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Tonsillectomy Troubles: Coal Stoves and Secondhand Smoke

In many places around the world, people use coal-burning stoves to cook and stay warm. These stoves release a gas, also found in tobacco smoke, that might lead to issues after kids get their tonsils removed.

Some Antidepressants Led to Less Weight Gain

Taking any medication means potentially experiencing its possible side effects. Concern about antidepressants' side effects may prevent some individuals from taking them.

The Depression that May Add Pounds

When most people think of major depression, they probably don't realize there are different types. But there are, and certain types can affect other health concerns.

Rising Blood Pressure, Declining Memory

High blood pressure is tied to greater risks of stroke and heart attack. But high blood pressure also may affect people in areas that may not seem so obvious, including their mental capabilities.

Single Gene Doubled Risk of Lung Cancer

After decades of public health initiatives, it’s no secret that smoking is bad for your health and can ultimately cause lung cancer.

Child Maltreatment Rates High

It is estimated that about 1 percent of all children experience maltreatment each year. But the figures for maltreatment throughout childhood may be much higher.

E-Cigs Increased Urge to Light Up Tobacco Cigarettes

Decades of research suggest that if a smoker watches someone else light up a cigarette, it will likely increase the smoker’s urge to light up themselves. Seeing someone use an electronic cigarette may have the same effect.

Negative Outlook May Prompt Dementia

A person’s outlook on life and on other people can affect their mental and physical health.  A negative outlook may be linked to dementia, which is a bigger problem among older people than younger ones.

Dealing with the Boston Bombing's Aftershocks

The Boston Marathon bombing led to a large-scale manhunt rarely seen in the US. Hundreds of families were required to shelter in place while it continued.

E-Cigs on the Airwaves

One of the reasons cigarette TV commercials left the airwaves was their market appeal to youth. It's unclear whether that may be the fate of e-cigarettes as well.