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Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

Want to lower your risk of a first-time stroke? New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea that a healthy lifestyle is crucial.
'Social Host' Laws May Help Curb Underage Drinking, Study Says

"Social host" laws, which hold adults accountable for any underage drinking that takes place on their property, may help curb teenage drinking, according to the preliminary findings of a new study.
Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough

Giving young children agave nectar or a placebo treatment of flavored, colored water both appear to help reduce cough symptoms at night more than not giving any treatment, according to a new study.
More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth.
Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

Binge drinking among young adult men may lead to increased blood pressure, according to a new study.
Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study

Nonsmokers who live with smokers are exposed to triple the World Health Organization's recommended safe levels of harmful air particles, a new study warns.
Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds.
For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze?

A man's love of coffee could hamper the success of a couple's infertility treatment, a small new study suggests.
Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study.
Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers' chances of quitting, according to new research.

 

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