More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew,' CDC Finds

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes may be getting the message that cigarettes are bad for their health, but the same can't be said for smokeless tobacco, a new government report shows.

Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prisoners with mental and substance-use disorders are more likely to commit violent crimes after their release than other inmates, a new study reveals.

Needle-Exchange Program Curbed HIV Spread, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A needle-exchange program in Washington, D.C., has prevented hundreds of new HIV infections, a new study suggests.

Chewing Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 People Each Year: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While cigarette smoking is a known killer, many people don't realize that smokeless tobacco is linked to more than a quarter of a million deaths worldwide each year, British researchers report.

Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women with diabetes are much more likely to have a heart attack than those without the blood sugar disease, new research says.

Dentists Drill Patients for Drug Abuse Information

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Don't be surprised if your next dental checkup includes questions about illicit drug use.

Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People seem more likely to have atrial fibrillation as adults if they were exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke during childhood or while in the womb, new research suggests.

More College Kids Smoke Pot Now Than Cigarettes, Survey Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- On college campuses nationwide, daily cigarette smoking appears to be in steep decline while the rate of smoking pot each day climbs, well, higher.

U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. smoking rate continues to decline, with just over 15 percent of adults reporting they're current smokers, a new government survey reveals.

Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with chronic diseases such as asthma and juvenile arthritis have to manage their health carefully, yet many of them have had alcohol or smoked marijuana in the last year, a new study shows.