HealthDay News: Addictions
Substance Abuse Taxes the American Workplace
FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Substance abuse exacts a heavy toll on the American workplace, a new analysis shows.
Health Tip: Help Teens Say No to Drinking and Driving
(HealthDay News) -- Parents should set strict rules that prevent their kids from drinking and driving.
Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good
THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a drink each day may help protect a person's heart against disease, a large-scale study suggests.
Smoking Rates Drop After Global Tobacco Treaty
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After 180 countries agreed to a global tobacco control treaty in 2005, there was a 2.5 percent decrease in smoking worldwide during the next decade, a new study shows.
Do Energy Drinks + Booze = More Injuries?
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing caffeine-loaded energy drinks and booze could be a recipe for trouble. That's the word from a new study that says the popular party duo ups the odds someone will get hurt.
Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. kids who overdose on prescription painkillers each year may be declining -- but the incidents remain a major public health problem, new research says.
Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans' Suicide Risk: Study
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans with substance abuse problems have a higher risk of suicide than veterans who don't, new research suggests.
Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days
THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors who limit the supply of opioids they prescribe to three days or less may help patients avoid the dangers of dependence and addiction, a new study suggests.
Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study
THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking before knee or hip replacement surgery may cut the risk of complications after surgery, a new study suggests.
Most Women Stop Drinking After Positive Pregnancy Test, Study Finds
THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When they learn they're pregnant, most American women stop drinking alcohol, a new study shows.
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