E-Cigarettes Might Not Help Smokers Quit

Some have suggested that e-cigarettes can be a beneficial tool for smokers trying to cut back on their tobacco habit, but evidence may be lacking for these claims.

Violent Video Game Play Increased Aggression

More than 90 percent of youth in America play video games. Many of these games are violent and contain mature themes. Are they changing the way children and teenagers think about aggression?

Traffic Deaths Tied to Alcohol May Be Underreported

The dangers of drunk driving are widely known. But are statistics about deaths from this dangerous activity accurate?

Exposure to Tobacco Smoke May Contribute to Allergies

More than a third of children in the United States live with a tobacco smoker, and allergic diseases are becoming increasingly common among children. Could there be a connection?

Weighing the Risk of Breast Cancer from Smoking

Smoking increases the risk of getting many kinds of cancers. In the case of breast cancer, smoking combined with other factors can make that risk much greater.

Unclear if Behaviorial Interventions Can Curb Teen Drug Use

About one out of 10 teenagers uses illegal drugs or pharmaceutical medications for nonmedical purposes. And health professionals aren't sure what the solution to this public health problem is.

Hormone may Help Anorexia Patients' Perceptions

People with eating disorders often have social difficulties, as well. One hormone may improve how people with anorexia perceive the world around them. 

Critical Illness Linked to Psychiatric Diagnosis

Doctors need to understand their patients' complete health history in order to treat them correctly. In patients with life-threatening conditions, even mental health history could be essential to ensuring a positive outcome.

Connecting the Dots with Media and Well-Being

Limiting children's use of television is already one recommendation that pediatricians emphasize to parents. But what might it mean if kids use too much TV, computers or video games?

Trouble Breathing Linked to Trouble Thinking for Seniors

For seniors, having difficulty breathing could be a sign that other medical problems are on the horizon — problems like a decline in memory and thinking abilities.