The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has taken action to control the widespread abuse of narcotic painkillers. The agency has placed tighter restrictions on products containing one of the most common painkillers available.
With more than 1,500 suspected deaths from Ebola virus disease in the recent West African outbreak, health officials are scrambling to test vaccines that could slow the spread of the virus.
Many people hit the gym when they want to decrease belly fat. More exercise, though, may not reduce belly fat in some kids.
Consumers may check for trans fats on nutrition labels, but a new study suggests that these labels may not tell the full trans-fat story.
Many cancer patients face depression, and they often aren't treated for it. But a new approach could transform their care.
Spending lots of time under the sun's harmful rays can cause skin patches called actinic keratoses (AKs). In some cases, these scaly, rough patches can turn into skin cancer, so doctors usually recommend removing them. But what's the best way to remove them?
Past research has found that around two-thirds of US teens will drink alcohol by age 18. New research looks at reasons why kids start drinking in the first place.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the top risk factors for disease around the world. But patients may have better outcomes when they take their blood pressure management into their own hands.
In the ongoing debate about electronic cigarettes, some experts welcome the products as a way to reduce tobacco smoking. Other experts, however, believe that e-cigarettes may work against efforts to reduce smoking. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) is weighing in.
Urging teens not to smoke has long been a concern for many parents, health experts and educators. Now, there may be a new factor in the struggle: e-cigarettes.