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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Awareness of Aspirin's Benefits Saves Lives

Jan. 29, 2016 — A new study has found that the University of Minnesota's "Ask About Aspirin" initiative, a statewide public health campaign, is likely a beneficial and cost-effective way to reduce the ... read more

Video-Based CPR Training May Be as Valuable as Hands-on Approach

Nov. 8, 2015 — Using a video to train family members of patients at risk for cardiac arrest in CPR may be just as effective as using the traditional hands-on method with a manikin, according to new research. The ... read more

Model of the Ebola Epidemics in West Africa Incorporating Age of Infection

Nov. 6, 2015 — Sierra Leone is expected to soon be declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization. But what was key to eliminating the disease? A mathematical model describes the reasons as complex, but ... read more

Coverage of Celebrity's Mastectomy Has Improved Awareness of Reconstructive Breast Surgery Options

Sep. 28, 2015 — A new study found improved public awareness about reconstructive breast surgery options following Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a double mastectomy and subsequent ... read more

Around the World, Those Treated for Addiction Far More Likely to Smoke

Sep. 22, 2015 — A review of studies from 20 countries indicates that tobacco use is not addressed in substance abuse treatment programs. The results agree with an earlier review that found that the median smoking ... read more

Public Health Must Be Top Priority If Cannabis Is Legalized in Canada

Sep. 21, 2015 — If Canada's new government decides to legalize cannabis, public health must be the top priority to prevent commercialization and promotion by 'Big Cannabis' and subsequent possible ... read more

Smoking Linked With Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Sep. 18, 2015 — Current smokers and people regularly exposed to second-hand smoke have a significantly increased risk for type 2 diabetes compared with people who have never smoked, according to a new study. The ... read more

If Mom or Dad Is a Smoker, Their Teenager Is More Likely to Be a Smoker Too

Sep. 18, 2015 — The more a parent smokes, the more their teenage son or daughter will also smoke. Teenagers are much more likely to smoke and be dependent on nicotine if a parent is dependent on nicotine, especially ... read more

Larger, Private Colleges and Universities More Likely to Attract Hookah Establishments

Sep. 14, 2015 — Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to findings of a new ... read more

New Statement on Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation

Sep. 8, 2015 — A new statement calls for higher taxes on tobacco products, comprehensive advertising and promotion bans of all tobacco products and product regulation including pack ... read more

Links Between Individual Characteristics, Disability Employment Gap Found

July 29, 2015 — Researchers have explored the characteristics of people with disabilities who have achieved success in the workplace. The employment gap was found to be smaller among women, married people, ... read more

Lung Cancer Patients Who Stop Smoking Live Longer

July 13, 2015 — Tobacco cessation provided significant survival benefit for lung cancer patients who quit smoking shortly before or after diagnosis, despite the severity of the ... read more

Money Spent on Community-Based HIV Prevention Translates Into Treatment Savings

July 9, 2015 — Every $1 spent on community-based HIV prevention programs in Ontario saves $5 in treatment costs, a new study has found. The programs have prevented more than 16,000 people from becoming infected ... read more

Health Information Causing New Moms Anxiety

July 2, 2015 — Pregnancy and motherhood are both wonderful and worrisome times -- could public health campaigns and social stereotypes be contributing to anxiety for mothers? Researchers suggest that perinatal ... read more

Needle Exchanges Can Prevent More HIV Outbreaks Like One in Indiana

June 24, 2015 — Congress needs to immediately lift the ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs to counter the threat of HIV outbreaks among injection drug users like the one that has seen an alarming ... read more

As Smoking Declines, More Are Likely to Quit

June 24, 2015 — Smokeless tobacco and, more recently, e-cigarettes have been promoted as a harm reduction strategy for smokers who are “unable or unwilling to quit.” The strategy, embraced by both industry and ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Adults across the country share the same top concern about the new alcohol-on-the-go product: potential misuse among underage youth. Packaged in travel-friendly pouches, powdered alcohol will be ... read more

Virtually No Effect of State Policies on Organ Donation, Transplantation

June 1, 2015 — Policies passed by states to encourage organ donation have had virtually no effect on rates of organ donation and transplantation in the United States, according to an article. The shortage of solid ... read more

School Competitive Food Policies Appears Tied to Neighborhood Socioeconomics

May 4, 2015 — Policy changes in California to make the food and beverages that compete with school meal programs more healthy for students appear to have improved childhood overweight/obesity prevalence trends, ... read more

Smokers Underestimate Risks of a Few Cigarettes

Apr. 17, 2015 — Many people still dangerously underestimate the health risks associated with smoking even a few cigarettes a day, despite decades of public health campaigning, researchers report. "People who ... read more

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