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CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever

Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.

Heart Problems May Start Early on in Schizophrenia

A mental illness can affect almost every part of life — including heart health, say the authors of a new study.

Researchers Find Possible Link Between Tobacco and Oral HPV

Smoking has been tied to health issues of all types. Now, smokers might have another reason to kick the habit — oral human papillomavirus (HPV).

20 Years of Marijuana Research Summarized in New Report

States across the US continue to debate the merits of allowing medicinal and, in some cases, recreational marijuana use. Yet there’s still uncertainty about the long-term health impacts of cannabis.

Mental Health Issues in Cancer Patients Differed By Cancer Type

Living with cancer can be more than a physical battle. For some patients, the disease can be a mental challenge as well. It seems some types of cancers may be tied to a heavier mental burden than others.

Drug Overdose Deaths a Problem in US

Some medications that were created to help people heal can do major harm when abused. A new report found that death rates from some painkillers and other drugs may be on the rise.

Mini-Stroke May Lead to PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition often associated with war survivors. People who have had mini-strokes, however, may also live with PTSD.

Stress and Personality May Predict Dementia in Women

A moody and high-stress lifestyle in midlife, particularly coupled with prolonged periods of distress, might do more than affect how a woman feels day-to-day. It could also play a part in the development Alzheimer's disease.

Experts Say Opioids May Not Be Worth Risk for Some Conditions

In recent years, opioids have become a safety concern for some health officials. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently released a statement on opioid use to address this problem.

September 27 Is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), with the help of nearly 4,000 smaller law agencies, will host the ninth and final National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.