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December 20, 2012
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More than Half a Million California Adults Think Seriously about Committing Suicide

More than half a million adults in California seriously thought about committing suicide during the previous year, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The study, which uses data from the 2009 California Health … Continue reading

August 7, 2012
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Americans Gaining More Weight than They Say

Despite the increasing awareness of the problem of obesity in the United States, most Americans don’t know whether they are gaining or losing weight, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, also known at IHME, … Continue reading

February 20, 2012
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In The Mouth, Smoking Zaps Healthy Bacteria, Welcomes Pathogens

COLUMBUS, Ohio — According to a new study, smoking causes the body to turn against its own helpful bacteria, leaving smokers more vulnerable to disease. Despite the daily disturbance of brushing and flossing, the mouth of a healthy person contains … Continue reading

August 31, 2011
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Smokers with Mental Disorders, Drug and Alcohol Problems Need Doctors’ Help to Quit

Smokers who also have alcohol, drug and mental disorders would benefit greatly from smoking-cessation counseling from their primary care physicians and would be five times more successful at kicking the habit, a study by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer … Continue reading

August 19, 2011
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‚Extreme Negative Anti-Smoking Ads Can Backfire’

*MU researchers say disgusting and threatening ads can cause strong defense responses from viewers* COLUMBIA, Mo. – Health communicators have long searched for the most effective ways to convince smokers to quit. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that … Continue reading

January 31, 2011
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Resolved to Quit Smoking? Brain Scans Predict Likely Success

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Brain scans showing neural reactions to pro-health messages can predict if you’ll keep that resolution to quit smoking more accurately than you yourself can. That’s according to a new study forthcoming in Health Psychology, a peer-reviewed journal. … Continue reading