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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Immunotherapy will be a “game-changing” treatment for head and neck cancers, while more clinical trials are on the horizon for Miami Cancer Institute. This is...

Roundup: Top Sleep Health Myths Online;...

These Common Sleep Myths Could Hurt Your Health, Researchers Find People can do fine with five or fewer hours of sleep every night, right? Wrong....

Spinal Fusion in Spotlight With Tiger...

Tiger Woods’ remarkable comeback to win the Masters championship is being celebrated as a great sports achievement. But an increasingly common and effective treatment for...

Healthy Passover Recipes: Creative Uses of...

Tradition reigns supreme at the Passover dinner table, but that still leaves plenty of room to get creative with recipes.  While most people associate Passover...

Healthy Recipe: Bunny Face Brown Rice...

In case you missed the piles of candy bunnies and chocolate eggs in the stores, Easter is around the corner. More holidays have become strongly...

Troubling Trend: More Kids Under 6...

The number of children under the age of 6 rushed to ERs after swallowing small objects — especially such items as button batteries, coins and...

Head and Neck Cancers: Latest on...

Each year, approximately 110,000 U.S. adults are diagnosed with “head and neck” cancers. While most diagnoses are in people older than 50, it is increasingly...

#BaptistHealthy: Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet potato hash is healthy, homemade and hearty. Roasted sweet potato, bell pepper, onion and rosemary are the makings of this winning hash. It also...

Hepatitis A on the Rise: What...

Parts of South Florida are seeing an increase in cases of hepatitis A, a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A...

Roundup: Poor Diets vs. Smoking; Don’t...

Poor Diets Linked to More Deaths Globally Than Smoking, Says Major New Study Unhealthy eating — fueled by a high intake of sodium, sugary foods...