HealthDay News: Addictions
Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver Disease
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Just a few extra cups of coffee each month might help prevent the development of an autoimmune liver disease known as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a new study suggests.
College Women More Prone to Problem Drinking Than Men: Study
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- It comes as little surprise that college students sometimes binge drink, but new research shows that college women are more likely to drink unhealthy amounts of alcohol on a weekly basis than are college men.
Alcoholics Who Smoke May Face Early Brain Aging
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Alcoholics who smoke have more problems with memory, problem solving and quick thinking than those who are nonsmokers, researchers have found.
Control of Heart Risks May Vary Among Outpatient Practices
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Management of heart disease risk factors -- such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking -- varies significantly among outpatient practices in the United States, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Don't Smoke for a Better Smile
(HealthDay News) -- For people who smoke or are tempted to begin lighting up, consider what smoking can do to your smile.
Adult Children of Substance Abusers More Prone to Depression
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- The adult children of parents who were addicted to alcohol or drugs are at increased risk for depression, a new study finds.
Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Drop by for a visit or share the drive -- but please, no smoking.
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report.
No Drop in Teens' Use of 'Smokeless' Tobacco
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- About one in every 20 U.S. teens has used "smokeless" tobacco products such as chew or snuff, and that rate hasn't budged since 2000, a new report finds.
'Nonsmoking' Hotel Rooms May Not Fully Protect Guests
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- People who opt for nonsmoking rooms in hotels with a partial smoking ban are not fully protected from harmful exposure to so-called "thirdhand" smoke, according to a new study.
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