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December 15, 2018

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December 15, 2018

Key to Lifelong Heart Health Is Childhood Intervention

Dec. 6, 2018 — Evolving evidence shows that heart healthy habits in adults are rooted in the environments we live in in early childhood, representing a window of opportunity in young children to focus on health ... read more

Students in Health Enrichment Programs Benefit from Early Team-Based Exposure

Oct. 25, 2018 — A study provides new evidence that early exposure to multiple health disciplines in pipeline programs targeting underserved/underrepresented students interested in health professions reduces the ... read more

Parent Educational Tools on Pain Relief Help Reduce Babies' Vaccination Distress

Oct. 22, 2018 — Information provided to new parents in hospital about how to alleviate pain for their babies during vaccination resulted in more frequent use of pain interventions at future infant ... read more

Boosting Emotional Intelligence in Physicians Can Protect Against Burnout

Sep. 21, 2018 — An educational curriculum for resident physicians improves their emotional intelligence, which may help protect against burnout, according to a new ... read more

Are Pet Owners Abusing Animals to Get Opioids?

Aug. 9, 2018 — Veterinarians in Colorado are concerned that some of their clients may have intentionally hurt their pets in the hopes of receiving prescription painkillers, according to a recent ... read more

Sensory-Based Food Education Encourages Children to Eat Vegetables, Berries and Fruit

May 30, 2018 — Sensory-based food education given to 3-5 year-old children in the kindergarten increases their willingness to choose vegetables, berries and fruit, according to a new study. Sensory-based food ... read more

Fewer Americans Think Smoking a Pack a Day Poses a Great Health Risk

Feb. 27, 2018 — About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 27, 2018 — States with robust tobacco control policies and regulations, such as smoke free air laws and taxes on cigarettes, not only have fewer cigarette users but also fewer e-cigarette users, according to ... read more

Almost All Adolescents in an Economically Disadvantaged Urban Population Exposed to Tobacco Smoke

Feb. 23, 2018 — Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco ... read more

Increasing Public Awareness Is Vital in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases

Jan. 29, 2018 — Public awareness campaigns on spotting the signs and symptoms of infectious diseases and how to prevent them, play a key role in helping to stop the spread of such infections, a new ... read more

E-Cigarettes: Harm Reduction or ‘gateway’ to New Smokers?

Jan. 22, 2018 — Smoking is an issue that has been at the heart of public health concerns for decades, with many efforts to restrict tobacco sales, tax cigarettes and sometimes hard-hitting campaigns to get people to ... read more

Pregnant Women in NC Exposed to Less Secondhand Nicotine After ‘smoking Ban’

Jan. 10, 2018 — A new study has found pregnant women experienced less secondhand smoke exposure since the 2009 passage of the ‘smoking ban’ in North Carolina, which outlawed smoking inside public places such as ... read more

Tobacco Shops Associated With Crime in Urban Communities of Color

Jan. 6, 2018 — Tobacco shops, also known as smoke shops, may represent potential 'nuisance properties' in urban communities of color, a study has found. Nuisance properties are properties where unsafe ... read more

Trust in E-Cigarette Safety Varies by Worldview, Source of Messaging

Dec. 12, 2017 — Public health messaging about the safety of e-cigarettes needs to account for the worldviews of the target audience, with different groups displaying varying levels of trust depending on the source ... read more

Multiple Health Implications of Women's Early Marriage Go Beyond Early Childbearing

Dec. 11, 2017 — A new study of four South Asian countries argues that early marriage should be considered a major public health issue, due to its complex associations with women's education, health and ... read more

How the UK Smoking Ban Increased Wellbeing

Dec. 4, 2017 — Married women with children reported the largest increase in well-being following the smoking bans in the UK in 2006 and 2007 but there was no comparable increase for married men with ... read more

Regulators Should Not Consider 'Lost Pleasure' of Quitting Smoking

Nov. 28, 2017 — Federal officials considering new regulations on tobacco products should give more weight to the fact that a majority of smokers are unhappy about feeling addicted to cigarettes, and should put less ... read more

Use Big Tobacco's Nov 26 Corrective Statements to Reduce Smoking

Nov. 15, 2017 — The court-ordered publication of 'corrective statements' by major US tobacco companies later this month should serve as a reminder that tobacco addiction remains a major health problem in ... read more

Children's Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Be Vastly Underestimated by Parents

Nov. 15, 2017 — A new study suggests that parents who smoke mistakenly rely on their own physical senses to gauge the presence of tobacco smoke in the ... read more

Tobacco Smokers Could Gain 86 Million Years of Life If They Switch to Vaping, Study Finds

Oct. 2, 2017 — Up to 6.6 million cigarette smokers will live substantially longer if cigarette smoking is replaced by vaping over a ten-year period, calculates a research team. In all, cigarette smokers who switch ... read more

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