Health News

Changes in Rx Market, Changes in Health
Recent changes in the prescription opioid market might have led to a big step forward in the fight against opioid dependency.
E-Cigs Might Make It Harder to Kick the Habit
Many electronic cigarette fans tout the devices' ability to help people quit smoking conventional cigarettes. New evidence suggests, however, that e-cigarettes may not live up to the hype.
The Power of the Silver Screen: Teens, Movies and Alcohol
Teens often imitate mom, dad and other adults. And it looks as though they may also imitate some of what they see in movies.
It's Something in the Air: Pollution and Health
You've got to breathe to live, but breathing polluted air could put you at risk of health problems.
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.