Veterans' Painkiller Abuse Can Raise Odds for Heroin Use

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Veterans who misuse narcotic painkillers may be at high risk for heroin use, a new study cautions.

TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents should take industry television ratings with a grain of salt, since they don't always reflect the true amount of violence, smoking and drinking in TV shows, a new study warns.

Fewer Cancer-Causing Chemicals in E-Cigs Than Regular Cigarettes: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes get the same levels of nicotine, but lower levels of toxins and cancer-causing chemicals, new research shows.

Smoking Bans in Affordable Housing Benefit All: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Making affordable housing smoke-free lowers residents' exposure to secondhand smoke and may even help smokers quit, a new study finds.

Who Drinks More -- Couples or Singles?

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who are married or live together drink less than single people, according to a new study.

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns that the stimulants used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might raise the risk of drug abuse, new research suggests the medications are linked with less risky behaviors in teens.

Unhealthy Habits May Cost Canadians 6 Years of Life

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Poor habits that take a toll on health are also costing Canadians an average of six fewer years of life, new research suggests.

U.S. College Kids Drink More, Smoke Less Than Others Their Age

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news on America's college kids: They smoke less than other young adults, but they drink more.

Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kicking the smoking habit doesn't only boost your health, it may also help you build a wider circle of friendships, a new study says.

Paying Smokers to Quit May Pay Off

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Money may help some smokers stub out their cigarettes for good, a new study suggests.