Alzheimer's Patients' Use of Painkilling Patches Cause for Concern

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of powerful opioid painkillers may be common among Alzheimer's disease patients and could be a cause for concern, researchers report.

Could Regular Pot Smoking Harm Vision?

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot regularly may be linked to a limited degree of vision impairment, a new French study suggests.

Heart Failure Protein May Signal Early Brain Damage

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Higher blood levels of a specific heart disease protein are associated with brain damage, a new study suggests.

Young Adults With Head Trauma May Have Higher Risk of Jail Time

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A traumatic brain injury may be linked to a young adult's higher chances of ending up in jail, a new Canadian study suggests.

Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga may help reduce blood pressure in people who are at risk for developing hypertension, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2016

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