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Study: Chronic Care Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment No Better Than Usual Care

A new study finds a substance abuse treatment program that approaches addiction as a chronic disease is no more effective than a single medical visit and a referral to addiction treatment resources.

Study Finds Fewer Ambulance Calls When Casinos Go Smoke Free

Ambulance calls from casinos dropped significantly in Colorado after the state extended its smoke-free law to casino floors, a new study concludes.

Children Who Speak Earlier May Be At Increased Risk of Alcohol Problems Later

Children who develop language earlier may be at increased risk of alcohol problems later in life, a new study suggests.

Animal Study Suggests Cigarette Smoke Particularly Dangerous in the Obese

Cigarette smoking may be particularly dangerous for obese people, a new animal study suggests. Researchers found cigarette smoke may affect metabolism, and could increase the risk of cancer in obese people more than in their thinner counterparts.

Views of Drunk Driving May Change Once a Person Becomes Intoxicated: Study

Drinking can change a person’s view of intoxicated driving, according to a new study. A person who normally disapproves of drunk driving may change their view once they have had a few drinks.

Expert: Energy Drink Company’s Studies on Their Products May Downplay Dangers

Much of the research that concludes energy drinks are not harmful has been funded by Red Bull, says an expert who warns the findings of these studies may downplay the drinks’ dangers.

Prescription Painkillers Taken Early in Pregnancy Could Increase Birth Defect Risk

Taking certain prescription painkillers early in pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects such as spina bifida, a new study suggests. The overall risk of these birth defects is low, the researchers note.

Study Finds E-Cigarettes as Effective as Nicotine Patches in Smoking Cessation

E-cigarettes are about as effective as nicotine patches in helping smokers quit, a new study suggests. People who use e-cigarettes smoke fewer cigarettes, even if they don’t completely stop smoking, according to NBC News.

Children Adopted From Russian Orphanages Have High Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Rates

A new review of studies finds high rates of fetal alcohol syndrome in children who are adopted from Russian and Eastern European orphanages, or who are in foster care. These children also are more likely than average to have other physical, mental and behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure in the womb.

Smoking Cessation Program Effective for Patients Hospitalized for Mental Illness: Study

Smoking cessation programs can be successful in patients hospitalized for mental illness, a new study concludes. Researchers at Stanford University found psychiatric patients in a quit-smoking program were more likely to stop using cigarettes, and were less likely to be re-hospitalized for mental illness, compared with patients not in the program.

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