Prescription Pill Use Falling as More Heroin Addicts Seek Treatment

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_0ee1d67aa7.jpgRoel Smart/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Americans seem to be getting the message about the dangers of drug abuse. A government report says that the rate of pill use for other than what the medicine was prescribed dropped from 12 percent to 9.8 percent among people ages 18 to 25 between the years 2007 and 2011.

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California Hospital Uses Germ-Killing Robots

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_815c4bb461.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (STANFORD, Calif.) -- California's Stanford University Medical Center is using a robot to kill superbugs, in an attempt to combat infections. The hospital added two robotic cleaning systems named Frost and Dazzle to help disinfect. The machines use high-intensity ultraviolet light bulbs, emitting pulsed light to pierce cell walls of spores, bacteria, viruses and molds.

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Will the Super Bowl Make You Fat?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_0316f9b020.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Super Bowl XLVIII is more like Super Bowl XL for many of us. The average Super Bowl spectator gobbles down 1,200 calories worth of snacks on game day, according to the Calorie Control Council. Game day eating is so extreme that the United States Department of Agriculture has labeled Super Bowl Sunday the second most glutinous day of the year after Thanksgiving.

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Researchers Study Cures for Musical "Earworms"

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_3c604fdd7a.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (LONDON) -- Researchers at the University of London discovered potential "cures" for what they refer to as involuntary musical imagery, or earworms. Many know the all-too-common circumstances: you hear a tune and can't get it out of your head, whether its for hours or days.

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Gynecology Board Allows Treatment for Men

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_e7556f6358.jpgPhotodisc/Thinkstock (DALLAS) -- A professional board for obstetricians and gynecologists reversed a major term requiring that doctors only see female patients. The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who made the announcement Thursday, clarified guidelines and restrictions regarding the treatment of male patients.

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