Rates of marijuana use among pregnant women and nonpregnant, reproductive-age women increased from 2002 to 2014, according to a new study. Past-month pot use among pregnant women, which may lead to poor offspring health, jumped 62 percent.
Drug overdoses in the US increased by 23 percent from 2010 to 2014 and have doubled since 2000, according to a new study released by the National Center for Health Statistics. Heroin accounted for about 25 percent of all overdose deaths in 2014.
The US surgeon general has raised alarm over the vulnerability of young people to the negative health effects of e-cigarettes in the fight against nicotine addiction. A new report challenges the view that vaping is less dangerous than smoking.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has suggested blocking a substance commonly used for dry cleaning due to its health risks. It is the first of 10 chemicals used in processes such as food production and construction that the agency may prohibit.
Non-discriminatory algorithms, programmable biology, and virtual reality (VR) systems that will offer hallucinations akin to LSD are what's in store over the next ten years, according to a group of Microsoft researchers.
Although the number of children in the US who are uninsured is at an all-time low, a quarter of children under the age of 18 "still experience severe barriers actually getting access to appropriate health care," according to a new study.