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Heavy drinking can harm the ageing brain

A study found that older people who were heavy drinkers had lower scores on tests of so-called cognitive function – worse learning skills, memory and motor function.

Overdose epidemic from fentanyl in US

Illegally made versions of the drug fentanyl is responsible for a large increase of overdose deaths in the US. It can kill users by shutting down their respiratory system.

Painkiller misuse in US doubles in decade

According to the US National Institute on Drug Abuse the increasing misuse of prescription opioid pain relievers poses a myriad of serious public health consequences.

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