Health News

The Harms of Teen Vaping
Teens who wouldn't have started smoking in the first place may now be using electronic cigarettes, a new study found.
Depression Might Affect COPD Rx Adherence
Depression may decrease adherence to medications for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study found.
How to Improve Your Sleep
It doesn't just help you feel rested — sleep is important for your overall health and well-being.
FDA Floats Electric Stimulation Device Ban
Officials at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are calling for a ban of electric stimulation devices used to treat aggressive or self-harming behavior.
Good News for Parkinson's Patients
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) may be able to continue taking their medications without risking cognitive decline, new evidence suggests. {C}
The Upside of Antipsychotics for Dementia Patients
Due to recent findings linking antipsychotic medications to poor health and death in dementia patients, some health policymakers have pushed for limited prescribing. But there may be more to the picture.
On World AIDS Day, CDC Urges HIV Prevention Pill
Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. And this year's theme is "The Time to Act Is Now."
First Anti-Overdose Nasal Spray Gets Green Light
The FDA just approved a first-of-its-kind medication that could cause a blow to one of the leading causes of death in the US.
Why Snuff May Be More Toxic Than Smokes
If you think chewing or dipping tobacco is safer than smoking, you may want to think again.
Officials Crack Down on Nicotine Products
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a leading authority on children's health issues, is looking to clear the air on tobacco product use.