Health News

The Perfect Heart Attack Drug
Cocaine overdoses can often end up in heart attacks. But long-term habitual cocaine use can also change the structure of the heart to set it up for a heart attack not from an overdose.
Drug Abuse in Teens Includes OTC
Think that over-the-counter means lack-of-danger? Not true, teens can poison themselves or have seizures from trying to get high off of non-prescription drugs.
Teens Popping Pills
Don’t let the medicine cabinet become a playground of painkillers for teens to abuse. Overdoses from painkillers are becoming far more common than those from heroin and cocaine.
Diabetes Drug Could Slow Speedy Addicts
In most cases, a drug is first created to treat one disease. Later down the road, however, researchers may find that the drug can be used for other purposes - which is the case now with a certain diabetes drug.
Preventing Drug Abuse in Kids
Parents have to handle all kinds of issues with their kids. Here is a helpful guide to positive parenting techniques to help keep kids on the right track.
Drug of Choice Becoming Pills
What’s more common: street drug abuse or prescription opioid abuse? Based on the numbers alone, shifts in drug choice appear to be shaping abuse.
Homeless Youth Interventions
When homeless youths use drugs and alcohol—they are at much higher risks for associated health problems. Nurse-led interventions may be a cost-effective way to encourage sobriety.
Know Thy Neighbor… and His Parents
Teenagers' parents can make a difference in whether their kids drink, smoke or use marijuana, based on past research. But the parents of teens' friends play a part too.
Pot Withdrawal, No Joke
No, withdrawal from marijuana isn’t as serious as that from heroin. But, that doesn’t mean marijuana withdrawal symptoms shouldn’t be taken into consideration for those trying to quit.
Why Do Some Teens Party Harder?
Some kids are shy and others are super outgoing. Babies with behavioral inhibition tend to have riskier behavior as teens and can often include substance use.