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E-Cigarette Vapor—Even When Nicotine-Free—Found to Damage Lung Cells

With the use of e-cigarettes on the rise, especially among young people, research to uncover the health effects of e-cigs is becoming increasingly important. In a new study published ahead of print in AJP-Lung, researchers find that e-cig solution and vapors—even those that are nicotine-free—damage lung health.

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Parents Are Integral in Stopping Rise as Teen E-Cigarette Usage Triples

Though many think e-cigarettes are helping to reduce the number of smokers in the US, research is showing the opposite is true when it comes to teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released data showing that in just one year the number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes has tripled.

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First Case in Texas: Four Ways to Protect Against West Nile Virus from Dr. Ross Tobleman

Follow the "four Ds" to prevent infection and decrease the spread of West Nile Virus this summer.

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Estrangement Likely When Adult Child Does Not Share Mother’s Values

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Estrangement between a mother and an adult child is more common than people might think, says an Iowa State researcher. A new study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, found estrangement is often the result of a difference in values.

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Study: 44 Percent of Parents Struggle to Limit Cell Phone Use at Playgrounds

A new University of Washington study finds that cell phone use at playgrounds is a significant source of parental guilt, and that caregivers absorbed in their phones ignored children's requests for attention more than half the time.

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Concussion in Former NFL Players Related to Brain Changes Later in Life

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In the first study of its kind, former National Football League (NFL) players who lost consciousness due to concussion during their playing days showed key differences in brain structure later in life.

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Trending Stories Report for 18 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: nutrition, fibromyalgia, e-cigarettes, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and gluten

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Temper, Anxiety, Homework Trouble Are Medical Issues? Many Parents Don’t Realize It

Many parents of children age 5-17 don’t discuss behavioral or emotional issues that could be signs of potential health problems with their doctors.

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Childhood Obesity Influenced by How Kids Are Fed, Not Just What They Eat

As the childhood obesity epidemic increases, researchers are discovering that the way caregivers feed their kids may be just as important as what they give them to eat. A new study reviews how a mother’s body mass index (BMI), ethnicity and personal eating habits may influence how she feeds her child.

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Nine Truths About Eating Disorders

In the face of many myths, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) releases “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” in order to clarify public understanding. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Nine Truths” is based on Dr. Bulik’s 2014 “9 Eating Disorders Myths Busted” talk at the National Institute of Mental Health. Leading associations in the field of eating disorders also contributed their valuable input.