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Serious Stress May Lead People to Turn to Tobacco

Tobacco use remains one of the most preventable causes of illness and death in the United States each year. It seems that some adults may be driven to using tobacco by serious stress.

Women with Chronic Illness More Likely to Use Mental Health Care

Ongoing illness can burden the mind as it also takes a toll on the body. Counseling and other therapies aimed at boosting a sick individual’s mental wellness is a common course of action for some, but not for all.

Insomnia Didn't Boost Blood Pressure

Sleep is an important aspect of maintaining good health. So people with insomnia may wonder how their problem affects their health. They may have one less health concern to worry about.

The Next Generation of Tobacco Users

Tobacco use among young adults is on the rise, with many of them using more than one type of tobacco product daily.

Teens Who Smoked Menthol Cigarettes Smoked More

The harmful health effects of smoking haven’t stopped some people from smoking. Teens are smoking, too, and some factors may increase smoking in teens.

Occupation, Education and Genes Predicted Mental Clarity

As people age, there are sometimes impacts on memory, communication and other mental faculties. But could choices we make throughout life ultimately delay the onset of those conditions?

Avoiding Tobacco After a Heart Attack: A Healthy Choice

After a heart attack, quitting smoking can be a life-saving health decision. Could quitting smokeless tobacco have the same effect?

Pesticide Exposure While Pregnant Linked to Autism

To date, there is still no known single cause of autism. But recent research may have uncovered a new potential player in the development of the condition.

Treating Toddlers with ADHD: Lacking Guidance

There are guidelines for treating children 4 years of age and older for ADHD, but no such guidelines exist for younger children. That lack of guidance hasn’t prevented the treatment of thousands of toddlers for ADHD.

Warnings About Suicide and Antidepressant Use Backfired

In 2003, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued several warnings about a possible increased risk of suicide among young people who were prescribed antidepressants. However, these warnings may have had the opposite effect than intended.