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Quit-smoking treatments safe, effective: review

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular smoking cessation treatments - such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants - improve people's chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research. Full story

Mood drug no help for smoking cessation in prison study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The addition of the antidepressant nortriptyline to conventional smoking cessation therapy didn't improve the chances of longterm success among male prisoners, Australian researchers have found. Full story

Medicaid to reward recipients for healthy habits

A federal grant program authorized in the health overhaul law is offering states $100 million to reward Medicaid recipients who make an effort to quit smoking or keep their weight, blood pressure or cholesterol levels in check. Full story

Health App Downloads Soar, But Do They Work?

Lauren Cooper is attached at the hip to her iPhone – "Seriously, it's a problem," she says – so when she decided to track her diet and exercise, downloading an app made perfect sense. Cooper, a project manager in Columbia, S.C., now tabulates her Weight Watchers points using one app. Another app act Full story

Can Charlie Sheen self-cure himself?

The question remains: can you quit smoking, drugs or alcohol by willpower alone? Experts say it's possible, but add that many who do usually relapse or weren't technically addicted in the first place. Full story

'Hangover' actor impersonates Brokaw

   Wille Geist brings you the News You Can't Use, including more on Alex Rodriguez's non-issue with the popcorn footage, and comedian Ed Helms' impersonation of anchorman Tom Brokaw.

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  First lady: No smoking, no Facebook in White House

In an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Matt Lauer, first lady Michelle Obama praises her husband in his effort to quit smoking and says her daughters do not use social networking site Facebook.

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