Health News

A Spike in Alcohol-Related ER Visits
In recent years, the number of visits to United States emergency rooms for alcohol-related problems increased sharply, according to a new study.
The Harm One Cigarette Can Do
Trying even one cigarette may lead to daily smoking, according to a new study.
The Power of New Year's Resolutions
Don't give up yet. Those healthy New Year's resolutions may help you reduce your cancer risk, according to the authors of a new study.
Teens and Substance Use
There's good news and bad news about how adolescents in the United States are using substances like nicotine, marijuana and opioids.
Performance-Enhancing Drugs Potentially Mislabeled
Performance-enhancing drugs sold online could come with inaccurate labels, according to a new study.
A New Device to Help with Opioid Withdrawal
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of the first device meant to help reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms.
E-Cigs May Be a Gateway to Tobacco
Electronic cigarette use in high school may lead to tobacco cigarette use later on, according to a new study.
Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
The Threat of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) may be relatively common, according to a new study.
The Burden of Opioid Misuse
A large portion of people who used opioids reported misusing them, according to a new study.