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September 30, 2016

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September 30, 2016

If Legalizing Pot, Consider Health, Not Profits, Analysis Says

Sep. 28, 2016 — A new analysis of marijuana legislation offers a framework for states that are considering legalizing the drug and want to protect public health, rather than corporate ... read more

Many Parents Lack the Confidence to Get Their Kids to Exercise

Sep. 12, 2016 — If Canadian parents are going to get their kids to exercise more, they need more than just public awareness campaigns. Parents exposed to one such national campaign were actually less confident they ... read more

Defibrillators Could Save Many More Lives If Associated With Basic Life Support Education

Aug. 29, 2016 — Automatic external defibrillators fail to save lives when the public does not have basic life support education, according to new research. The study found that public access defibrillation programs ... read more

E-Cigarettes Not Meeting Potential as 'Disruptive Technology,' Study Shows

May 9, 2016 — Most smokers who have tried electronic cigarettes have rejected them as less satisfying than regular cigarettes, reducing their potential to be a “disruptive technology” that could help a ... read more

Many Patients Abusing Drugs, Alcohol Are Self-Medicating Chronic Pain

May 9, 2016 — With opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse considered one of the biggest public health threats of our time in the US, many are asking why so many Americans are struggling with addiction to ... read more

Exposure to Tobacco Smoke in the Home Increases Childhood Illnesses, Health Care Demand

Apr. 30, 2016 — Children who live with smokers end up in the doctor's office or hospital more often than those not exposed to tobacco smoke, according to new ... read more

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

Apr. 16, 2016 — Healthcare facilities being tobacco-free seems like a natural fit, but enforcing a tobacco-free policy that prohibits all people from using tobacco in buildings and on campus grounds it owns and ... read more

Challenging the American Consensus on E-Cigarettes: The English Raise the Ante

Apr. 6, 2016 — To e-puff or not to e-puff: that is the question. Public Health England recently released an evidence review claiming that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful to health than combustible ... read more

Medical Students, Burnout and Alcohol

Mar. 14, 2016 — Medical students are more prone to alcohol abuse than their peers not attending medical school, especially if they are young, single and under a high debt load, according to a study on medical ... 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

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