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.
On August 10, 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.
Most physicians are unaware of effective approaches to treat opioid addiction. Addiction medicine fellowships offer a new and effective way to save lives.
Synthetic opiates are a growing problem.
More and more baby boomers are getting hooked on oxycodone, vicodin and tramadol.
Anabolic steroids and nitrous oxide are on the up and up.
Some technologies can be used to manipulate mood. Drug research offers insights into their possible impact.
Social media is not a drug. Yes it can have negative effects, but it has positive effects too.
Drug deaths are rising faster than ever. How did we get here and what to do about it?
Amazon.com and others are eager to fill the skies with drones delivering packages at all hours. Convenient, yes, but it could transform – and not in a good way – our ability to make informed choices.