Health News

Officials Crack Down on Nicotine Products
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a leading authority on children's health issues, is looking to clear the air on tobacco product use.
Nonmedical Opioid Rx Use: US Trends
When it comes to recent trends of nonmedical prescription opioid use in the US, there's good news and bad news.
During Pregnancy, No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe
It's well-known that heavy drinking during pregnancy can be dangerous for babies. But what about occasional drinking?
How to Fight Depression After a Heart Attack
After a heart attack, taking care of your body is very important — and so is taking care of your mind.
Big Win on Rx Take-Back Day
On Sept. 26, thousands of people lined up at designated collection sites across the US to get rid of their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs.
Gender Differences for Chantix
If you're a man taking Chantix and aren't seeing immediate results, don't get discouraged just yet. New evidence suggests that the popular anti-smoking aid may help women more than men — but only at first.
What a Little Supervision Could Do for Teen Girls
The teen years can be a challenge for both kids and their parents. But keeping an eye on early-maturing teen girls may make a difference.
New Guidelines for Smokers' Health Care
Smoking has been tied to numerous health issues. Now an expert panel has made recommendations for doctors who care for adults and pregnant women who smoke.
The Burden of Alcohol Use
New strategies may be needed to curb harmful alcohol use, especially in low-income countries.
Lighting Up Might Up Your Diabetes Risk
It appears that smoking may put more than just your heart and lung health at risk.