Health News

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.
Home Medication Errors on the Rise
Medication errors at home have drastically increased over the years, according to a new study.
These Lead Tests May Be Inaccurate
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning that some lead tests may not provide accurate results.
Drug Overdoses on the Rise
Drug overdose deaths are on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Alcohol Ads May Reach the Wrong Crowd
Young people who aren't old enough to legally drink alcohol may be seeing alcohol-related ads online, according to a new study.
Pet Medications Can Put Kids at Risk
Many parents know the importance of keeping their medicines out of the reach of children to prevent accidental exposure. But where are you storing your pets' medications?
Several Supplements May Contain Hidden Ingredients
Consumers, beware! Imported products marketed as dietary supplements for weight loss or erectile dysfunction may do you more harm than good.
Check Your Skin Care Products for This Ingredient
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning for certain over-the-counter (OTC) skin products.
How Ads Might Be Unsafe for Your Baby
Ads for sleep products and bedding often promote unsafe infant sleep environments that could raise the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study found.
FDA Warns About Cancer 'Cure'
PNC-27, a product being promoted as a treatment or cure for cancer, may contain bacteria, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).