NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

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An Even Grimmer Replacement For OxyContin

Many people who abused the painkiller OxyContin by inhaling or injecting it switched to heroin after the prescription's formula changed, U.S. researchers say. OxyContin was designed to slowly release...
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This Vitamin's Bone-Bracing Power

Getting enough vitamin D has long been associated with maintaining healthy bones, and now a new international study gives some idea of how much supplementation an older person needs to prevent fractur...
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Are We Healthier Now Than in 1900?

This month, the New England Journal of Medicine published an illustration showing that not only are people now living longer, they are dying of fewer things. However, with this progress, we have also fallen victim to a new subset of maladies. For example, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.