In Focus:

More than 60% who try a cigarette become daily smokers, study says

At least three out of five people who experiment with a cigarette end up becoming daily smokers at some point, a new study finds.

UK researchers analyzed responses from 215,000 people across eight surveys conducted in the UK, the United States, Australia and New Zealand that were included in the Global Health Data Exchange.

Read the whole article

More hot stories

soy protein does not protect the heart

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a rule revoking the right of companies to say soy protein protects the heart, while potentially allowing a more circumspect health claim. The agency, which to date has never revoked a health claim, said studies published since it authorized the soy protein...

Read More

Health issues for gay men and men who have sex with men

All men face certain health risks. However, gay men and men who have sex with men have some specific health concerns. Although your individual risks are shaped by many factors beyond your sexual orientation and practices — including family history and age — it's important to understand common health issues for...

Read More

Exercise Doesnt Lower a Womans Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Regular workouts may cut a woman's chances for heart disease and certain cancers, but new research suggests they won't lower the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). The new study "did not provide evidence to support" the notion that exercise lowers MS risk, said study...

Read More