Quitting Smoking No Harder for Women Than Men, Study Says

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FRIDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Men are no better than women when it comes to quitting smoking, a new study reveals. The finding challenges the belief that women have more difficulty kicking the habit than men, an idea largely based on the results of clinical trials of smoking cessation aids
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Smokers Have Higher Surgical Costs, More Complications: Study

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FRIDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who have elective surgery have much higher hospital costs than nonsmokers, a new study finds. Postsurgical respiratory complications are a major reason for these increased costs among smokers, according to lead author Dr. Aparna Kamath, a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine at the
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Many Americans Taking Too Much Acetaminophen

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FRIDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. adults are at risk for overdosing on over-the-counter pain relievers containing acetaminophen, according to a new study. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the most commonly used over-the-counter pain medication in the United States, and acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause of acute liver failure, according
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Fewer Stillbirths Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against Flu

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FRIDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who received a flu shot to protect them against the H1N1 swine flu virus had a significantly reduced risk of stillbirth, preterm birth and of having a baby small for gestational age, according to a new study.

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Babies' Vulnerability to Colds Tied to Immune Response at Birth

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THURSDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- The immune response babies are born with affects their risk for colds in the first year of life, a new study finds.

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