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Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix May Help Women Sooner Than Men

TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An effective prescription drug used to help people quit smoking initially helps women more than men, new research suggests.

Prescription Painkiller Abuse Rate Down, But Many Are Addicted: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of American adults who are abusing prescription narcotic painkillers has dipped slightly in the last decade, a new survey reveals.

Daily Glass of Wine May Boost Type 2 Diabetics' Heart Health

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of the day may help improve heart health and blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

Americans Concerned About Prescription Painkiller Addiction

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans are concerned about the abuse of narcotic painkillers, despite widespread use of these legal medications, new research suggests.

Risk of Bladder Cancer Rising for Workers in Many Industries

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite efforts by lawmakers and manufacturers to protect workers and provide safe working environments, the risk of bladder cancer is still rising in certain industries, a new study finds.

Cigarettes May Sabotage Alcoholics' Recovery

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking greatly increases recovering alcoholics' risk of relapse, a new study warns.

Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns with drug withdrawal syndrome are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital than those without the condition, a new study finds.

'Tweeners' Who Think Pot Is Cool More Likely to Drink and Drive Later: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Tweeners" who think marijuana is acceptable may be more likely to drive drunk or ride with a drunk driver when they reach high school, a new study suggests.

'Drugged Driving' on the Rise in U.S.

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are under the influence of drugs while they drive, even as drunk driving rates decline, new research shows.

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to secondhand smoke may lead to behavioral problems in children, a new study suggests.

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