A New Hip May Mean a Longer, Better Life

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A hip replacement may help seniors live longer — for at least a decade anyway, a new study from Sweden suggests. “Our study suggests that hip replacement can add years to life as well as adding ‘life to years’ — increasing the chances of longer survival as well…

Certain Teens More Likely to Get Hooked on Opioids

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teenagers with any mental health problem are more prone to painkiller dependence after receiving a prescription opioid, a new study finds. The odds of progressing to long-term opioid therapy can double, triple or more, depending on the kid’s diagnosis and the other drugs prescribed to treat their disorder,…