Opioids push death rate up among rural white women: Report

Though premature deaths in America have been steadily declining, the trend is almost the reverse among rural white women. According to a recent analysis by the Washington Post, the white women in the age group of 30-44, especially the ones living in rural areas, are dying 47-48 percent faster than 25 years ago, which has put them at an increased risk. Read more

Painkiller addicts gradually switch to heroin abuse: Study

Most of the people take prescription drugs only when recommended by a doctor. But more than 2 million people in the United States do not conform to this norm and use prescription painkillers for other purposes as well, says a 2015 report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Read more