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drugs

Quit smoking? That means vapes, too

The e-cig industry would like you to believe their product is a safe alternative to cigarettes. It's not.

New hope for arthritic knees?

An experimental drug is showing much promise in slowing the effects of osteoarthritis.

FDA loosens drug rules

The agency will allow states to import from other countries and ease up manufacturer restrictions.

Drug overdoses plague Northeast

Public health campaigns should account for regional differences in drug activity and overdoses, researchers say.

E-cig industry under scrutiny

Governments take action and health officials sound the alarm about a vaping epidemic among youth.

Spring-clean your medicine cabinet

Follow these tips for proper storage and disposal to help safeguard your kids.

Creeping threat: Kratom

Reports of poisoning from this unregulated herbal substance have jumped 50-fold in the past six years.

Study: Progress in pancreatic cancer battle

A trial found a four-drug regimen delivered promising results for some patients with this particularly troublesome form of cancer.

Unspooling the catnip conundrum

Our feline friends aren't the only ones excited about this plant—researchers are learning how its active ingredient could lead to breakthroughs in medicine.

New guidelines: 1 in 3 adults may need blood pressure meds

Nearly 46 percent of U.S. adults may now be considered to have hypertension.

Patient Story

‘Smoking isn’t worth it’

Tobacco cessation class helps a hospice nurse kick cigarettes for good after 35 years.

U.S. kids overdosing on dietary supplements

Children under age 6 are often the most affected.

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