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July 30, 2016

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July 30, 2016

New Report Calls for Effort to Reduce Negative Attitudes Toward People With Disorders

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists should lead efforts among federal partners and stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate a multipronged, evidence-based national strategy to reduce stigma toward people with mental ... read more

Most Teens Who Misuse Prescription Stimulants Say They Use Other People's Medication

Mar. 3, 2016 — Using someone else's medication is the most common form of prescription stimulant misuse among adolescents, according to a study, which found that 88 percent of teens who used the drugs ... read more

Brief Educational Program Can Help Curb Dating Violence Among Teens

Mar. 2, 2016 — Even as few as five lessons from a community-based dating violence prevention program can effect changes in student attitudes and behaviors. A study confirmed that teens who attend relationship ... read more

Health Provider Awareness Can Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

Feb. 18, 2016 — Increasing health care providers' level of concern about prescription drug abuse in their communities may be an effective public health tool in fighting America's prescription drug abuse ... read more

Have National Smoking Bans Worked in Reducing Harms in Passive Smoking?

Feb. 4, 2016 — The most robust evidence yet, published today in the Cochrane Library, suggests that national smoking legislation does reduce the harms of passive smoking, and particularly risks from heart ... read more

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

Child Abuse Exposure, Suicidal Ideation in Canadian Military, General Population

Jan. 27, 2016 — Military personnel in Canada were more likely to have had exposure to child abuse than individuals in the general population and that exposure was associated with an increased risk of suicidal ... read more

Jan. 5, 2016 — New data shows how often state Medicaid programs provide help with smoking cessation. Smoking, the leading cause of preventable disease in the United States, puts a particularly heavy burden on ... read more

China Continues to Lag in Effective Tobacco Control, Studies Show

Nov. 16, 2015 — Efforts over the past seven years to reduce tobacco use in China have been strikingly ineffective and leave tobacco use a top threat to the health and economic well-being of the world's largest ... 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

Kicking Substance Addiction in Teens: Tobacco Dependence Should Be Treated With Same Urgency as Other Drugs, Study Says

Nov. 3, 2015 — Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a new study ... read more

Sweeping Recommendations on Tobacco and E-Cigarettes

Oct. 26, 2015 — While adolescent use of tobacco has declined since the 1970s, it remains a persistent public health problem -- and e-cigarettes are threatening to addict a new generation to nicotine. In a ... read more

Use of E-Cigarettes, Alternative Tobacco Products May Lead to Increased Tobacco Use

Oct. 13, 2015 — The increasing use of alternative tobacco products, such as water pipes and e-cigarettes, by children under the age of 18 is a burgeoning public health crisis, researchers write in a new ... read more

First-Born in Family More Likely to Be Nearsighted; Priority of Education May Be Factor

Oct. 8, 2015 — First-born individuals in a sample of adults in the United Kingdom were more likely to be nearsighted than later-born individuals in a family, and the association was larger before adjusting for ... read more

Many Use Prescription Painkillers, Most See Abuse as Major Health Concern

Oct. 7, 2015 — More than one in four Americans has taken prescription painkillers in the past year, even as a majority say that abuse of these medications is a very serious public health concern, according to new ... read more

More Obesity Among the Less Educated in Rich Countries

Sep. 30, 2015 — In rich countries, obesity is more common among the lower educated, whilst in poor countries, obesity is more common among the higher educated, confirms new research. Previous studies have shown that ... read more

Educational Attainment in Children Is Associated With Positive Health Transitions Into Adulthood

Sep. 29, 2015 — A longer education in childhood has been linked to positive transitions in health, according to research. The study concluded that academic attainment predicts positive self-rated health transitions ... 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

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