MENTALHEALTH:
U.S. Opioid Painkiller Abuse May Be Leveling Off: Rate plateaus as doctors are urged to recommend nondrug pain treatments
High-Nicotine E-Cigs May Be Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Many more 10th graders who tried the devices were hooked on 'regular' cigarettes later, study found
Heart Disease, Stroke Cutting Black Lives Short: Life span about three years less than for whites, heart association statement says
More Evidence That Depression Shortens Lives: And women have been hit even harder than men over past decades, study finds
Medical Marijuana Won't Help Most Sick Kids: Helped with chemo-linked nausea, epilepsy, but no evidence for other conditions
Hepatitis C Screening May Boost Opioid Treatment Success: When people find out they have the infection, they're more likely to stay off drugs
Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men: Risk of head and neck tumors tied to HPV infection jumps to 15 percent for this group, study finds
Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC: Hardest-hit communities need targeted preventive measures, report suggests
Kidney Failure Can Isolate Young Patients: Relationships and employment often suffer, study finds
1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted: Depression and worries about appearance common in those who can't skip the tanning bed, study finds
The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting: Review suggests need for clearer boundaries between work, personal life
Does Your Dog 'Talk' to You?: Study may advance what's known about canine-human communication
Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life: Less than the recommended 150 minutes a week still seemed to help, study found
Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls: Behavior was strongly linked to greater suicide risk, UK study found
Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better: Each decade of teetotaling lowers risk of atrial fibrillation, study finds
Schizophrenia Affects Brain's Communication Network: Finding may help spur new research
Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER: Non-narcotic drug far more effective in new study
Cooling Mitts, Socks May Ease a Major Chemo Side Effect: Nerve damage in limbs causes some to stop cancer treatment early
Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar: Global study shows blood glucose levels dropped significantly, and low rates of low blood sugar
A 3x10 Exercise Plan That'll Work for You: Break up workouts into bite-sized blocks
States That Make You Wait to Buy Guns Have Fewer Deaths: Study: Time to 'cool off' may prevent some homicides and suicides
Homicides Devastate Black Communities, But Prevention Gets Little Funding: Discrepancy hurts black Americans more than whites, researchers say
Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites: Higher death rate is largely due to insurance issues, but tumor types sometimes play a role, study finds
Study Looks at Health of Hispanic-American Families: Discord more likely in second-generation families than recent immigrants, study finds
Men Often Happier With Their 'Bromance' Than Their Romance: In small study, most felt more comfortable sharing emotions, resolving problems with a male buddy