Many Opioid Overdoses May Be Suicides

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the United States grapples with an ongoing opioid epidemic, experts are calling attention to a hidden aspect of the crisis: Many overdose deaths may, in fact, be suicides. The researchers describe suicide as a “silent contributor” to the nation’s opioid overdose death rate. It’s hard to know…

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Restless Legs Linked to Brain Changes

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Structural changes in the area of the brain that processes sensations may be linked with restless legs syndrome, a new study suggests. People with restless legs syndrome experience uncomfortable sensations in the legs and a need to move them. It often occurs in the evening and at night,…

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As Weather Changes, So Do Social Media Posts

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Too hot, too cold, too humid: Weather may influence whether or not people post negative comments on social media, researchers report. They compared weather conditions in relation to 2.4 billion Facebook posts and 1.1 billion Twitter posts between 2009 and 2016. And they found a strong association between…

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