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U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools

Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries: Study

Highly processed foods account for more than 60 percent of the calories in products Americans routinely buy in grocery stores, a new study finds.
People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds

Far from the "grumpy old men" stereotype, people may actually become more trusting -- and happier -- with age, a new study suggests.
3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts.
Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study

Students at schools that impose suspensions for marijuana use are more likely to smoke pot than those at schools without a suspension policy, a new study finds.
Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests.
Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?

Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, two new studies suggest.
Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests

Nearly all emergency room doctors surveyed order pricey MRIs or CT scans their patients may not need, mainly because they fear malpractice lawsuits, according to a new report.
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars

Children are at greatest risk of being hit by a car at the end of the school day, as well as in the evening, a new study finds.
Health Tip: Caregiver Stress Can Harm Your Health

Caregiving often is emotionally and physically challenging, and it can harm your health if you become too stressed.

 

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