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Obesity-related pain contributes to opioid use

Today at 00:33 AM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Long-term use of prescription opioids for chronic pain is more common among people who are overweight or obese, a new study finds.

Online pharmacy flags possible new impurity in blood pressure drug

Yesterday at 23:18 PM, via Reuters

Online pharmacy Valisure reported that it found a new cancer-causing impurity in some versions of widely prescribed blood pressure medicine valsartan, but U.S. regulators said on Tuesday that the amount in the drugs was well below levels deemed to be potentially harmful.

Bringing photos to dermatology appointments can help

Yesterday at 22:43 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – More patients are bringing pictures of their skin problems to their dermatologists, which helps the doctors better observe the progression and potentially diagnose the condition, according to a new study.

Americans’ Shifting Attitude on Gay Rights

Yesterday at 21:34 PM, via New York Times

In 1977, 13 percent of Americans believed that a person was born lesbian or gay. Today, 49 percent believe that, according to Gallup polls.

WATCH: What is strep throat?

Yesterday at 19:45 PM, via Health24

Strep throat is most common in kids, but adults can also pick up the infection.

Bayer asks trial judge to reverse $2 billion Roundup jury verdict

Yesterday at 17:09 PM, via Reuters

Bayer AG has asked a California judge to overrule a $2 billion verdict by jurors who found the company’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer responsible for a couple’s cancer, arguing the jury decision was not supported by evidence.

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