Tried to Quit But Still Smoking? Help's On the Way

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to kicking the smoking habit, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Often, Opioid Abuse Becomes a Family Affair

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid addiction often starts in the family medicine cabinet, a new study warns.

U.S. Courts, Jails Could Be Key Players in Curbing Opioid Abuse

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just 5 percent of people referred for opioid addiction treatment by the U.S. criminal justice system receive the best treatment, a new study finds.

Health Tip: 11 Harmful Effects of Smoking

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone knows that smoking is dangerous, increasing the risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease and stroke.

Chronic Pain Common Among Those Who OD on Opioids

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than 60 percent of opioid overdose deaths involve people who suffer from chronic pain, a new analysis reveals.

Pot May Alter Brain Function of Some With HIV

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Using marijuana when you have HIV could lead to problems with brain function if you also abuse alcohol or drugs, a new study finds.

Medicaid Tied to Better Addiction Treatment in Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy and opioid addiction are an all-too-common problem in the United States. And where you live may affect your treatment.

The Booze You Choose Can Sway Your Mood

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The booze you choose can frequently steer your mood, according to a new global survey.

Teens' Painkiller Misuse Linked to Dating Violence

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who abuse prescription drugs, like opioid painkillers, are prone to initiating or being victims of dating violence, a new study finds.

Obamacare May Have Helped More Americans Quit Smoking

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in low-income adults who quit smoking than did states that did not expand Medicaid, a new study found.