Posts Tagged ‘public health’

  • Dramatic Increase in Chronic Abuse of Painkillers

    The abuse of prescription painkillers has increased dramatically over the last decade, particularly among men, according to a new report by a researcher for the Centers for Disease Control. Between 2002 and 2010, there was nearly a 75% increase in…

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  • Study Finds Link Between Chronic Pain and Smoking

    Women who smoke heavily are more likely to experience chronic pain, according to a recent study at the University of Kentucky. Over 6,000 Kentucky women were surveyed on their smoking habits and symptoms of chronic pain. Researchers found that women…

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  • India uses teenagers to teach TB awareness

    Two Indian organizations are having some success with training teenagers to teach other young folk about the dangers of Tuberculosis, what to look out for and what to do if someone is known to be infected by TB.

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