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Study blames vodka for Russian men’s high death rate

Vodka was a key contributor to the high death rate of Russian men under 55, according to researchers who highlighted the near-immediate, life-extending benefits of cutting back. The findings published in The Lancet medical journal add to the already vast body of evidence on the dangers of binge drinking. Overall,…

For some wounded military veterans, strong prescription drugs can be cause of more pain

The death rate from overdoses of those drugs at Veterans Affairs hospitals is twice the national average. But data shows the VA continues to prescribe increasing amounts of narcotic painkillers to many patients.;  …