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At the same time, marijuana use has held steady as it remains more popular than cigarettes and, in a piece of good news, misuse of opioid painkillers like OxyContin has actually dropped among adolescents.

Family meals yield multiple physical and mental health benefits, according to the long-term Canadian study.

The British researchers pointed out that some studies have suggested that pets can improve psychological health, perhaps by easing loneliness or providing companionship.

Fewer women with early stage breast cancer are turning to chemotherapy to fight their disease, a new study finds.

Norwegian researchers examined the aftermath of a 2011 terrorist attack on a summer camp in Norway that left 69 people dead and 33 severely wounded. Most of the dead were teenagers.

Dzierzek was a regular user of tanning beds in her youth. She was diagnosed with skin cancer at age 21.

Newborn babies face a greater risk of health problems if they live close to a "fracking" site, a new large-scale study contends.

A new study found a small increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect if Ritalin/Concerta  (methylphenidate) was taken by the mother-to-be.

The common spice, found in many Indian dishes, has properties that can help fight cancer and inflammation, researchers say.

When patients received a non-opioid medication called gabapentin before and after surgery, the need for continued opioid painkillers was reduced by 24 percent, said researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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