Tag: addiction

Roundup: ‘Gaming Disorder,’ Obesity Rates and Keystone...

‘Gaming Disorder’ Proposed as New Disease by World Health Organization (WHO) Whether it’s Fortnite, Candy Crush, Grand Theft Auto or...

June 22, 2018

Roundup: Alcohol Use Linked to Higher Risk...

Consuming alcoholic beverages regularly -- whether it's ight, moderate, or heavy use -- may increase your risk of developing several...

November 10, 2017

Roundup: Obesity, Diabetes Rates Edge Higher in...

For both sexes combined, the prevalence of obesity was highest among adults aged 40–59 (34.6 percent), followed by adults aged...

May 27, 2016

Watch Now: The Opioid Epidemic in America

“While Americans make up less than 5 percent of the world’s population, we consume 80 percent of the global opioid...

May 17, 2016

Roundup: FDA to Require Warnings on ‘Immediate-Release’...

The warning will alert users to the "serious risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death" involved with taking opioids,...

March 25, 2016

Roundup: Senate Bill Targets Painkiller Abuse, Heroin...

The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill this week that helps communities tackle the illegal use of opioid painkillers and...

March 11, 2016

From the Front Lines: Rx for Heroin...

Unintentional overdoses on Opioid prescription medications, such as Oxycontin and Percocet, quadrupled between 1999 and 2014.

March 7, 2016

News Roundup: More Americans Living Past 100;...

Americans who reach 100 years old, or become a "centenarian," are still rare, but their number has increased 43.6 percent,...

January 22, 2016

Star Wars Holiday Message: A Forceful Reminder...

In movie theaters across the nation, Star Wars fans are watching a forceful holiday message about the dangers of drinking...

December 22, 2015

Junk Food Dims the Brain; Alarming Trends...

Junk Food Dims the Brain; Alarming Trends in Heroin Use; and Indoor Tanning Rates Drop

July 10, 2015

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