'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests.

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of infants born to American mothers addicted to prescription pain medications is rising, and so are the costs of treating those babies, researchers report.

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest U.S. government estimates.

Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called "love hormone" oxytocin affects human behavior in much the same way as alcohol does, British researchers report.

Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being poor and living in a rural area are two risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds.

Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer survivors are at high risk for recurrence of the disease, and smoking is a major factor in that risk, a new study shows.

A Billion Smokers, 240 Million Alcohol Abusers Worldwide: Study

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco and alcohol take a big toll on the health of people around the world, a new global survey shows.

Medical Pot-Painkiller Combo Isn't Always Recipe for Abuse

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana users don't appear to increase their risk for drug or alcohol abuse if they also take prescription painkillers, a new study finds.

It May Soon Be Possible to Easily 'Brew' Narcotics

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People may soon be able to "homebrew" narcotics using genetically modified baker's yeast and a vat of simple sugar, warn researchers, who are calling for strict regulation of this upcoming scientific breakthrough.

Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who drink heavily appear to have significant abnormalities in brain development, a new study finds.