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Depression in Cancer Patients Went Untreated

Many cancer patients face depression, and they often aren't treated for it. But a new approach could transform their care.

Parents' Actions May Influence Age Children Try Alcohol

Past research has found that around two-thirds of US teens will drink alcohol by age 18. New research looks at reasons why kids start drinking in the first place.

WHO Calls for Regulations on E-Cigarettes

In the ongoing debate about electronic cigarettes, some experts welcome the products as a way to reduce tobacco smoking. Other experts, however, believe that e-cigarettes may work against efforts to reduce smoking. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) is weighing in.

Teens May Be Trying E-Cigarettes First

Urging teens not to smoke has long been a concern for many parents, health experts and educators. Now, there may be a new factor in the struggle: e-cigarettes.

Strict Control of E-Cigarettes Recommended

E-cigarettes are often sold as a healthier alternative to cigarettes. The American Heart Association, however, has warned that their use could lead to nicotine addiction and traditional smoking.

Sleepy Teens Could Face Serious Health Problems

Staying up late, watching TV at night and drinking coffee may not seem like dangerous activities, but they can seriously harm adolescents' health.

New Review Advocates for More Counseling to Help Smokers Quit

Finding the best way to quit smoking is not easy. But several treatments were associated with high quitting rates in a recent study.

Singing May Enhance Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Therapy

Lullabies are a quick and simple way to comfort newborn babies. And they may also enhance the benefits of skin-to-skin therapy.

Staying Fit to Stay Sharp

Being obese in middle age can cause immediate health problems. But it may also affect brain health in the decades to come.

Meds Plus Therapy Helped With Depression

The most common treatment for depression is prescription antidepressants. But a more effective treatment could be to combine the medicine with therapy sessions, a new study suggests.