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Research Gives Context To Addressing Nation’s Drug Abuse Crisis, Review Finds

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As presidential candidates, state officials and even President Barack Obama wrestle with how to handle drug addiction, scientists lay out some of the intersections between opioid prescriptions and heroin abuse in the New England Journal of Medicine, including findings that crackdowns on opioid prescriptions may not fuel increases in heroin use.

Pain By The Numbers

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NIH analysis quantifies who is in pain and when, including more than 25 million people who say they have pain every day.

Surprise! The Taco Truck Is On Your Diet

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The lunch truck menu is known more for grease and starch than leafy greens. But researchers in Los Angeles County say adding more nutritious options to the menu is one step toward reducing obesity.

The Future Is Uncertain For The National Children’s Study

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What was once considered a ground-breaking U.S. study to track the health of children from birth to adulthood may be stopped before its official start, causing alarm for researchers who say its findings are crucial to developing prevention strategies for a range of childhood illnesses.

PCORI, NIH Announce Plans For $30 Million Study On Falls

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The nation’s largest and most intensive study of how to best prevent seniors’ injuries from falling will begin next year under a $30 million grant announced Wednesday by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health. A diverse group of 6,000 adults over age 75 or their caregivers will be recruited around […]