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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

E-Cigarette Nicotine Labels Not Always Accurate

July 22, 2016 — A study found that 51 percent of labels on e-cigarette liquid nicotine containers from 16 North Dakota stores don’t accurately reflect the levels of nicotine found in the products. In one instance, ... read more

More Doesn't Mean Better When It Comes to Trauma Centers

July 21, 2016 — For the first time, research shows that changes over time in the volume of patients seen by trauma centers influence the likelihood of seriously injured patients living or dying. The findings mean ... read more

Policy Makers Must Act to Reduce Energy Drinks Consumption by Children, Adolescents, Says New Report

July 21, 2016 — UK policy makers must act against excessive energy drinks consumption by children and young people, argues a new ... read more

Making Parenting a National Priority in U.S.

July 20, 2016 — A new report calls for a new national framework to support struggling parents. Developmental psychologists say the findings emphasize making parenting a national U.S. ... read more

Preventing HIV in Transgender People

July 20, 2016 — Programs to reduce the high risk of HIV infection among transgender people are urgently needed -- but efforts are hindered by a lack of accurate information on HIV prevalence, HIV incidence, and ... read more

Elderly Japanese Most Resilient in Wake of Triple Disaster, Study Finds

July 19, 2016 — Older people in Japan are more resistant to the impacts of disasters on their health than younger generations, a study ... read more

Loss of Employer-Based Health Insurance in Early Retirement Affects Mental, Physical Health

July 18, 2016 — The loss of private health insurance from an employer can lead to poorer mental and physical health as older adults transition to early retirement, according to a ... read more

Helping Doctors Transform Their Practices Into Patient-Centered Models of Health Care

July 18, 2016 — The article demonstrates the effectiveness of teaching practice facilitators how to use cognitive task analysis to help them guide doctors's office staff in changing to a patient-centered ... read more

Prevalence of Diagnosed Sleep Disorders Has Risen Among US Veterans

July 15, 2016 — A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among US veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with ... read more

Global Experts Call on UN to Mobilize a Global Action Plan to Widen Access to Antibiotics

July 15, 2016 — Today some of the world's experts on antibiotic resistance called on the UN to act to reduce the growing number of deaths due to limited access to effective ... read more

Public Health Benefits of E-Cigarette Use Tend to Outweigh the Harms

July 14, 2016 — A modeling study by top tobacco control experts finds that e-cigarettes are likely to provide public health benefits based on "conservative estimates" of the likely uptake of vaping and ... read more

Nearly a Third of Hispanics in Texas Don't Have Health Insurance

July 14, 2016 — The percentage of Hispanics in Texas without health insurance has dropped by 30 percent since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, but almost one-third of Hispanic Texans ages 18 to 64 remain ... read more

Zika Epidemic Likely to End Within Three Years

July 14, 2016 — The current Zika epidemic in Latin America is likely to burn itself out within three years, suggests new research. The Zika virus is carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, but the team cautioned any ... read more

Research Priorities for National Institutes of Health Outlined

July 13, 2016 — An American national initiative aimed to prioritize research in studying the prevalence and mechanisms of venous thrombosis in cancer ... read more

HPV Vaccine Can Protect Women Across a Broad Age Range

July 13, 2016 — The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is safe and efficacious across a wide age range of women, new research shows. The international study found that it protects against HPV infection in women ... read more

Possible to Account for Disadvantaged Populations in Medicare's Payment Programs

July 13, 2016 — Medicare's value-based payment programs could take into account social risk factors -- such as low socio-economic position, residence in disadvantaged neighborhoods, or race and ethnicity -- but ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Marketing researchers have compared different types of front-of-package nutrition information labels and found that a "one-size-fits-all" label is not suitable for all shopping ... read more

Breastfeeding Gaps Between White, Black, and Hispanic Mothers in the US

July 12, 2016 — Breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers, new American research indicates. This study looked to see if ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding could be explained by ... read more

New Diabetes Screening Recommendation Misses More Than Half of High-Risk Patients

July 12, 2016 — Fifty-five percent of high-risk patients were missed by diabetes screening guidelines, according to a new study. Not identifying patients with diabetes and prediabetes prevents them from getting the ... read more

Weights of Division III Football Linemen Up 38 Percent Since 1956, Researchers Report

July 12, 2016 — On average offensive linemen from a Division III college football conference weighed 38 percent more in 2014 than they did in 1956, while the average male's weight over the same time increased ... read more

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