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4 Your Health: vices linked to aging; inheriting depression; codeine danger for kids

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Despite a warning from the FDA some doctors continue to prescribe codeine for children after surgery.

The warning, issued in 2013, revealed significant safety risks about the use of codeine in kids undergoing tonsil or adenoid removal. A new University Of Michigan study found prescribing codeine dropped by about 13 percent after that warning. But about 5percent of children were still being given codeine following these surgeries in *2015.

Depression from mom and dad

A new study suggests teens whose fathers have depression are more likely to have symptoms themselves.

previous research has shown a link between depression in *mothers* ... and their children. But data from over 13-thousand families reveals the mental health of both parents equally affected teen's risk of depression.

Tobacco and alcohol linked to aging

Heavy drinking and smoking could take a toll on your looks.

Scientists in Denmark tracked over 11,000 adults for over a decade. People who drank or smoked heavily were much more likely to look older than their actual age.The most common signs of aging were earlobe creases, gray rings around the cornea of both eyes, and yellow plaques on the eyelids.

But the study also found that light to moderate drinkers did not look older than non-drinkers.

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