Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds.

Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who have experienced a traumatic brain injury are much more likely to engage in a wide range of risky behaviors, Canadian researchers report.

E-Cigarette Use Among Adult Nonsmokers Levels Off: CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that e-cigarette use by American adults who don't smoke has stalled.

Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette tax hikes and smoke-free policies have not only cut tobacco use in the United States, they may have led to a noticeable drop in alcohol consumption, according to a new study.

Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Five recommended health behaviors may prevent four out of five heart attacks in men, a new study suggests.

E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research raises doubts about the possible benefits of e-cigarettes for people with cancer.

More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Positive messages about the health benefits of quitting smoking may help some people kick the habit, a new study suggests.

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report.

Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming too much salt may more than double a smoker's risk of developing the painful inflammatory disease known as rheumatoid arthritis, a new study finds.

Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations.