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HealthDay News: Addictions

E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes are used by both smoking and nonsmoking teens, and are associated with drinking and other risky behaviors, a new study finds.

Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allowed occasional sips of alcohol are more likely to start drinking by the time they're in high school, a new study suggests.

U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.

CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday released a new round of graphic anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers living with the ravages of tobacco.

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The respiratory illness known as COPD takes a toll on mobility and employment, with a new report finding that nearly one-quarter of Americans with the condition are unable to work.

3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts.

Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Students at schools that impose suspensions for marijuana use are more likely to smoke pot than those at schools without a suspension policy, a new study finds.

Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests.

Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn't.


 


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