MENTALHEALTH:
When Is an Opioid Safe to Take?: Doctors say it can treat intense pain, but patients should stay on the drug for shortest time possible
Boozing Can Age You Right Down to Your Cells: DNA studies reveal alcoholics have shorter telomeres, key markers of aging and overall health
Risky Behavior Triggers Vicious Cycle for Vets With PTSD: Report finds reckless acts a symptom of disorder, and they increase the odds of another traumatic experience
Fewer U.S. Kids Binge Drinking: But 1 in 7 still had excess alcohol at least once in past month, study finds
Regular Sleep Makes for Happier College Students: When erratic snoozers improve shut-eye habits, they feel better, study finds
Need Braces? Say Goodbye to 'Metal-Mouth' Taunts: Teeth can be straightened with a variety of options now, and some of them are even clear
Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors: Study found they face health risks from continued exposure
When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?: Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report
OCD May Be Linked to Inflammation in the Brain: Study: Breakthrough could spur better treatments for anxiety disorder, researchers say
Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke: International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs
Suicide Risk Especially High for U.S. Farmers: Other occupations have lower rates, study says
Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids: Study finds they are also more apt to get higher doses of the highly addictive painkillers
Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study: U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds
Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?: Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus
Cocaine, Other Drugs Detected in Carrie Fisher's System After Her Death: Actress died in December after cardiac arrest; experts say drug abuse can weaken the heart
Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk: Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests
Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort: Survey finds three-quarters think appearance is 'very important,' yet only 31 percent work out regularly
Opioid Abuse Jumps 6-Fold for U.S. Youth, Too Few Get Treated: Study: Many don't receive medications recommended to beat these dependencies, researchers say
Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine With That: Study found two-thirds of U.S. teens endorse such a move by states
With Climate Change, More Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike: Without interventions, three-quarters of planet's inhabitants will suffer, study suggests
Why Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation Are Good for You: Mind-body interventions reverse DNA reactions that cause stress, study suggests
Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report: It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says
Addicts Try to Avoid Deadly Fentanyl, But Many Tragically Fail: Potent synthetic opioid now responsible for more than half of overdose deaths, study suggests
Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer: Study: Skull and facial injuries much more likely without head protection
Give Dad the Gift of Health on Father's Day: Exercise with him, let him get some extra sleep, men's health expert says