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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.