Health News

The Jury is in on Smoking During Pregnancy
The opinions keep flowing in. If a woman cares about the health of her newborn, she has no choice but to quit smoking. A comprehensive review dispels any remaining myth that smoking during pregnancy is harmless.
Never Too Late to Quit Smoking for Baby
Nicotine addiction is one of the toughest habits to kick. Expecting moms have an added incentive: their newborn's health. For your baby, quitting early in pregnancy is almost as good as being a non-smoker.
The Brighter Side of Liquid Courage
Alcohol has been called “liquid courage.” This perceived benefit may outweigh all the real negative side effects for regular drinkers. Researchers are now tapping into the reason why.
Internet Addiction Causing Depression & Sleeplessness
It's no surprise that college students spend an extensive amount of time online. But often that internet use becomes pathological and even addictive.
Chantix Linked to 72% Increase in Heart Problems
Cigarette smokers may be ready to kick their habit, but a popular smoking cessation drug may only add health risks. A new study indicates that Chantix (varenicline) may come with a heightened risk of serious heart problems.
Using Drugs Safely
Some drugs are good for you and others can be addicting, but too much of any drug can be detrimental. Each drug is different, and it's important that consumers are aware of potential dangers.
Mini Males Messed Up Over Holidays
There's nothing like a reason to party for young men to overdo it on the alcohol front. New drivers and new drunks are typically a dangerous combination.
What’s the Recommended Daily Allowance for Alcohol?
Researchers found that older people might be drinking more than they should in the privacy of their own homes.  However, other researchers say just the opposite.
Tipsy Driving is Still Drunk Driving
The blood-alcohol limit in the U.S. is 0.08, which is significantly higher than any other country. What do they know that we don’t? Are our limits too high?
From Sexy to Gross
Every day, some 4,000 teenagers smoke their first cigarette. About 1,000 of them will become addicted daily smokers. Their new tobacco addiction will add to the $200 billion burden that smoking costs the United States every year. And with their first puff, these youngsters start the clock ticking toward an unhealthy - and likely fatal future. To combat this disturbing public health menace, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring all cigarette packaging to be wrapped in graphic and sometimes disturbing images starting next year.