More than 20 million Americans have died from smoking over the last 50 years, and health officials say teens today are even more vulnerable than ever before.
"Around 90 percent of people who smoke started before the age of 18,” said Jason Davis of Lane County Public Health.
A Eugene teen smoking during his lunch break at school says he started when he was 10 years old.
The health care overhaul's reach stretches far beyond the millions of uninsured Americans it is expected to help. It also could touch everything from the drug choices to doctor bills of people who have insurance through work.
Every year Google releases its most searched terms, and this year they have “exercise” as a category. So in this column and the following one I’m going to explore five workouts: the “Insanity Workout,” “CrossFit,” “Ab Workouts,” “7-Minute Workout” and “Kettlebell Workouts.”
Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they've been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests.
Health officials are reporting a drop in the rate of new lung cancer cases.
Makers of a weight loss additive called Sensa will return more than $26 million to consumers to settle federal charges that the company used deceptive advertising claiming that consumers could lose weight by simply sprinkling the powder on their food.
The Food and Drug Administration approved 27 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2013, down from 39 new medications in 2012, which was a 15-year high.
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease - the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.
When youngsters continually struggle to fall asleep at night, new research suggests maybe their body clock doesn't match their bedtime.
Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer's disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade with their caregivers, in a swimming pool ringed by palm trees and wind chimes. Susanna Kuratli, once a painter of delicate oils, swims a lap and smiles.
Sure your liver or kidney could save someone's life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ donor may get more complicated than just checking a box on your driver's license.
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With its troubled health insurance exchange portal still not working, Cover Oregon says it has suspended its optimistic, feel-good advertising campaign after spending more than $8 million on it this year.
The government is preparing to regulate the new field of hand and face transplants like it does standard organ transplants, giving more Americans who are disabled or disfigured by injury, illness or combat a chance at this radical kind of reconstruction.
'Tis the season - for heart attacks? Not to dampen any spirits, but studies show heart troubles spike this time of year. It's not just a Western phenomenon; recent research in China found the same thing.