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Steroid use much higher among gay and bi teen boys

CHICAGO (AP) — Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a "dramatic disparity" that points up a need to reach out...

SOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS QUIT HEALTHIER LUNCH PROGRAM

SOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS QUIT HEALTHIER LUNCH PROGRAM

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals p...

STUDY TO TEST 'CHOCOLATE' PILLS FOR HEART HEALTH

STUDY TO TEST 'CHOCOLATE' PILLS FOR HEART HEALTH

It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks ...

HOSPITALS SEEK HIGH-TECH HELP FOR HAND HYGIENE

HOSPITALS SEEK HIGH-TECH HELP FOR HAND HYGIENE

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) -- Hospitals have fretted for years over how to make sure doctors, nurses and staff keep their hands clean, but with only limited success. Now, some are ...

DRINKING LINKED TO FASTER MENTAL DECLINE IN MEN

DRINKING LINKED TO FASTER MENTAL DECLINE IN MEN

NEW YORK (AP) -- Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they've been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests. ...

STUDY: TOBACCO CONTROL HAS SAVED MILLIONS OF LIVES

STUDY: TOBACCO CONTROL HAS SAVED MILLIONS OF LIVES

CHICAGO (AP) -- Anti-smoking measures have saved roughly 8 million U.S. lives since a landmark 1964 report linking smoking and disease, a study estimates, yet the nation's top d...

FRIENDS COMMON SOURCE OF ABUSED PRESCRIPTION MEDS

CHICAGO (AP) -- Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for tho...

STUDIES SHOW BIG PROMISE FOR HIV PREVENTION DRUG

STUDIES SHOW BIG PROMISE FOR HIV PREVENTION DRUG

Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cu...

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