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    16-Nov-2018 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703460

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Causes Asthma Symptoms in Child Allergic to Cannabis

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

New research shows it’s possible for both children and adults with uncontrolled asthma to find their symptoms worsening due to cannabis allergy and exposure to marijuana smoke.

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8-Nov-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704103

An Overdue First Step; Immediate Follow-up Needed

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In response to today’s shocking data from the CDC documenting a 78 percent increase e-cigarette use among high schoolers and a 48 percent increase among middle schoolers, the FDA is finally taking concrete action to regulate tobacco products. The American Thoracic Society strongly supports the initial announcement, but more concrete action is needed.

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15-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704068

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg American Health Initiative Releases Special Public Health Reports Supplement

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

With U.S. life expectancy now on the decline for two consecutive years, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative is releasing a supplement to Public Health Reports, the scholarly journal of the U.S. Surgeon General. The supplement includes a series of special articles addressing five of the most complex and urgent health challenges facing the United States, specifically: addiction and overdose, violence, obesity and the food system, environmental challenges, and risks to adolescent health.

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15-Nov-2018 11:10 AM EST

Article ID: 704070

FDA restrictions on e-cigarettes important step to protect the health of youth

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds new actions announced today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit the sale of most flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to age-restricted locations and require age-verification for online sales to lower the use of these products in children. In addition, the FDA plans to restrict the marketing of these products toward youth.

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15-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703790

Social Support Networks Help Motivate Changes among Alcohol-Impaired Drivers

Research Society on Alcoholism

Automobile crashes related to driving while intoxicated (DWI) account for approximately 30 percent of fatal crashes, and 10,000 deaths annually. Social support – defined as emotional, informational, or instrumental help from individuals' social networks – can be helpful to individuals recovering from alcohol use disorders (AUDs). However, it is unclear what impact social support may have on reducing the risk of recidivism of alcohol-impaired driving. This study examined the role of social support in motivating individuals with histories of DWI arrests to reduce their alcohol use.

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12-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 703360

Best of Meeting Abstract: Tobacco Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients With Fibromyalgia

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Patients with fibromyalgia who use tobacco products are at greater risk for cognitive impairment and other symptoms that affect quality of life, according to the results of a study from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MI.

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12-Nov-2018 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704002

Mayo Clinic receives National Cancer Institute grant to help cancer patients quit tobacco

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has received a supplemental grant from the National Cancer Institute to ensure that all cancer patients who use tobacco have access to treatment for their tobacco use.

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14-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

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