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Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

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Because cigarettes are inherently and inescapably harmful and deadly to smokers and to exposed nonusers there cannot be any public health justification for tobacco company efforts to encourage nonsmokers to begin smoking – or for FDA to continue allowing tobacco companies to do so, says Eric Lindblom, former director of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products Office of Policy.

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White America, Rural, Rural Health, Rural Health Care, Suicide, Firearm, firearms violence, Trump Administration, Life Expectancy, Premature Death

Embargoed AJPH Research on Trump Voters and Life Expectancy, Premature Death Among White Americans, Urban/Rural Firearm Suicide Disparities, Tobacco in Rural America

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research on the life expectancy of Trump voters, premature death among white Americans, rural tobacco and firearm suicide prevalence

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Cardiac resynchronization therapy, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, LV lead implantation, Seth Worley, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, cardiac electrophysiology

Dr. Seth Worley Joins MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Program

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Dr. Seth Worley has joined MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Program as a senior consultant. A renowned expert in cardiac resynchronization therapy, Dr. Worley has personally developed tools and techniques designed to facilitate and optimize left ventricular (LV) lead implantation.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems, DHS, DHS S&T, DHS Science and Technology Directorate, Drone, Mississippi, Mississippi State, camp shelby

DHS to Launch Drone Test and Evaluation Partnership for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

OPEN PRESS: DHS S&T will officially kick off its partnership with Mississippi for test and evaluation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) Tuesday, August 22, at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Mississippi.

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Nuclear Physics, Physics, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, ASCR, NERSC, OLCF, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) , JLAB, ORNL, LBNL, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Berk

Physicists Move Closer to Listening in on Sub-Atomic Conversation

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Calculations of a subatomic particle called the sigma provide insight into the communication between subatomic particles deep inside the heart of matter.

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The Environmental Injustice of Beauty

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Commentary calls for policies to protect women, especially minority women, from exposure to toxic chemicals in beauty products

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Biometric, Fingerprints, Air Travel, Air Safety, TSA, DHS, S&T, R&D, Innovation, biometric technology, Screening, screening at speed

S&T Evaluates TSA Touch-Free Fingerprint Scanners

In June, TSA began conducting a series of proof-of-concept tests for new biometric fingerprint technology with assistance from S&T’s Biometrics Technology Engine and Apex Screening at Speed program.

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Understanding Alternative Reasons Behind Climate Change Denial Could Help Bridge Divide

Mainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change.

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Psychologists Available to Discuss Charlottesville Violence

As you are reporting on various aspects of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, psychologists are available to discuss how white supremacy, racism and prejudice can lead to extremism, how police should handle potentially violent demonstrations and how to help children and adults deal with trauma and grief.

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APA Offers Resources for Dealing with Racism, Aftermath of Charlottesville Violence

The American Psychological Association has many resources available for the media and the public in covering and dealing with the aftermath of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.







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