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Article ID: 690120

Most PA Students Tobacco-Free, but Vaping and Cigarette Use Still a Concern

Penn State College of Medicine

Most of Pennsylvania’s high school and middle school students are tobacco-free, but the use of cigarettes and their digital counterpart, e-cigarettes, is still a cause for concern, according to Penn State researchers.

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26-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 677541

Improving Family-Based Communication for LGBTQ Youth, What Women Want, Romantic Relationship Buffer, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

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The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

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23-Feb-2018 3:35 PM EST
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Article ID: 690052

Study Shows Teen Attitudes on Drinking Can be Changed in as Little as 40 Seconds

American University

New research from an American University professor finds that teen attitudes towards drinking can be changed with the help of a short public service announcement.

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23-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689776

Laws Banning Hand-Held Cellphone Calls More Effective Than Texting Bans for Teen Drivers

Nationwide Children's Hospital

A new study led by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital used data from a national survey to examine the effectiveness of state-level cellphone laws in decreasing teens’ use of cellphones while driving. The study, done in conjunction with researchers from West Virginia University and the University of Minnesota, and published today in Journal of Adolescent Health, looked at state-level cellphone laws and differences in both texting and hand-held cellphone conversations among teen drivers across four years.

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19-Feb-2018 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 689874

HHS Region VI Summit at UT Southwestern Targets Strategies to Combat Opioid Crisis

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center today for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the nation’s $78 billion opioid crisis.

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20-Feb-2018 4:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 689779

Study Shows Letting Kids Sip and Taste Alcohol Is a Risky Behavior

University at Buffalo

Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo psychologist. The findings contradict the common belief that letting kids sip and taste alcoholic drinks is harmless, and might even help to promote responsible drinking later in life.

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19-Feb-2018 2:15 PM EST
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    15-Feb-2018 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 689466

Study of Smoking and Genetics Illuminates Complexities of Blood Pressure

Washington University in St. Louis

Analyzing the genetics and smoking habits of more than half a million people has shed new light on the complexities of controlling blood pressure, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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13-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689613

Alzheimer's Drug Repairs Brain Damage After Alcohol Binges In Rodents

Duke Health

A drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease could offer clues on how drugs might one day be able to reverse brain changes that affect learning and memory in teens and young adults who binge drink.

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15-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689506

Heroin Vaccine Blocks Lethal Overdose

Scripps Research Institute

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug.

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13-Feb-2018 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689461

Circulating Lipids Play Roles in Many Diseases

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Cholesterol in muscular dystrophy; synergy between alcohol and hepatitis in cholesterol levels; bacterial lipids in healthy arteries.

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13-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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