Health

The 1-parent family and kids' health risks

(HealthDay)—It's been known for some time that when one parent is absent because of death, divorce or separation, kids are at higher risk for drinking alcohol and smoking than their counterparts in a two-parent household.

Neuroscience

Nicotine alters neurotransmission in habit-forming brain region

A study of rat brain slices published in JNeurosci demonstrates how nicotine interacts with cells that regulate the output of a brain region involved in habit formation. The research could inform efforts to help people quit ...

Health

CDC: teen smoking down, marijuana use up

(HealthDay)—Although new statistics show that smoking among American teenagers has dropped 64 percent in recent years, the same report also shows that marijuana use has doubled. The report was published Oct. 16 in the CDC's ...

Health

Raising pay can reduce smoking rates

In addition to restricting when and where tobacco is used at work, UC Davis Health System research shows that employers can do something else to reduce smoking: raise wages.

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