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The Power of New Year's Resolutions
Don't give up yet. Those healthy New Year's resolutions may help you reduce your cancer risk, according to the authors of a new study.
Teens and Substance Use
There's good news and bad news about how adolescents in the United States are using substances like nicotine, marijuana and opioids.
Performance-Enhancing Drugs Potentially Mislabeled
Performance-enhancing drugs sold online could come with inaccurate labels, according to a new study.
A New Device to Help with Opioid Withdrawal
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of the first device meant to help reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms.
E-Cigs May Be a Gateway to Tobacco
Electronic cigarette use in high school may lead to tobacco cigarette use later on, according to a new study.
Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
The Threat of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) may be relatively common, according to a new study.
The Burden of Opioid Misuse
A large portion of people who used opioids reported misusing them, according to a new study.
Preventing Dementia
Various lifestyle changes and health interventions might theoretically prevent up to a third of dementia cases, according to a new report.
A Missed Opportunity After a Heart Attack
Many heart attack survivors may be missing out on an opportunity to quit smoking after they leave the hospital, a new study found.