Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Neanderthal DNA has a subtle but significant impact on modern human health, including nicotine addiction, depression and blood clotting, a new study suggests.

Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the potential risks to their baby's health, roughly one in 10 women smoke in the three months before getting pregnant, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- National smoking bans appear to be reducing the health harms caused by secondhand smoke, especially heart disease.

Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People using flavored e-cigarettes, particularly ones that taste like cherry, are likely inhaling a chemical that can irritate their airways, a new study suggests.

Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger Smokers

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although fewer Americans are smoking, the rates of psychiatric disorders among those who do -- particularly more recent smokers -- are on the rise, a new study suggests.

Appalachia Cancer Rates Higher Than Average, But Shrinking

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer rates in Appalachia remain higher than in other parts of the United States, but that gap is shrinking, a new study shows.

Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer who continue to smoke cigarettes are less likely to survive than those who never smoked or those who quit, new research finds.

Teens Who 'Vape' May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, Too

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to switch to real cigarettes within a year, a new study suggests.

No Clear Winner Seen Among Stop-Smoking Aids in Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to quit smoking, using the nicotine patch, the drug Chantix, or a combination of the patch and lozenges all appear to work equally well, researchers report.

Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at Risk

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hookah bar employees are at risk for exposure to secondhand smoke, a new study warns.