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Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study

Using morphine at home to treat pain in children after tonsil and/or adenoid removal may cause life-threatening respiratory problems, according to a new study.
Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

Marijuana shouldn't be legalized because of the potential harm it can cause children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Lung Transplants From Heavy Drinkers Linked to Higher Complication Risk

Lung transplant recipients who receive lungs from donors who were heavy drinkers may be much more likely to develop a life-threatening complication, a new study suggests.
Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says

Little to no progress is being made in curtailing tobacco use in the United States, a new report from the American Lung Association contends.
Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure?

Having a drink each day might help lower a middle-aged person's odds for heart failure, a new study reveals.
Want to Get Healthy? Get Your Partner Involved

For those looking to embrace a healthier lifestyle, you might want to enlist your spouse or significant other.
TV Alcohol Ads Tied to Problem Drinking for Teens, Study Finds

A new study finds a link between the number of TV ads for alcohol a teen views, and their odds for problem drinking.
Many Americans Who Drink Also Take Prescription Medications: Study

A substantial number of Americans who drink also take medications that should not be mixed with alcohol, new government research suggests.
Poor Sleep Tied to More Drinking, Drug Use by Teens

Lack of sleep raises teens' risk of alcohol and drug problems, a new study suggests.
New Form of Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Risks for Gay Men

New types of inhaled recreational drugs called "poppers" can contain harmful solvents and propellants that are extremely dangerous, researchers warn.

 

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