HealthDay News: Addictions
Oktoberfest Study Links Boozing to Heart Woes
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking heavily over a short period of time can significantly boost the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm, even in healthy people, new German research suggests.
Higher Illicit Pot Use in States That OK Medical Marijuana: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An unintended byproduct of medical marijuana laws could be a sharper increase in illicit pot use, a new U.S. study reports.
Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- America's prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.
The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable
MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More bad news for plus-sized Americans: Obesity is the leading cause of preventable life-years lost in the nation, a new study finds.
White Wine May Do No Favors for a Woman's Skin
THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could that glass of Chardonnay affect the condition of your skin?
For the Young, Cigarettes Go Better With Booze Than Pot
WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- At parties across America, young adult smokers are more likely to pair cigarettes with alcohol than with a "joint."
Kids Can Pick Up Nicotine on Their Hands
THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone's heard about the dangers of secondhand smoke. Now, researchers say children can pick up nicotine on their hands "thirdhand."
Many Opioid Addictions Surface After Surgery, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some surgery patients prescribed opioids for post-operative pain relief may face a high risk for developing a long-term opioid addiction, new research warns.
Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Eye Dangers
MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For decades, use of the inhaled, legal high known as "poppers" has been common in dance clubs. But new research suggests the drug might pose a danger to club-goers' vision.
More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study
MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes are typically associated with the elderly, but new research suggests that strokes are increasingly happening to Americans under 65.
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