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ADHD Medicines May Not Stunt Growth

ADHD is often treated with stimulants, which some researchers and parents are concerned could limit children's growth. But new research may relieve those concerns.

E-Cigarettes Could Prime Brain for Other Addictive Substances

As electronic cigarettes become more popular, the medical community is working to understand their health effects.

Quality of Life May Affect Risk of Cancer Surgery Complications

After surgery, cancer patients are prone to complications like infections, which can be deadly. New research suggests quality of life may play a part in the risk of complications after cancer surgery.

DEA Puts Tighter Controls on Hydrocodone Combination Pills

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has taken action to control the widespread abuse of narcotic painkillers. The agency has placed tighter restrictions on products containing one of the most common painkillers available.

Depression in Cancer Patients Went Untreated

Many cancer patients face depression, and they often aren't treated for it. But a new approach could transform their care.

Parents' Actions May Influence Age Children Try Alcohol

Past research has found that around two-thirds of US teens will drink alcohol by age 18. New research looks at reasons why kids start drinking in the first place.

WHO Calls for Regulations on E-Cigarettes

In the ongoing debate about electronic cigarettes, some experts welcome the products as a way to reduce tobacco smoking. Other experts, however, believe that e-cigarettes may work against efforts to reduce smoking. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) is weighing in.

Teens May Be Trying E-Cigarettes First

Urging teens not to smoke has long been a concern for many parents, health experts and educators. Now, there may be a new factor in the struggle: e-cigarettes.

Strict Control of E-Cigarettes Recommended

E-cigarettes are often sold as a healthier alternative to cigarettes. The American Heart Association, however, has warned that their use could lead to nicotine addiction and traditional smoking.

Sleepy Teens Could Face Serious Health Problems

Staying up late, watching TV at night and drinking coffee may not seem like dangerous activities, but they can seriously harm adolescents' health.