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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finding the best way to quit smoking is not easy. But several treatments were associated with high quitting rates in a recent study.
Prescription medicine misuse continues to be a problem in the United States, and researchers recently wanted to find out why.
After orthopedic surgery, many patients return to their doctor asking for more pain medication. But many find other doctors in addition to their own who will prescribe them more narcotics.
Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died at his home in Northern California August 11.
Smoking cigarettes is a proven cause of cancer and other medical conditions. But some people may continue to use tobacco even after they have had cancer.