U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is calling for more investment in addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic, saying only half of the 2 million people who need drug treatment in the country have access to it.
The troubles with kids these days … are not as common as they used to be. U.S. teens are having a lot less sex, they are drinking and using drugs less often, and they aren’t smoking as much, according a government survey.
Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday.
Mayor Jim Kenney proposed a 3-cent-an-ounce tax on soda and other sugary beverages to pay for universal prekindergarten, community schools and park improvements.
Obesity rates for men and women in the U.S. had been roughly the same for about a decade. But in recent years, women have surged ahead and now just over 40 percent of women are obese, compared to 35 percent of men.
20 of the hottest teen-music heartthrobs have done TV ads or other promotions for products nutritionists consider unhealthy.
The state department of health is reporting a 70 percent increase in cases between 2014 and 2015.
When to stop aggressive treatment is one of the most wrenching decisions in cancer care. Medical guidelines say dying cancer patients shouldn’t get harsh and painful treatment, but new research suggests it happens almost all of the time.
Naloxone, which is known by the brand-name Narcan, can quickly revive someone who has stopped breathing after overdosing on so-called opioids, highly addictive drugs that include prescription painkillers like Vicodin as well as illegal narcotics like heroin.
Purdue is asking anyone with symptoms to stay home. Symptoms can include fever, headache, muscle aches and swollen glands.
Dermatologists say you can get a sunburn all year round.
Thomas Manning’s genitals were amputated in 2012 after doctors discovered that he had penile cancer. He is the third man in the world to receive a new penis.
The Food and Drug Administration proposed new sodium guidelines Wednesday that encourage food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of sodium in the foods they sell.
Researchers think the increase is due to a combination of factors. The death rate from heart disease — the nation’s leading killer — leveled off, instead of dropping the way it usually does.
A baby born to a mother with the Zika virus at a New Jersey hospital appears to be affected by the disease, according to a doctor who helped lead the delivery team.
The recall is for several varieties of Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour and Signature Kitchens flour sold at various supermarkets.
Patrons and employees of the Maysville Road Kohl’s and Walmart who were present at those stores on May 18 from 1-5 p.m. should monitor themselves.
The 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich maneuver recently used the emergency technique for the first time himself to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center.
The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress on emergency funding.
A proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio has squeaked through a critical Senate panel over opposition of some Republicans and Democrats.