some vets are "de-medicating." Prescribed multiple drugs to deal with PTSD and pain, they've stopped taking them — without authorization.
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Health Officials Push HIV Prevention Pills

The World Health Organization has announced a sweeping new guideline, recommending that all men who have sex with mean take antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection.
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New Guidelines For Gay Men: A Daily Anti-HIV Pill

The World Health Organization strongly recommends that men who have sex with men consider a daily pill that would prevent HIV infection. That seems like a drastic measure — but is it?
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If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow

The idea that sacrifice at the gym entitles us to a reward is embedded in our collective thinking. Researchers set out to test how this affects how we eat after a workout.
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Suicide Attempt Survivors Seek A Voice In Helping Others At Risk

People who have survived a suicide attempt often have trouble finding a place to talk about suicide risk or a way to help others. So they are going public with their experiences.
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Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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How A Fanny Pack Mix-Up Revealed A Medicare Drug Scam

Two secretaries in a doctor's office have pleaded guilty and a pharmacy owner faces charges in a scam that Medicare allowed to thrive for more than two years.
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Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

Scientists hoped the baby's apparent cure would lead to similar treatments in infants worldwide. But with the child still HIV-positive, some question the ethics of a large study in other children.
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A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers

Service members are prescribed narcotic painkillers three times as often as civilians. For some vets, dependence on those pills becomes a bigger problem than their original ailment.
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Alcohol Test: Does Eating Yeast Keep You From Getting Drunk?

When we read about a way to stave off intoxication in Esquire, we were dubious. So we bought a Breathalyzer and a few IPAs and tested out the kooky theory.

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