Status Of Smoking In US, Efforts To Control Habit Discussed.

The Chicago Tribune (2/26) provides an overview of the status of smoking and efforts to control the habit in the US, noting that more...

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Study Puts Cigarette-Related Deaths At Higher Rate Than Before.

The Washington Post (2/26) reports in its “Wonkblog” that two-thirds of smokers “will die early from” cigarette-related diseases, “unless they choose to kick the...

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Two US Lawmakers Outline Plans To Introduce A Pair Of Mental Health Reform Bills Next Month

The Hill (2/27, Sullivan) reports that that earlier this week, “Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.)…outlined plans to introduce a pair...

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“American Sniper” Case Illustrates Difficulties Of Mental Illness Defense

The AP (2/25) reports the case of Eddie Ray Routh, the former Marine convicted of killing “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and another man,...

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Homeless People With Mental Illness May Face High Risk Of Heart Disease

HealthDay (2/25, Preidt) reports that research published in BMC Public Health suggests that homeless individuals who have a mental illness may face a high...

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Study, Poll: Mental Health Impacts Of Unemployment May Be Devastating

The Washington Post (2/25, Paquette) “Wonkblog” reports that the “mental health impacts of unemployment can be devastating.” For example, “a CDC study found suicide...

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Study: Deaths From Prescription Narcotic Painkillers Have Soared

USA Today (2/25, Leger) reports that a study from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics indicates that “deaths from prescription narcotic painkillers have...

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People Diagnosed With Major Depression May Have Increased Likelihood Of Committing Violent Crimes

Reuters (2/25, Kelland) reports that a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggests that people who have received the diagnosis of major depression may...

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Professional, Medical Societies Call Gun-Related Injuries A “Public Health Crisis.”

The Los Angeles Times (2/24, Healy) “Science Now” blog reports that in an editorial published Feb. 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the...

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