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Wider Use of Naloxone Could Cut Deaths From Drug Overdoses: CDC

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Allowing more emergency medical service (EMS) workers to administer the prescription drug naloxone could reduce the number of overdose deaths caused by opioid drugs, U.S. health officials said Friday.

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking cigars carries the same risk of death as smoking cigarettes, a new review finds.

Moderate Drinking May Be Less Beneficial for Blacks

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate drinking appears to offer greater health benefits to whites than to blacks, a new study suggests.

Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of heroin use in the United States have stabilized but are still high, federal officials reported Thursday.

Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes, Doctors' Group Says

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes, a prominent physicians' organization says.

Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors are about 50 percent more likely to quit smoking two years after their diagnosis than smokers without cancer, a new study found.

'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Narcotic painkillers that have features that make them hard to abuse may be linked to a drop in both the number of prescriptions and overdoses of these drugs, a new study finds.

Combat Deployment Just One Factor That May Cause Smoking

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Combat experience is one of the factors that increases the risk that U.S. soldiers will start smoking, a new study suggests.

E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While some proponents of "vaping" claim that smokers who try e-cigarettes may use them as a bridge to quitting smoking, a new study finds that the opposite may true.

E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes are booming among U.S. teens, with nearly 2.5 million middle and high school students now choosing to "vape" rather than smoke traditional cigarettes or indulge in other forms of tobacco, federal health officials reported Thursday.


 


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