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October 27, 2014
Director's Comments: Heroin’s Changing Face
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Compared to 50 years ago, today’s heroin users are older men and women who do not live in urban areas and were introduced to the drug through prescription pain medications, finds a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry.


October 22, 2014
Now there's more to love on MedlinePlus Mobile!
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The National Library of Medicine’s new version of the MedlinePlus Mobile site has all of the resources you can currently access on MedlinePlus.gov, plus an improved design for easier use on mobile devices. Learn more about the new design.

See the latest version of our mobile site at m.medlineplus.gov.


October 20, 2014
Director's Comments: Ebola Update – 1
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Ebola’s risk to other hospitalized patients and health care workers can be reduced through the rigorous training of hospital staff, notes a recent article in Science.


October 17, 2014
October Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
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The October issue of NIH News in Health is now available.

Featured stories include "Sweet Stuff: How Sugars and Sweeteners Affect Your Health" and "Cold, Flu, or Allergy? Know the Difference for Best Treatment". Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site.


October 17, 2014
Director's Comments: Exercise does not Increase ALS Risk
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A meta-analysis of 37 studies suggests exercise is not a risk to develop Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), finds a recent study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology...