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Millions of Medical Conditions Tied to Smoking

Many past studies have shown that smoking cigarettes is unhealthy and can cause illnesses like COPD and cancer. Now, a new study has highlighted the extent of these illnesses caused by tobacco.

Alcohol Often Involved in ER Visits for Prescription Abuse

Alcohol and prescription medications can both be safe in moderation or as prescribed by a doctor. But their abuse and misuse can be dangerous or even deadly, says 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).

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.

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.

Some Disagreed With WHO Report on E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are gaining popularity. But whether they are safer than conventional cigarettes is the subject of debate, even among experts.

E-Cigarettes May Not Help Cancer Patients Quit

Cancer patients trying to kick the smoking habit may reach for e-cigarettes — but do the devices help in the fight to avoid conventional cigarettes? Likely not, suggests a new study.

Food Addiction May Be Tied to PTSD

Many patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have difficulty coping with the anxiety and stress they may feel. This could lead some to turn to overeating to ease their pain.

Overall US Dietary Quality Remained Low

Since 2000, US officials have made several policy changes in nutrition and proper food processing. But a new study found that, despite government efforts to promote proper diet, eating habits in the US remained a national concern.