Children ages 10 to 14 who view many movies with characters who smoke are more likely to try cigarettes themselves, a new study suggests.
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The maker of OxyContin has announced it will study the safety of the painkiller in children, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Teenagers are more likely to start smoking cigarettes or marijuana in June or July than in any other month, according to a new government study.
A new vaccine successfully blocks nicotine addiction in mice, CBS News reports.
A new study finds a link between DNA changes in the sperm of male smokers and genetic changes in their newborn children. The research suggests that these changes may increase children’s risk of developing genetic diseases.
A new study finds prescription painkiller abuse jumped 75 percent between 2002 and 2010. Men and adults ages 26 to 49 were most likely to abuse prescription painkillers.
A popular form of weight-loss surgery may increase the risk of alcohol abuse, The New York Times reports.
Adults who are exposed to secondhand smoke have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, compared with nonsmokers, a new study suggests.
Pregnant women who are being treated for heroin dependence with methadone can be persuaded to reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke through monetary incentives, a new study suggests.
A decreased interest in food is associated with a greater interest in novelty-seeking behavior and cocaine use, a mouse study suggests.