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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.
Addicted to Gaming?
The brains of some video gamers light up much the way the brains of alcoholics do when they see a glass of beer. Here's how to cut back.
Drinking Shrinks the Brain
Alcoholic beverages shrink the brain, and the damage goes up exponentially the more you drink. Both white and gray matter are reduced.
Drug Use and Kids’ Futures
It's not uncommon for kids to experiment with drugs in their teens. But what really matters to development is happens in their 20s.
E-Cigarettes: Bad to the Bone
E-cigarettes may be just as harmful as traditional cigarettes when it comes to bone health.
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