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Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes May Be More Likely to Begin Smoking

Among high school students in Los Angeles, those who had ever used electronic cigarettes were more likely to report initiation of smokable (“combustible”) tobacco (such as cigarettes, cigars, and hookah) use over the next year compared with...
14-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Study Compares Heparin to Warfarin for Treatment of Blood Clots in Patients with Cancer

Among patients with active cancer and acute symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE; blood clots in the deep veins), the use of the low molecular-weight heparin tinzaparin daily for 6 months compared with warfarin did not significantly reduce...
14-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy Decreases PTSD Symptom Severity Among Veterans

In a randomized trial that included veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those who received mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy showed greater improvement in self-reported PTSD symptom severity, although the average improvement...
30-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Progress Has Been Made in Reducing Rates of Violence in U.S.; Overall Numbers Remain High

Even though homicide and assault rates have decreased in the U.S. in recent years, the number of these and other types of violent acts remains high, according to a report in the August 4 issue of JAMA, a violence/human rights theme issue. The...
30-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Emergency Department Intervention Does Not Reduce Heavy Drinking or Partner Violence

A brief motivational intervention delivered during an emergency department visit did not improve outcomes for women with heavy drinking involved in abusive relationships, according to a study in the August 4 issue of JAMA, a violence/human rights...
30-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Intervention to Screen Women for Partner Violence Does Not Improve Health Outcomes

Screening women for partner violence and providing a resource list did not influence the number of hospitalizations, emergency department, or outpatient care visits compared with women only receiving a resource list or receiving no intervention over...
30-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

One-Fourth of Female Sex Workers in Northern Mexican Cities Enter Sex Trade As Minors

More than 1 in 4 female sex workers in the northern Mexico cities of Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez reported entering the sex trade as minors, and entering the sex trade as an adolescent vs as an adult was associated with a greater risk for HIV...
30-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Rates of Death, Hospitalizations and Expenditures Decrease for Medicare Patients

Among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries age 65 years or older, all-cause mortality and hospitalization rates, along with inpatient expenditures per beneficiary, decreased from 1999 to 2013, according to a study in the July 28 issue of JAMA, a...
24-Jul-2015 7:45 AM EDT

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