Health News

To Keep Your Kids from Smoking, Kick the Habit Yourself
Peer pressure is a concern for many parents when it comes to cigarettes. But new evidence suggests that parents' smoking habits may be a key factor, too.
Global Health Affected by Unhealthy Habits
Many of the deaths that occur around the world today may be preventable.
Young Athletes Smoking Less, Chewing More
Many young athletes still use tobacco, but they may not be smoking it as much as they once did.
How E-Cigs Could Be a Gateway
Some say electronic cigarettes may be less harmful than conventional cigarettes. But they may have serious health consequences among teens.
Bypass Surgery and Booze May Not Mix
Women who have undergone gastric bypass surgery may want to be careful with that glass of celebratory champagne.
5 Lifestyle Factors Linked to Less Heart Failure
Your day-to-day activities just may halve your risk for heart failure.
Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the US, but watching for certain risk factors may help give your heart a chance.
Trauma Tough on Women’s Hearts
Traumatic events — such as assault and natural disasters — may exact more than just an emotional toll on many women.
Living up to Your Potential Life Span
No one lives forever. But you may be able to increase your life span.
Smoking Might Be Even More Dangerous Than You Think
There are countless reasons to quit smoking. And new data may add 12 more reasons to the list.