FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended release) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a long-term, around-the-clock treatment for severe pain when other therapies are ineffective or unavailable.

Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. servicemen are more likely to have been exposed to some form of childhood trauma than their civilian counterparts, a large, new survey suggests.

Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research.

HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC

SATURDAY, July 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report offers good and bad news about the AIDS epidemic in the United States: The annual diagnosis rate of HIV, the virus that causes the disease, has dropped by one-third in the general population but has climbed among young gay and bisexual males.

Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms

SATURDAY, July 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young adults don't realize that using hookahs can harm their health, a new study reveals.

Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall death rates for HIV-positive adults living in Australia, Europe and the United States have been cut 28 percent since 1999, according to new international research.

Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol appears to boost the desire to keep on drinking, new research reveals.

College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Light penalties are the norm for U.S. college students involved in alcohol-related offenses and incidents, a new study says.

Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk

WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may increase a person's risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests.