About 17 million adults and more than 850,000 adolescents had some problems with alcohol in the United States in 2012. Long-term alcohol misuse could harm your liver, stomach, cardiovascular system and bones, as well as your brain

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Among the many ways to combat a drug epidemic, an app competition is easily the strangest

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One researcher thinks the drugs of the future might come from the past: botanical treatments long overlooked by Western medicine

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The island of Vieques has some of the highest sickness rates in the Caribbean. Is the U.S. Navy responsible?

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This summer, several babies born in the US have been diagnosed with Zika-related microcephaly and one of them has died because of it. While we’re able to identify women and babies who test positive for the virus, there’s no definitive way to know whether these infants will have the developmental problems related to Zika

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Lead problems with the water in Flint, Mich., have prompted people across the country to ask whether they or their families have been exposed to the toxic metal in their drinking water, too

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We’re not doing enough to prevent mistakes that lead to unnecessary deaths

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Evidence is mounting that opioid pain medication may have played a role in the death of pop legend Prince. While the medical examiner hasn’t yet released the results of the autopsy and toxicology tests in this case, opioid overdose in middle age is all too common

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