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Article ID: 698726

Exercise Can Help Beat Cocaine Addiction, Study Finds

University at Buffalo

Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction, according to new research led by the University at Buffalo’s Panayotis (Peter) Thanos, PhD.

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8-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698654

FAU Scientist Receives $708,044 from Florida Department of Health for Cancer Metastasis Research

Florida Atlantic University

A leading scientist has been working to identify what contributes to the ability of tumor cells to move through the body and find other places to “set up shop.” He has identified a number of enzymes that he believes are responsible for this process and is working to develop novel compounds to slow down this spreading aspect of cancer.

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8-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698541

Tobacco Is Marketed More Heavily in Milwaukee’s Minority Neighborhoods, Study Finds

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Tobacco products in Milwaukee are more aggressively marketed in stores in African-American and Latino neighborhoods than in white ones, according to a study led by a public health researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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3-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698519

Safety Claims up in smoke: Hookah smoking creates cardiovascular risks equal to cigarettes

UCLA School of Nursing

A new study from the UCLA School of Nursing published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that just a half-hour of hookah smoking resulted in the development of cardiovascular risk factors similar to what has been seen with traditional cigarette smoking.

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2-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698414

Mother’s teenage smoking habit is key risk factor for low-birth-weight baby, UCI-led study finds

University of California, Irvine

Of all the risk factors associated with low birth weight, a mother’s teenage smoking habit is by far the strongest observed, according to a recent study led by Jennifer B. Kane, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Babies born weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces are more susceptible to physical and cognitive difficulties later in life, resulting in socioeconomic disadvantages that can be transmitted across generations.

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1-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698202

UCI awarded $9M grant to determine the long-term effects of cannabis on adolescents and study the impact of cannabis across the lifespan

University of California, Irvine

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, a 4-year, $9 million grant aimed at determining the long-term impact of cannabis exposure on the adolescent brain.

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30-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697973

Tobacco Regulation Advocates Get Support from Medical Professional Organizations in Court Filing

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The American Thoracic Society led 10 medical professional organizations in filing an amicus brief last week regarding the FDA’s failure to apply pre-market review to new tobacco products. The brief was submitted in support of the American Academy of Pediatrics and its co-plaintiffs and outlines the compelling data indicating that the FDA’s failure to act harms children.

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25-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697630

$3M Grant Supports Rutgers Initiative to Study Tobacco 21 Laws

Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers researchers, with the aid of a new $3 million National Cancer Institute grant, will be studying the effectiveness of Tobacco 21 laws in the hopes of helping determine how tobacco control policies aimed at young people can be strengthened to improve their health and avoid untimely deaths due to tobacco-related illness.

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19-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697140

Alarming Trend Shows First-Time Smoking Among Young Adults

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Millennials living more dangerously and settling down later could be creating a new generation of addicted smokers and e-cigarette users, according to the surprising results of research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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9-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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