While additives play a sometimes necessary role in preserving certain foods, many experts say that some of the most common U.S. additives are completely unnecessary and could be causing significant harm.
CBD, or Cannabidiol oil, has become a hot item in the U.S. and can be found in everything from anxiety, pain and insomnia remedies to beauty products, ice cream, and dog treats. But just how safe -- and proven -- is it?
The keto diet has become a weight-loss craze touted by celebs and health gurus alike. But just how healthy is the high-fat, low-carb diet? We take a closer look.
Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. Whitfield says he still can’t pinpoint why he felt so intensely depressed or abandoned in those moments. The chaos began about five years before, in 2011, when Whitfield visited multiple doctors for pain from knee and back injuries he had sustained while serving in the Marine Corps several years earlier.
The hidden victims of opioid addiction are often the children of addicts, who may be orphaned or taken away from parents unable to care for them and placed in foster care.
Kuwa Mjanja, a program in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, works with mothers and their daughters to encourage them to consider the consequences of teen pregnancy.
Experts say that sexual assault, especially involving people who have a previous or ongoing relationship, is a particularly dubious crime to prosecute.
The ability to mutate has given rise to “superbugs” that resist some — or, increasingly, all — of the antibiotics that were hailed as miracle drugs in the last century, creating one of the biggest threats to global health, food security and development today, according to the World Health Organization.
Nancy stared at her son’s legs. She should have been tending to dinner. Instead, she was trying to think of ways to smash one of his legs. Maybe the left one, since Kyle was right-side dominant? For days, she’d been wrestling with this idea, even going into the front closet one night to examine a baseball bat leaning against the wall. If she ruined just one of her son’s legs, Kyle would be furious with her, maybe wouldn’t talk to her for years. But, she believed he would forgive her eventually. If she ruined just one of his legs, he couldn’t be deployed to Iraq for his third tour.
A new national survey is offering hope for American kids waiting to be adopted: More people than ever are becoming parents in nonbiological ways, according to a new report.
Trump held a “major briefing” at his private golf club to discuss how to properly combat the crisis and “keep youth from going down this deadly path.”
New Hampshire lawmakers lashed back Thursday in response to derisive leaked comments in which President Trump referred to their state as a “drug-infested den."
There are about 20,000 ob-gyns in the U.S., but nearly half of U.S. counties lack an ob-gyns, according to the American College of Nurse- Midwives. The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) projects the U.S. could face a shortage of up to 8,000 ob-gyns by 2020 and 22,000 by 2050.
Wanting to broaden their learning about refugees, a group of Colorado students began exchanging mail with kids living in a Kenyan camp.
Experts warn that infectious diseases will be much harder to contain as the U.S. cuts foreign health aid, and that Americans will be affected.
“No way I’m overdosing,” Officer Chris Green of East Liverpool, Ohio, thought as the strange sensation moved through his body. Green had just returned to his police station after a traffic stop. He had worn gloves and a mask while searching the inside of a vehicle covered in white powder, but when he brushed residue off his shirt with his bare hand an hour later, he fell down and “started talking weird,” he told the Morning Journal. “I slowly felt my body shutting down. I could hear them talking, but I couldn’t respond. I was in total shock.”
Florida Gov. Rick Scott holds a press conference. Opioid addiction is a medical epidemic, a law-enforcement crisis and now officially an emergency in two states whose governors are taking steps to increase funding to fight it. Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency, allotting $27 million in funds for prevention and treatment services for opioid addiction.
As the U.S. government and health care providers grapple with the exploding rates of opioid abuse across the country, the Clinton Foundation has expanded its partnership with Adapt Pharma, maker of Narcan nasal spray, by donating 40,000 doses of the opioid overdose reversal drug to colleges and universities throughout the United States. Narcan, a brand of the generic drug naloxone, is used for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose.
Sally Schindel no podía recordar la última vez que había estado bajo la lluvia durante tanto tiempo. Aquel día caía una lluvia copiosa bastante rara en medio del desierto de Arizona.
Sally Schindel sits in front of a painting of her son Andrew Zorn, who took his own life after saying he became addicted to marijuana. Sally Schindel couldn’t remember the last time she’d stood in the rain so long. Police had prohibited Schindel from going into the house where her son, Andy, lived, so she waited for hours in the driveway, alongside officers and a court-ordered psychiatrist, pleading with them to allow her to go inside and ensure that her 31-year-old son was OK.
“How does heroin work with these beautiful lakes and trees?” then–presidential candidate Donald Trump asked during a campaign stop in New Hampshire in September 2016. Experts say Trump was accurate in his observation. The rippling White Mountains and sparkling blue lakes of New Hampshire offer a stark contrast to the ravages of a heroin epidemic that has torn through the state’s quintessential small towns, with the “Live Free or Die” state landing at the forefront of the crisis.