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Preventing Dementia
Various lifestyle changes and health interventions might theoretically prevent up to a third of dementia cases, according to a new report.
Depressed? You May Find It Harder to Quit
Managing depression and trying to quit smoking at the same time can be a balancing act. But do depressed patients need additional support to quit?
How to Fight Depression After a Heart Attack
After a heart attack, taking care of your body is very important — and so is taking care of your mind.
Can Chantix Make a Comeback?
For many longtime smokers, quitting cold turkey is far from easy. But there may now be some good news for smokers looking to kick the habit.
These Factors May Raise Your Back Pain Risk
Lower back pain can be irritating at best and debilitating at worse. For some, simple lifestyle changes may make a huge difference.
Kicking the Habit and Being Happier For It
Smoking is clearly tied to negative physical health effects, but what about mental health? Researchers behind a new review set out to explore this topic.
Soothing Cigarette Habit Hard to Break
Many smokers will say that their habit soothes them, even if they are trying to quit. Depression is one problem from which some smokers are seeking relief.
Smoking is Bad for Bone Health
Osteoporosis is often regarded as a disease of old age. But the path to osteoporosis may start much earlier in life, especially for girls who smoke or show signs of depression.
Fewer Smokers… With a Few Exceptions
Americans are smoking less than they did in the early 1990s, thanks to a number of efforts. But there are still quite a few smokers among certain groups in the US.
Mixing Mental Health and Substance Use
If you're treating a teen for mental health, it's important to understand the big picture. The big picture includes how much they drink, smoke or use marijuana.