Health News

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.
How Ethnicity Affects Cancer Risk
Your ethnicity may be a factor in your cancer risk.
To Keep Your Kids from Smoking, Kick the Habit Yourself
Peer pressure is a concern for many parents when it comes to cigarettes. But new evidence suggests that parents' smoking habits may be a key factor, too.
Global Health Affected by Unhealthy Habits
Many of the deaths that occur around the world today may be preventable.
Young Athletes Smoking Less, Chewing More
Many young athletes still use tobacco, but they may not be smoking it as much as they once did.