Patients in 29 states rely on medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea, seizures and other ailments. But all that could change.
With studies from the past year exploring the relationship between smartphone use and mental health, sleep, learning and romance, a more nuanced portrait of the device has emerged.
Don't want to become a social network addict? Start by working out what your vulnerabilities are.
There are many people who are astonished to discover that their complete lack of ability to picture visual imagery is different from the norm.
Opioids kill an average of eight people every day in Canada. The federal government must officially declare this a 'public welfare emergency' and invest the funds critical to a humane response.
Budget cuts have consequences.
Ireland is the 'wild west' of gambling, with little regulation to protect people from the potential social harm. This needs to change.
Evaluating behavior using the elements of addiction can shed light on the president's – and anyone else's – tendencies to use social media.
High fructose corn syrup in food and drinks has long been linked to rising rates of child and teen obesity. New evidence suggests it increases the risks of opioid addiction and overdose too.
The Labour Party's promises are a start – but we need to go further. It's a public health crisis.
New research has analysed the effectiveness of ten Drug Recovery Wings piloted in British prisons.
Your guide to a public health crisis that's likely to get worse.
How can we fight the opioid epidemic? Redesign the drugs, rethink how we assess patients and mandate prescription monitoring.
Drug addiction isn't about bad habits, fear of withdrawal or a selfish search for pleasure. It's about the brain.
HIV, STIs and other dangerous infections are feeding off of the opioid epidemic, creating an even more complicated threat to public health.
The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies.
World Suicide Prevention Day draws attention to the rising tide of teenagers taking their own lives. "Toxic socialization" involving emotional and physical abuse in families is a major cause.
President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency. But we need to do a lot more to prevent this crisis from escalating even further.
A new study reveals the risks of vaping in non-smoking teenagers.
The number of people dying from opioid overdose continues to rise, in part because of cheap street drugs. Yet the price of a drug used to treat addiction is out of reach for many.