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February 13, 2015
Moderate consumption of alcohol confers little to no health benefit for most people, a new analysis of almost 53,000 adults finds. The researchers said previous studies that found light alcohol consumption could benefit...
February 13, 2015
The number of Americans who die from smoking-related diseases is significantly higher than previously estimated, according to a new study. The researchers say 60,000 additional deaths annually should be added to the...
February 13, 2015
The nation’s campaign to combat drunk driving continues to make our roads safer, but use of marijuana and prescription drugs is increasingly prominent on the highways, creating new safety questions, according to a pair...
February 6, 2015
A new study finds some children and teens are using more than one type of tobacco product, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, smokeless tobacco and pipes. The study of almost 25,000 young people ages 9...
February 6, 2015
The share of American nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke fell by half since 2000, from 53 percent to 25 percent, according to a new government report.
February 6, 2015
A new study of how cocaine affects the brain may help explain why people who use the drug make many destructive decisions, according to the Los Angeles Times.
January 27, 2015
Smokers burn through an average of $1.4 million in personal costs, a new study concludes. The figure includes spending on cigarettes, medical costs and lower wages brought on by smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke...
January 27, 2015
Most states are failing to curb tobacco use, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. Only Alaska and North Dakota are funding their state tobacco prevention programs at levels recommended by the...
January 27, 2015
Vapor produced by e-cigarettes can contain formaldehyde at levels five to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes, a new study finds. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, NPR reports.
January 27, 2015
Almost one-third of women of childbearing age had an opioid painkiller prescription filled each year from 2008 to 2012, according to a new government study. These drugs can increase the risk for birth defects, The New...

 

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