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Hip-Hop Loaded With Pot, Cigarette References

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hip-hop music videos are rife with use of marijuana, e-cigarettes and traditional smokes, perhaps enticing young viewers to light up, researchers say.

Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op Pain

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a flood of news reports on the opioid crisis, many people still want the potentially addictive painkillers after surgery, a new survey suggests.

Death Rates for Young Americans Drop, But Still Too High

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While death rates among infants, teens and young adults in the United States have dropped in recent decades, they're still higher than in other developed countries, a new study finds.

Sleepy Teens More Prone to Drug Use, Suicide Attempts

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High school students who get too little sleep are more likely than others to use drugs, drink alcohol or attempt suicide, U.S. researchers warn.

Moms Who Smoked as Teens More Likely to Deliver Smaller Babies

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's risk of having a baby with a low birth weight is higher if she starts smoking in her teens, a new study suggests.

U.S. Murder, Suicide Rates Climbing Again

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After a period of steady decline, homicides and suicides are on the rise again in America, new statistics show.

Beach, Boating and Booze Add Up to Summer Injuries

SATURDAY, June 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You'd better think twice before taking booze to the beach or out on a boat. Alcohol increases the risk of injury and death in and on the water, safety experts warn.

Low-Nicotine E-Cigs May Raise Toxin Risks

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ex-smokers who use low-nicotine liquid in electronic cigarettes breathe more deeply and more often when using the devices than those who use high-nicotine liquid, a small British study suggests.

Sex, Drugs Hold Less Allure for Today's High Schoolers

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Today's teens are a much tamer lot, a new U.S. government survey finds.

Binge Drinking: A Hazard for Teen Bones?

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls who regularly toss back four or five alcoholic drinks may be setting themselves up for a lifetime of lower bone density, new research suggests.