Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests.

Opioid Update: Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More bad news from the U.S. drug wars: Misuse of prescription opioid painkillers by American adults more than doubled from the early 2000s to 2013, a new government study says.

Drug Monitoring Programs Do Curb Overdose Deaths: Study

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drug monitoring programs appear to help reduce deaths from prescription painkillers called opioids, a new study finds.

Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans, CDC Says

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers in southern states can still find plenty of places to spread secondhand smoke to others, a new report finds.

Tighter Opioid Laws in U.S. Haven't Eased Misuse

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. laws designed to curb abuse of opioid painkillers haven't reduced misuse or overdoses by disabled Medicare beneficiaries, a new study suggests.

Parkinson's Rates Rising Among American Men

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of Parkinson's disease may be on the rise for U.S. men over the past three decades, and the trend could be tied to declines in smoking, a new study suggests.

Report Faulty Tobacco Products to FDA

SUNDAY, June 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your water pipe, e-cigarette, hookah or smokeless tobacco is defective or causing a health problem, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to hear from you.

Sleep Loses Out for Many Hooked on Video Games

FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Are video games like "Bloodborne," "Fallout" and "Call of Duty" worth losing sleep over? For plenty of gamers, the answer is yes.

Depression Plagues Many With COPD

FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may raise the risk of depression among patients with the incurable respiratory illness, two new studies suggest.

Painkiller That Killed Prince Part of Dangerous Wave of New Synthetic Drugs

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The recent overdose death of rock legend Prince has brought renewed focus on the dangers posed by synthetic opioids -- laboratory-created narcotics tweaked by chemists to produce potentially lethal highs while skirting U.S. drug laws.