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Opioid Prescriptions: A Persistent Problem
Despite an overall decline in the number of opioids prescribed during the last nine years, the amount remained high, according to a new report.
Teens Turn Away from Tobacco
Between 2015 and 2016, the number of middle and high school students who said they used tobacco products dropped, according to a new report.
Another Reason to Avoid Alcohol During Pregnancy
Even low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure may change the shape of the baby's face, according to a new study.
How Moderate Drinking Might Change Your Brain
Even drinking a moderate amount of alcohol might have negative effects on your brain, according to a new study.
Young Adults May Be Drinking Too Much
Young adults may drink more alcohol as they reach their late 20s, according to a new study.
No Such Thing as a Safe Cigarette
Despite their marketing as a "healthier" option, so-called "light" filtered cigarettes may actually be causing more cases of a certain type of lung cancer, a new study found.
What Steroids Might Do to Your Heart
Illicit steroid use may put your heart health at risk, according to a new study.
Around the World, Daily Smoking Habits Linger
Although the prevalence of daily smoking has declined in recent years, nearly 1 billion people still light up every day, according to a new study.
Alcohol and Energy Drinks: A Dangerous Combo
Mixing energy drinks and alcohol may make you more likely to get hurt, a new study found.
Opioids: What Leads to Long-Term Use
After a few days of using opioids, the risk of long-term use may rise.