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Knee-jerk vaping bans will fail public health, experts argue

Ohio State University

Bans and other policies restricting e-cigarette sales could do more public harm than good, according to a group of public-health, tobacco-policy and ethics experts.

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9-Dec-2019 4:30 PM EST
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Newswise: New Report Shows Dramatic Health Benefits Following Air Pollution Reduction
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New Report Shows Dramatic Health Benefits Following Air Pollution Reduction

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Dec. 6, 2019 – Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to findings in “Health Benefits of Air Pollution Reduction,” new research published in the American Thoracic Society’s journal, Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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26-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Nearly one-third of participants drop out of psychosocial substance use disorder treatments

Nearly one-third of participants drop out of psychosocial substance use disorder treatments

University of Alabama at Birmingham

People who abuse cigarettes, alcohol and/or heroin are less likely to drop out of a substance use disorder treatment than those who are addicted to cocaine, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The study found that approximately 30 percent of participants in psychosocial substance use disorder treatments do not finish the programs. This is the first time a study of this kind has been published.

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5-Dec-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Prenatal and Early Life Exposure to Multiple Air Pollutants Increases Odds of Toddler Allergies

Prenatal and Early Life Exposure to Multiple Air Pollutants Increases Odds of Toddler Allergies

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows a significant association between multiple prenatal and early life exposures to indoor pollutants and the degree of allergic sensitivity in 2-year-olds.

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5-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST
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Pot While Pregnant: UNLV Medicine Doctors Urge Caution

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes, according to a new study from a team of UNLV Medicine doctors.

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2-Dec-2019 12:10 PM EST
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Newswise: To Meet HIV World Health Goals, TB Must Also Be Reduced
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