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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FDA to Provide Stricter Oversight of Supplements, False or Misleading Health Claims The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said this week it is tightening...

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How Many Steps Mean ‘Moderate’ Exercise?

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Mental Health Takes Center Stage at...

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Juicing -- which refers to mixing up fruits and/or vegetables into a blender for a quick smoothie -- has become a trendy thing. But when...

Preventing Heart Disease At Any Age

Most adults are familiar with one more more ways of preventing heart disease. The public has been barraged with health studies on what’s good for...

Roundup: Obesity-Linked Cancers in Young Adults;...

Cancers Linked to Obesity Increasing Among Young Adults An obesity epidemic persists in the United States, and a new study has yielded a concerning side...

Exercise (Even Dancing) Can Improve Brain...

Mounting evidence shows that regular exercise, including activities such as brisk walking, dancing and other routines that many older adults can undertake, provides brain health...

Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

As the cost of medications continues to rise and the debate over pharmaceuticals intensifies, patients are often faced with navigating options available through health insurance...

Preventing Injuries From Electric Scooters

With the convenience of riding on electric scooters to get from place to place in traffic-dense cities comes the risk for injury and the need...