Alcohol, Obesity Could Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking plus being overweight may be a bad combo when it comes to risks for the two most common types of esophageal cancer, a new report warns.

Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Use of nicotine patches or the drug Zyban helps pregnant women quit smoking before and after they give birth, a new study says.

Is Pot Harder on the Heart Than Tobacco?

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot might harm your heart health and that of the people around you -- perhaps even more than cigarettes, a new animal study suggests.

E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Containers that hold liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes may not be labeled with the correct amount of nicotine, a new study says.

Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage athletes are less likely to abuse prescription painkillers than kids who don't play sports or exercise, a new study finds.

Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The hot flashes and night sweats of menopause don't play out the same for all women, new research shows.

Smoke Less, Drink Less?

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who try to give up tobacco drink less alcohol than other smokers, a new study suggests.

Pain Raises Risk of Opioid Addiction

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more pain they have, the more likely people are to become addicted to powerful prescription opioid painkillers, a new study suggests.

Coming to a Brew Near You: Calorie Counts, Carbs Info

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Calorie counts and carbs might be the last thing on your mind as you tip back a cold beer on a steamy summer evening. But that information and more will soon be easy to find, thanks to a new coalition of U.S. beer makers and importers.

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report.