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The U.S. Defense Department’s Southern Command (Southcom) has begun to test an unmanned air vehicle (UAV), or drone, for use in detecting and intercepting boats

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The U.S. could face a wave of addiction and mental-health problems among returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars greater than that resulting from

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Michigan’s recent enactment of medical-marijuana legislation is unlikely to prompt similar action in Ohio, at least in the near-term, the Toledo Blade reported June 1.

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A new report from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) found that North Carolina residents received $89 in benefits for every $1 that foundations invested

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The New Jersey Senate is considering legislation that would shield minors from prosecution if they call the police for help when friends need medical attention

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The American Lung Association says that few U.S. states took substantive action in 2008 to reduce tobacco use and prevent smoking-related deaths. In its annual

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Abstinence from alcohol has a more profound effect on survival rates than the degree of cirrhosis among patients with alcohol-related liver disease, according to researchers

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Researchers say that the effect of nicotine on brain activity may exacerbate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among smokers, and that alcohol, tobacco and other drug

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Nic Sheff has written a highly regarded book on addiction but is still waging a very public battle with relapse, CNN reported April 16. Sheff’s

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Some drug-prevention groups are shifting their message to students based on current events, equating smoking marijuana to supporting Mexico’s violent drug cartels, the Wall Street

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