Drug Overdose Deaths Climb Dramatically in U.S.
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose deaths
continue to surge in the United States, with most fatalities linked
to the illicit use of prescription painkillers, new government
Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people have
difficulty getting their lives back on track after being released
from juvenile detention, especially those from racial and ethnic
minorities, a new study shows.
Nicotine in E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids: Docs
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The earlier youngsters
start using nicotine -- even in the form of e-cigarettes -- the
harder it is for them to quit a habit that could last a
Teens May Not Heed Health Warnings on Cigars
FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests
that warnings on cigars may need to be improved to dissuade young
people from smoking.
NYC 'Zombie' Outbreak Highlights Dangers of Synthetic Drug
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The drug
misleadingly marketed as "fake pot" that triggered a "zombie"
outbreak in a New York City neighborhood last summer was
significantly more potent than real marijuana, investigators
Where You Live May Determine How You Die
TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People along the
southern stretch of the Mississippi River are more likely to die
from heart problems than anywhere else in the United States.
Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low
TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drug use among U.S.
teens is at an all-time low.
Rural Hospitals See Surge in Opioid-Dependent Babies
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rural U.S. communities
are seeing a surge in infants experiencing opioid withdrawal at
birth because of widespread drug abuse by pregnant women, a new
Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. teen smokers
-- even those who only light up occasionally -- also use other
drugs, a new study suggests.
Anti-Tobacco Efforts Lead to 53 Million Fewer Smokers Worldwide
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco-control
programs helped 53 million people quit smoking in 88 countries
between 2008 and 2014, a new study says.