The opioid epidemic was sparked by a 1980 letter stating that there was no risk of addiction in patients treated with narcotics in hospitals.
In a recent study, where tuna was caught was nearly as important as its species, in terms of contamination from PCBs, flame retardants, and pesticides.
Marijuana may be an effective treatment for depression, PTSD, anxiety, and serious drug addiction, but not psychotic disorders like bipolar disorder.
Low-calorie sweetener use among children rose 200% from 1999-2012, leaving health experts concerned about the potential long-term health effects.
A year-end repor shows that heroin overdoses outpace gun homicides for the first time in the U.S. Heroin deaths outpaced deaths from traditional opioids.
Paclitaxel, a chemotherapy drug used to treat ovarian, breast, and lung cancer, may actually spread breast cancer cells to the lungs.
Prenatal exposure to a group of chemicals formerly used as flame retardants called PBDEs lowers children’s IQ test scores, a meta-analysis shows.
A recent study found that a diet high in saturated fat increases the risk of 2 types of lung cancer, but makes no mention of sugar or trans fats.
Over 70 years ago, the doctor who discovered penicillin, said it was necessary to finish a course of antibiotics. A group of doctors now questions that.
Two companies are helping to clean China’s Lake Taihu by pulling algae from the water, transforming it into pellets, and using those pellets to make shoes.
An analysis of drinking water systems across the U.S. shows that every single zip code looked at contained some type of contaminant.
If you have a hard time getting your kids to eat vegetables, researchers have a suggestion for you: make them sound more “seductive.”
Supermarkets and dollar stores are still selling canned foods containing the endocrine-disrupting chemical, BPA, including Kroger’s and Albertson’s.
A fresh batch of Monsanto documents raise more questions about whether or not the company suppressed information showing Roundup causes cancer.
The largest survey to date on cannabidiol (CBD) use shows nearly half of respondents were able to replace traditional treatments with the cannabis product.
Between 2010-2014, fewer people died from 3 of the 5 leading causes of death in the U.S. – cancer, stroke, and heart disease.
The World Health Organization has made the biggest changes in 40 years to its Essential Medicines List in an effort to tackle drug resistance.