A new study has found an 11 percent increase in alcohol use among Americans between 2002 and 2012. There was an even bigger jump in high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorders. Women, older adults and racial...
Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 10:37 AM PDT
Infant Mortality Rates Up in Appalachia vs Rest of US: Study
Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy...
Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:09 PM PDT
Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven
A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals.
None were known to exist in the U.S. until...
Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 03:40 AM PDT
Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study
Deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses may have been underreported by more than 20 percent, according to a new study from the University of Virginia.
Researchers looking into the nation's deadly drug overdose...
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 at 09:33 AM PDT
Cannabis Cooking Classes Aim to Pivot Pot to the Mainstream
Transgender kids in the St. Louis, Missouri, area now have somewhere to go for medical care and counseling. A transgender medical center opened Tuesday, and it's the first of its kind in the region. The medical...
A brand of protein bars has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria.
Amrita Health Foods, which is based in Pleasantville, New York, voluntarily recalled a limited number...
Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:33 AM PDT
Scientists Repair Gene in Human Embryos for First Time
Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing...
Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 06:55 PM PDT
New Lung Cancer Screenings Could Save Thousands of Lives