Got drugs? Want to get rid of them - safely? West Seneca Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are giving the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
A new device is being created with the help of a University at Buffalo professor that will track what you eat through sounds. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley tells us about a necklace that hears what you are eating and could be used to help in dieting.
WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley tells us about a necklace that hears what you are eating and could be used to help in dieting.
The North Park Theater was packed Thursday night for a town hall meeting on the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. The meeting was sponsored by Save the Michaels of the World, an organization formed to deal with the over-prescription of drugs following the death of 21-year-old Michael Israel.
Federal law enforcers hope a newly-released video documentary featuring real-life stories of opioid addiction will prove to be a powerful tool as Americans address the continuing public health and safety crisis.
More and more companies have introduced impact sensors to monitor hits suffered by athletes during games and practices. The technology usually focuses on concussions, but as The Innovation Trail's Sasha-Ann Simons reports, one company is gearing its gadget to look at other brain injuries, too.
Local health officials and law enforcers say the year 2016 is showing no signs of relief from opiate addiction. They're reporting a sharp rise in fatal overdoses in a short span of time, possibly about two dozen cases in a 10-day span.
Electronic cigarettes may expose users to a potentially harmful chemical. A research team led by Dr. Maciej Goniewicz, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, found that benzaldehyde, a food flavoring, can irritate the respiratory tract.
They say they best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That could explain why so many salesmen pitch products to clients over dinner and drinks. But what happens when that client is the person you trust with you and your family’s health? One Buffalo resident is shining some light on how pharmaceutical representatives feed your doctor and how it impacts drug sales.
The Erie County Legislature committee session on Thursday heard from a police officer, doctor and county health commissioner. Then, it heard from two moms who buried sons and a suburban teacher who has attended 15 wakes for former students.
After some early confusion on Thursday morning, including whether two local dispensaries would be open for business, New York State's medical marijuana program officially got underway. However, many hoping to access the highly-anticipated drug are still awaiting the required certification to receive it.
New cases of syphilis in Erie County have surged nearly fourfold over a five-year span. Local health officials say anonymous sexual encounters arranged online are fueling the spread of the sexually transmitted disease.
A source close to one of the two companies picked to dispense medical marijuana in the Buffalo area says the much-anticipated launch of the state's program is "imminent." Advocates concerned that the program will miss Tuesday's state-imposed deadline say patients have waited long enough.
More than 100 cities across the country have raised the legal purchasing age for tobacco to 21, and the entire state of Hawaii followed suit on New Year’s Day. Now, anti-smoking advocates in Western New York are hoping to see the same thing happen in the region’s Southern Tier.
There may be some big changes in the way you visit your doctor soon. Virtual health care technology that's being taught at the University at Buffalo could allow patients to receive checkups from the comfort of their own homes.
WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Dr. Tammy Austin-Ketch, a clinical professor at U.B.'s Nursing School, about the virtual health care program...