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DEA Warns About Powerful Opioid
Fentanyl, a powerful opioid drug often used to relieve pain for terminally ill patients, may have some much more dangerous uses.
These Healthy Choices Might Reduce Dementia Risk
Many people exercise and eat healthily to improve their overall physical health, but those habits might also boost mental health.
Quitting Smoking? Take Care with This Rx
Some people turn to medications like varenicline (brand name Chantix) to help quitting smoking. Chantix can be helpful, but it comes with a few warnings.
This Concussion Symptom Tied to Longer Recovery Times
A short-term effect of concussions could be used as an important tool for doctors diagnosing and treating this brain injury.
Age Restrictions Didn't Stop Teens from Buying E-Cigs
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, may be increasing in popularity among teens. And teens may not have much trouble buying e-cigs online, despite being underage.
Greater Suicide Prevention Efforts Needed
Economic and job-related crises affect many people during their lives. For some adults, these crises may lead to self-harm. Fortunately, help is available for those who are at risk.
A Surprising Possible Risk of ADHD
ADHD is known to be tied to difficulties in school and trouble focusing, but something much more serious might also be tied to the condition.
Check Your ZZZs Against New Recommendations
Like food, water and oxygen, sleep is something you just can’t do without — but are you getting enough?
What May Be Keeping Your Teen up at Night
For many teens, it's second nature to reach for the smartphone or tablet when they have a spare minute or two. Those spare minutes can add up, though, and may affect teens' sleep quality.
Does Your Kid Play Football? Maybe He Should Wait 'Til He's Older
Letting young kids get out and play is great for their health, but parents may want to wait until their kids are a bit older before letting them play football — or at least only let them play touch football.