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Dissolvable tobacco products may have fewer health risks: FDA Panel While soluble tobacco might pose less health risks compared to cigarettes, they could, the number of tobacco users in the United States increase, says a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel.

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Dissolvable Tobacco - finely ground tobacco in forms such as tablets, which melt down slowly in the mouth - are one of the alternatives considered by the cigarette tobacco companies for future sales growth, reported the Associated Press.

There is a lack of research about dissolvable tobacco products, make up a smaller share of the market, introduced the panel.

The results were posted online Thursday and will be reviewed by the FDA in future decisions, but there is no timetable for the agency to act, reports the AP.

Army Mental Health Programs Under Review

A system-wide audit of the U.S. Army mental health facilities will be conducted to determine if soldiers overturned psychiatrist diagnoses of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in order to save money.

The review by the Army inspector general comes in as a U.S. soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians were suspected to out renewed focus on war-related psychological stress among military personnel, reported the Associated Press.

The service attempts to determine whether changes in PTSD diagnoses were isolated or common practice, said Army Secretary John McHugh Congress on Wednesday.

The forensic psychiatry unit at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is under investigation for the reversal of PTSD diagnoses in order to avoid the cost of care and benefits for soldiers, according to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

"It is damaging not only to our soldiers, but actually promotes the stigma for others who are - if they now decide to seek help or not today," Murray said, reports the AP.

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More young adults living with their parents is OK: study

The stigma that seems to move back in with her parents to be fading for young adults in the United States, suggests a new study.

Pew Research Center researchers have found that say more than 75 percent of young adults who move back home, during and after the recent recession, they are good to live with at home and feel good about their future financial prospects, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

The fact that, living with friends and relatives so often in a difficult economic environment may be one reason why so many of the so-called boomerang generation are less likely to feel ashamed to be living with their parents.

The study found that 61 percent of young adults say they have family or friends who were forced to leave their parents at home in the last few years because of money problems, according to U.S. News & World Report.