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Smoking Bans in Public Housing Could Save Dollars, Lives: CDC

Tobacco-free policies might save $521 million a year, cut secondhand smoke exposure

Gulp! Study Suggests Super-Size Soda Ban Could Fizzle

But the research didn't involve actual consumers or beverages

Cancer Patients May Be Unintended Victims of Budget Cuts

Clinics nationwide say they can't afford to give as much chemotherapy as before, report says

Kids of Better-Educated Parents Have Healthier Diets: Study

European research compared nutritional choices such as fruits and veggies, sugary drinks

Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests

Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

Poor Americans in South Less Likely to Get Medical Care: Study

Researchers found states in that region imposed strictest eligibility requirements for Medicaid

Certain Parents Less Likely to Follow Doctors' Advice: Poll

Household income one factor if parents heeded guidance on kids' health, safety and lifestyle

Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising for Kids on Medicaid, Study Finds

Researchers say meds were often prescribed 'off-label' for conditions like ADHD

Cigarette 'Relighting' on Rise in Still-Tight Economy

Smokers reignite butts they would have previously thrown away, study finds

Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says

Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Be Costly

Study looked at direct health care spending, worker productivity

CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

Drug abuse, prostitution tied to heightened risk, latest survey finds

Katrina, Other Crises Boost Heart Attacks: Studies

Research pins cardiac problems on severe stress

Cash Incentives, Penalties May Spur People to Shed More Pounds

Study found those who won or lost $20 depending on weight-loss success stuck with the program

Med School Students Still Get Gifts From Drug Companies: Survey

Continued efforts needed to restrict trainees' exposure to drug industry promotion, researchers say

Cost of Diabetes Care in U.S. Keeps Climbing

Report says it topped $245 billion in 2012; increase reflects growing number of people with the disease

Mental Illness May Raise Risk of Being Murdered

Swedish study found 5 times higher chance of becoming a victim

Low-Income Patients Often Have Trouble Reaching Doctor Via Email

Health clinics in poorer communities less likely to offer services such as electronic communication

Smog May Boost Death Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

British study followed 150,000 patients after discharge from hospital

As Economy Rebounds, More Folks Try Turning Back Hands of Time

Report on cosmetic procedures finds Botox, fillers, chemical peels and laser hair removal topped the list last year

Rich/Poor Divide Linked to Hospital Readmissions in Study

With greater gaps in income within an area, rehospitalization rates go up, findings show

Timing of Job Interview May Determine Outcome

Study found applicants fared worse if they followed several strong candidates

Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report

Unlike family history, risk factors such as chemical exposure, obesity can be changed, experts say

Economy May Have Lasting Effect on Young People's Outlook

Satisfaction rises with age, but growing up in tough times lowers well-being overall, study suggests

For Restaurants, Healthier Menus May Mean Healthier Bottom Line

Increasing lower-calorie choices improves sales growth and traffic, study says

People May Eat More When Headlines Bear Bad News

Study suggests stressing about tough times unleashes craving for calories

More Time at Family Dinners Might Curb Obesity in Kids

In study with low-income families, just 4 more minutes of mealtime was tied to healthier weight

Give Away Your Money, Feel Happier?

Even on a small scale, being generous creates a sense of wealth, study finds

Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds

Chicago study found many needed simple fixes like adding more wood chips

High Medical Bills Driving Some Americans to Extreme Measures

In study, stories of credit card debt and cutting back on food and heating were common, even for the insured

U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study

Public health efforts needed in these regions, researchers say

Low Wages Linked to Raised Risk for High Blood Pressure

Women, younger workers are particularly vulnerable, study suggests

Economic Conditions at Birth Linked to Behavior in Teen Years

Being born during a time of chronic unemployment may boost odds of juvenile delinquency, study says

ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

Teen Fighting Declines in U.S., Europe

Of 30 countries, 19 showed a drop in kids with frequent altercations at school

Study Reveals Why Elderly Often Vulnerable to Scams

Research suggests aging adults are worse at spotting untrustworthy faces

Is Childhood Intelligence Linked to Pain Problems in Adulthood?

Kids who do worse in school more likely to have manual jobs, smoke and be overweight, study suggests

Heavy Smokers Cut Back the Most When Cigarette Taxes Rise: Study

People with 2-pack-a-day habit cut back 35 percent compared with 15 percent for pack-a-day smokers

Under Similar Stress, Rich Live Longer Than Poor: Study

People with money have more methods for coping, one expert says

Possible Affordable Care Act Glitch: Too Few Doctors

Study suggests 'safety-net' practices may not absorb everyone covered under new system

Steep Cigarette Tax Hike Could Save Lives, Money: Report

50 cents more a pack would mean 3 million more nonsmokers, 200,000 lives saved by 2085

Doctors' Pay Increases Lag Other Health Professionals

Since 1987, their growth in income has been much less than that of pharmacists, others, study finds

Happier Childhoods Tied to More Wealth as Adults: Study

Cause-and-effect link isn't proven, but it's possible sunnier folk get promoted more, experts say

Study Supports Link Between Obesity, Cavities in Homeless Kids

Besides difficulty gaining access to dental care, lack of good food, clean water may add to woes

Poor Neighborhoods Home to More Obese Kids: Study

Researchers find link between weight and the economic and educational status of the community

Income May Influence Outcome of Knee Replacement Surgery: Study

Researchers suggest that low-wage earners may put off surgery longer and then be happier with results

Better Economic Status Tied to Peanut Allergy in Kids: Study

For children aged 1 to 9, living in affluent household may raise risk, researchers say

Suicides Up in Sagging U.S. Economy

More needs to be done to prevent suicides during recessions, researchers say

Eating More Fruits, Veggies May Help Kidney Patients

Other studies found race, income also play a part in how well disease is controlled

Homelessness, Frequent Moves Affect How Kids Do in School

Study finds some children show 'academic resilience' and keep up with peers