Prescription painkillers such as morphine and codeine are important medicines that can provide significant comfort. But abuse of these drugs has become a major public health challenge – particularly among youngsters.
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A new study finds that Alzheimer’s disease may contribute to almost as many deaths as heart disease or cancer. The researchers say their results would mean that Alzheimer’s disease contributes to more than 500,000 deaths each year.
Many people take vitamin E supplements thinking the antioxidant will help fight or stave off lung cancer. A new study suggests that those supplements have exactly the opposite effect in mice.
We know disturbed sleep can result in lowered alertness the next day. While a recent study suggests serious repercussions for cancer patients, its value may lie in providing a basis for more research.
Healthcare is a team sport. And you – the patient – are the No. 1 draft pick. It’s your body, your health, your life. Why shouldn’t you have a voice – and a strong one – in your own care?
A new Nutrition Facts label is coming to a store near you. The FDA announced proposed revisions aimed at simplifying the familiar panel, which appears on nearly 700,000 packaged foods and beverages.
Electronic cigarette (e-cig) manufacturers claim that they are a safer alternative to cigarettes. But two important questions must be addressed: Are e-cigs safe? Are they effective for smoking cessation?
Imagine you work in the health care industry: You have the knowledge. You make the rules. Until one day you yourself experience a major health problem. Suddenly, everything changes.
If it were only that easy: take a pill and avoid a concussion. Problem is, no scientific evidence supports the claim that any dietary supplement is effective in the treatment or prevention of concussion.
Tylenol has long been the doctors’ recommended choice for mild pain relief during pregnancy. New research indicates heavy use could cause developmental problems in kids, but more study is needed.