Prescription medicine misuse continues to be a problem in the United States, and researchers recently wanted to find out why.
After orthopedic surgery, many patients return to their doctor asking for more pain medication. But many find other doctors in addition to their own who will prescribe them more narcotics.
Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died at his home in Northern California August 11.
Smoking cigarettes is a proven cause of cancer and other medical conditions. But some people may continue to use tobacco even after they have had cancer.
Electronic cigarettes are booming in popularity and sometimes touted as a helpful tool for quitting smoking. But, because they are relatively new, there is limited knowledge about their health effects.
A professional's advice — even if it's about something widely known — can carry a lot of weight. But some professionals may be missing chances to advise patients to quit smoking.
Electronic cigarettes are a newer nicotine product, and the medical community is working to understand their effect on users’ health.
Alcohol has established medical links to liver damage, heart trouble and other conditions. But it could also eventually play a part in memory loss.
For kids who grow up in hostile homes, adverse experiences are common. And for some people, joining the armed forces may be an attempt to leave a negative home life behind.
When babies are born to mothers who used opiates, they may experience symptoms of withdrawal which require treatment.