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Risk Factors for Falling Asleep at the Wheel

Falling asleep behind the wheel is a dangerous situation. Preventing such situations requires knowing what can lead to drowsy driving — a topic that researchers recently explored.

Painkiller Prescription Practices Differ Across US

Medications intended to ease pain can sometimes cause more when an overdose occurs. People in certain US states may be at a greater risk for overdoses based on the prescription practices in those states.

E-Cigarette Ads in Many Places

In 1998, significant restrictions were placed on advertising of cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States. However, e-cigarette ads seem to be appearing in strength across many media channels, including TV, radio, the internet and in print.

AAP Issues Statement on ADHD and Substance Abuse

Even though ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) can be treated with stimulant medications, those who have ADHD are at higher risk for substance abuse.

Long-Term Impact of Brain Injury

One of the most common injuries from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has been traumatic brain injury. Researchers are still learning the long-term implications of this injury.

Rx for Children with ADHD May Cause Heart Issues

Children with ADHD may take medications to help them focus on schoolwork, improve impulsive behaviors, and better follow instructions from parents. However, one type of ADHD medication may have a small risk of potentially serious health issues.

E-Cigarettes Commonly Marketed on Twitter

Advertising for cigarettes and other tobacco products has been banned in mass media. Yet e-cigarettes are often advertised on traditional media platforms like print, television and radio.

Losing Weight for Better Sleep

Being overweight can have a wide range of effects on people's overall health, both mental and physical. And numerous studies have shown that increased weight is associated with a decrease in sleep at night.

Drinking Behind Many Early Deaths Each Year

Drinking may be seen as a way to relax, but in some cases it can easily become a serious issue. A new study suggests that excessive drinking may be leading to many early deaths in the US.

Serious Stress May Lead People to Turn to Tobacco

Tobacco use remains one of the most preventable causes of illness and death in the United States each year. It seems that some adults may be driven to using tobacco by serious stress.