Thousands of American kids, particularly in rural areas, are born addicted to heroin and powerful prescription painkillers or opioids because of prevalent drug abuse by pregnant women, according to a new study.
Widespread drug abuse by pregnant women make newborns addicted to heroin, opioids and potent prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday vetoed the so-called "heartbeat bill," a controversial measure that would have given the state the strictest abortion ban in the entire nation.
In a bid to prevent Texas from enacting a controversial rule that would require fetal remains to be buried or cremated after abortions or miscarriages, multiple abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit on Monday.
The increasing use of electronic-cigarettes (e-cigarettes) among teens across the United States has prompted the U.S. Surgeon General to call it a major health issue.
Amid the ongoing "National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week," Minnesota public health officials are urging everyone who has not received a flu shot yet this season to get vaccinated to avoid the contagious seasonal disease.
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