Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers' chances of quitting, according to new research.

U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- American children's use of stimulant medications is 30 percent higher during the school year than in the summer, a new study indicates.

ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot More Than Double, Report Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of visits to U.S. emergency rooms linked to synthetic pot -- also known as "K2" or "Spice" -- have more than doubled in recent years, U.S. officials reported Thursday.

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report.

Healthy Habits Might Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A few healthy habits could reduce your risk for colon cancer, according to a new study.

Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer can remain dormant for more than 20 years before suddenly becoming aggressive, a new study says.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who follow five healthy habits can cut their stroke risk in half, new research suggests.

Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco use in any form appears to be linked to an increased risk of infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), a virus that can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.

Addiction Treatment Key to Curbing Violence in Mentally Ill: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health professionals treating a substance abuser with a severe mental illness often aren't sure which problem to tackle first to reduce the risk of violence.

Drug Addiction Seen as 'Moral Failing,' Survey Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with drug addiction are much more likely to face stigma than those with mental illness because they're seen as having a "moral failing," according to a new survey.