Today's Health News

Longer Prescriptions Make Opioid Abuse More Likely: Study

Doctors should prescribe for the minimum numbers of days, researchers say

Could Common Vitamin Supplements Raise Lung Cancer Risk?

Increased odds only seemed to affect men or male smokers, study suggests

More Evidence Contact Sports Can Affect the Brain

Some changes in structure, chemistry seen in college athletes who take hits during play

Cutting Carbs and Calories at Lunch

Smart ways to rethink your brown bag

Doctor-Patient Dialogue May Boost Use of Blood Pressure Drugs

Physicians in poor neighborhoods should ask about employment, relationships, study says

New Cholesterol Drugs Vastly Overpriced, Study Contends

But drug maker, heart experts question methodology of analysis

Did You Damage Your Eyes Viewing the Eclipse?

Experts say cases always arise after these events, and here's how to tell if you were affected

Many Prescribed Opioids Even After Overdose

Few receive anti-addiction medications after hospital discharge, researchers find

Dementia Care: A Huge Financial Burden for U.S. Families

Annual costs may top $320,000, study estimates

Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears

Most rely on family members to provide that support, researchers say

Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines

Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates

He Complains She Shops Too Much -- And Marriage Suffers

Study finds one spouse's views on the other's spending can bring conflict that undermines relationship

Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults

Meanwhile, popular kids may end up with more anxiety later, study suggests

Meditation's Soothing Effects

3 easy ways to explore this mind-body technique

Are Depressed Teens Prone to Violence?

Study findings underscore need for early treatment, researcher says

A Shot of Caffeine May Speed Wake-Up After Anesthesia

In animal studies, caffeine injections shortened recovery time

Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse

Wearing eye protection is essential, vision experts warn

Having Same-Sex Parents Won't Affect Kids' Gender Identity: Study

Research showed no differences from children raised by heterosexual couples