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Smokers Unleash Harms on Their Pets

SUNDAY, Jan. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Secondhand smoke not only harms people, it also poses a danger to dogs, cats and other pets, a veterinarian warns.

Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans with mental illness and substance abuse disorders got health insurance after the Affordable Care Act was introduced, a new study shows.

Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Over a decade, there was a nearly fivefold increase in the number of babies born each year to American women who have used opioids, a federal government report says.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 119,000 children worldwide are born each year with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a new report finds.

James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Being a secret agent is risky enough without adding cigarette smoking to the mix. So it's good news that James Bond seems to have kicked the health-harming habit about 15 years ago, a new study says.

Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly six in 10 Americans with severe mental illness smoke, and a new study suggests that many of them want to quit.

Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to addictive drugs in the womb may be more likely to perform poorly in school, Australian researchers report.

Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke

FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of e-cigarette called a vape pen can trigger the urge to smoke among young adults as much as seeing someone smoke cigarettes, a new study contends.

Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC

THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who live in rural areas have a higher risk of death from five leading causes than people who live in urban locations, a federal study reveals.

Tobacco Use Costs World 6 Million Lives, $1 Trillion Annually: Report

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking kills about 6 million people a year, and costs the world more than $1 trillion a year in health care expenses and lost productivity, a new report says.

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