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TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents should take industry television ratings with a grain of salt, since they don't always reflect the true amount of violence, smoking and drinking in TV shows, a new study warns.

Fewer Cancer-Causing Chemicals in E-Cigs Than Regular Cigarettes: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes get the same levels of nicotine, but lower levels of toxins and cancer-causing chemicals, new research shows.

Smoking Bans in Affordable Housing Benefit All: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Making affordable housing smoke-free lowers residents' exposure to secondhand smoke and may even help smokers quit, a new study finds.

Who Drinks More -- Couples or Singles?

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who are married or live together drink less than single people, according to a new study.

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns that the stimulants used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might raise the risk of drug abuse, new research suggests the medications are linked with less risky behaviors in teens.

Unhealthy Habits May Cost Canadians 6 Years of Life

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Poor habits that take a toll on health are also costing Canadians an average of six fewer years of life, new research suggests.

Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kicking the smoking habit doesn't only boost your health, it may also help you build a wider circle of friendships, a new study says.

U.S. College Kids Drink More, Smoke Less Than Others Their Age

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news on America's college kids: They smoke less than other young adults, but they drink more.

Paying Smokers to Quit May Pay Off

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Money may help some smokers stub out their cigarettes for good, a new study suggests.

This Key Neighborhood Factor May Help Smokers Quit

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The inconvenience of having to walk farther to the nearest cigarette vendor might be enough to help smokers quit, a new study suggests.

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