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Craving a Fast Food Fix?
Highly processed foods are formulated for maximum appeal, and colorful ads keep people coming back for more. This can lead to addiction.
Minty-fresh flavored vaping products are deceptive. They may feel like they are easier on your lungs, but the opposite appears to be true.
The Making of a Junk Food Junkie
Eating foods that are high in fat and sugar -- fries, soda, chips -- change the pleasure center of the brain, leaving you craving more.
The Cannabis-Alcohol Connection
When recreational cannabis becomes legal, it appears to be accompanied by a rise in alcohol use, particularly among young men.
Quitters Can Still Be Winners
Former smokers who largely follow healthy lifestyle recommendations live longer --regardless of how much they smoked in the past.
A Heart Medication Appears to Help Reduce Alcohol Use
A drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems also reduced Veterans' alcohol consumption. Is it a treatment for alcoholism?
Ultra-Processed “Gateway” Foods
Foods like potato chips and packaged pastries are habit-forming and can lead teens to eat more foods with lots of salt, sugar and fats.
Are You Addicted to the News?
Being constantly connected to the news cycle can affect mental and physical well-being. Yet some people still find it hard to turn away.
Tracking the Effects of Legal Cannabis on Teens' Use
More people, including teens, started using recreational cannabis when it became legal. But for teens, it can raise certain health risks.
Cannabis Vaping On the Rise in Teens
More and more kids are vaping pot. It's easy to try and to hide. Knowing the patterns associated with picking it up can help curb its use.
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