Today's Top Medical Stories - June 14, 2018

People with religious affiliations may live longer lives. 
Ohio State University researchers looked at obituaries around the country and found people affiliated with a religion lived nearly 4 years longer than those without ties.
Previous studies show people who volunteer or participate in groups tend to have more longevity.  

International researchers say restricting prescription painkillers in the US is linked to increases in illicit drug trade online. 
Federal officials limited access to prescription drugs containing hydrocodone in 2014.

And the Mediterranean diet has big benefits for people at high risk of cardiovascular disease.
A New England Journal of Medicine study shows patients who follow diets supplemented with olive oil or nuts have fewer cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes than people who ate low fat diets. 

(Meg Oliver, CBS News)

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