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Fitness May Fight Adolescent Depression

Facing social pressures, body image issues and many other factors, middle school students sometimes experience depression. A fitness regimen may be one way to help.

Many Cancer Survivors Still Smoked

Smoking cigarettes is a proven cause of cancer and other medical conditions. But some people may continue to use tobacco even after they have had cancer.

Knowledge Gaps Found in E-Cig Safety

Electronic cigarettes are booming in popularity and sometimes touted as a helpful tool for quitting smoking. But, because they are relatively new, there is limited knowledge about their health effects.

Vitamin D May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Alzheimer's disease is often thought of as a part of aging, but it may not have to be. New research suggests a certain vitamin may help prevent the disease.

Depression Medicines May Affect Weight Gain

Antidepressants affect the moods of countless people with depression around the world. But they may also affect their waistlines.

Sleep Apnea, Cancer Not Linked in Recent Study

Previous research has suggested that low levels of blood oxygen associated with sleep apnea could prompt cancer development. But new research suggests that may not be the case.

Light Gaming Linked to Social Adjustment

In the past, video games have been associated with antisocial behavior. But a light amount of gaming may not damage kids' social adjustment.

Not All Health Care Providers Told Patients to Quit Smoking

A professional's advice — even if it's about something widely known — can carry a lot of weight. But some professionals may be missing chances to advise patients to quit smoking.

Major Review Shows E-Cigs Likely Less Harmful Than Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are a newer nicotine product, and the medical community is working to understand their effect on users’ health.

Alcohol Abuse Linked to Memory Loss

Alcohol has established medical links to liver damage, heart trouble and other conditions. But it could also eventually play a part in memory loss.