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Article ID: 702245

1 in 4 @JUULvapor Tweeps is Underage, a #PublicHealth Concern

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

E-cigarette brand JUUL’s Twitter handle is attracting adolescents to the point that at least a quarter of its followers appear to be under age 18. Many of these minors – to whom it is illegal to sell nicotine-delivery products – are retweeting JUUL’s messages, amplifying its advertisements.

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16-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702446

Infectious Disease Consultation Significantly Reduces Mortality of Patients with Bloodstream Yeast Infections

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Rachael Lee, M.D.In a retrospective cohort study conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Infectious Diseases, patients with candidemia — a yeast infection in the bloodstream — had more positive outcomes as they relate to mortality when infectious disease consultation, or IDC, occurred during their hospital stay.

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18-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702358

Protecting Coal Miners From Black Lung Disease

West Virginia University

In a report published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, West Virginia University researcher Michael McCawley and his colleagues pinpoint shortcomings in how miners’ exposure to respirable coal-mine dust is monitored. Inhaling this dust over time leads to black lung disease.

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18-Oct-2018 8:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 702354

Case Western Reserve Researchers Cure Drug-Resistant Infections without Antibiotics

Case Western Reserve University

Biochemists, microbiologists, drug discovery experts and infectious disease doctors have teamed up in a new study that shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis in mice. Instead of killing causative bacteria with antibiotics, researchers treated infected mice with molecules that block toxin formation in bacteria. Every treated mouse survived. The breakthrough study, published in Scientific Reports, suggests infections in humans might be cured the same way.

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17-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702339

Texas Biomed Scientists Researching Ebola-Malaria Connection

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Texas Biomed researchers – in collaboration with the University of Iowa – are trying to find out how malarial infections impact people exposed to Ebola virus. Both diseases are endemic in that region.

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17-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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    17-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702234

Health People Report: New York City Diabetes-Related Foot Amputations Increased 55% in Eight Years

Health People

A startling report from Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute, to be released at a press conference at the City Hall steps on Wednesday, October 17th, reveals that New York City diabetes-related foot amputations have soared 55% in eight years.

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15-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702274

Religious Leaders’ Support May Be Key to Modern Contraception Use

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Women in Nigeria whose clerics extol the benefits of family planning were significantly more likely to adopt modern contraceptive methods, new research suggests, highlighting the importance of engaging religious leaders to help increase the country’s stubbornly low uptake of family planning services.

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16-Oct-2018 10:20 AM EDT

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