Health News

How Drunk Driving Could Affect the Economy
Sober driving saves lives, and it may also save money — a lot of money.
Got Diabetes? Quit Smoking, but Take Care
If you smoke, quit! If you're a smoker who has diabetes, however, you may need to more closely monitor your blood sugar after you quit.
Alcohol Use: A Local Problem
Excessive alcohol use is a public health issue. To make a difference — especially for problems like binge drinking — it’s helpful to identify where and how big the problem is.
Cirrhosis Survival Spiked
Good news for cirrhosis patients: Survival may be much more common than it once was.
The Risks of Youth E-Cig Use
Experimenting is often how kids and teens learn. Experimenting with electronic cigarettes, however, may be risky.
Changes in Rx Market, Changes in Health
Recent changes in the prescription opioid market might have led to a big step forward in the fight against opioid dependency.
Even a Few Smokes a Day Can Raise Your Risks
If you think smoking just a few cigarettes a day keeps you free from the many risks of smoking, you may want to think again.
E-Cigs Might Make It Harder to Kick the Habit
Many electronic cigarette fans tout the devices' ability to help people quit smoking conventional cigarettes. New evidence suggests, however, that e-cigarettes may not live up to the hype.
Teen E-Cig Use Spiked
Much progress has been made in recent years in the public health fight against cigarettes, but new evidence suggests that US teens might be picking up electronic cigarettes as fast as they are dropping traditional tobacco.
The Power of the Silver Screen: Teens, Movies and Alcohol
Teens often imitate mom, dad and other adults. And it looks as though they may also imitate some of what they see in movies.