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Exposure to National Tobacco Education Campaign Increased Intentions to Quit Smoking

A national tobacco education campaign, launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, featuring graphic, testimonial-style advertisements increased intentions to quit smoking, according to a study by RTI International.
26-May-2015 3:40 PM EDT

Text Messaging Reduces Pain Medicine Requirements During Surgery

Patients who text messaged a stranger just before minor surgeries required less supplemental pain relief than patients receiving standard therapy or distraction techniques, according to a recently published study conducted by researchers at RTI...
27-Apr-2015 10:00 AM EDT

RTI International to Test PTSD Treatment for U.S. Service Members

RTI International is leading a study on a medical procedure that offers the potential for fast-acting symptom relief for U.S. service members with PTSD.
14-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

One-Third of College STEM Majors Switch Fields by Graduation

About a quarter of high performing students who began pursuing a bachelor's degree between 2003 and 2009 declared a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) major; however, nearly a third of these students had transferred out of STEM fields...
2-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Study Shows Electronic Cigarette Vapors Contain Toxins and Have the Potential to Be a Public Health Concern


On the heels of the Federal Drug Administration's (FDA) second public workshop to explore the public health considerations associated with e-cigarettes, nonprofit research organization RTI International released a new research paper "Exhaled...
12-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults Over 30 to Rise 27 Percent by 2030


The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) will rise in the United States, according to a new report led by RTI International and published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases during March's National Kidney Month
2-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EST

Teens Likely to Combine Multiple Forms of Tobacco, Study Finds

Teens who use tobacco products are likely to use more than one product, including e-cigarettes, hookahs and pipes, and smokeless tobacco, according to a new study by RTI International.
6-Feb-2015 10:30 AM EST

Patient Preferences Considered for the First Time in FDA Decision to Approve First-of-Kind Obesity Device

RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS), a business unit of RTI International, partnered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to conduct a study on patients' preferences which contributed to the Agency's regulatory decision to approve the Maestro...
29-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

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