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Article ID: 718919

Flavoring Ingredient Exceeds Safety Levels in E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco

Duke Health

A potential carcinogen that has been banned as a food additive is present in concerningly high levels in electronic cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, according to a new study from Duke Health.

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12-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Most American adults do not know that HPV causes oral, anal, and penile cancers
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Article ID: 718935

Most American adults do not know that HPV causes oral, anal, and penile cancers

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

More than 70% of U.S. adults are unaware that human papillomavirus (HPV) causes anal, penile, and oral cancers, according to an analysis led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) published in the current issue of JAMA Pediatrics.

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13-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718740

High Social Support Associated with Less Violence Among Male Teens in Urban Neighborhoods

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

UPMC Children's Hospital researchers find that the presence of adult social support is linked to less violence among at-risk teen boys.

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10-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 718778

How Caring Text Messages Can Prevent Suicide

University of Washington School of Medicine

For Suicide Awareness Day, Amanda Kerbrat, a research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is teaching health care providers how to implement a simple but powerful tool to prevent suicide: caring contacts. Caring contacts are messages of support to show someone you care about their well-being. This simple intervention builds on the work of Jerome Motto, a World War II soldier who became a psychiatrist and researcher. He used caring letters to conduct the first successful clinical trial to reduce suicide deaths.

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10-Sep-2019 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718736

Multicomponent Home-Based Treatments Improve Mobility in Older Adults After Hip Fracture

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Each year more than 260,000 older Americans are hospitalized for hip fractures, a debilitating injury that can severely and permanently impact mobility. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) studied two types of home-based interventions and discovered that these treatments are effective in helping individuals regain their ability to walk, but not enough to do every day functions like crossing the street.

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10-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718698

Pain Relief Without Opioids

Rush University Medical Center

Results of a recent study suggest that using an alternative MMA regimen of the pain relievers oral acetaminophen and gabapentin, as well as intravenous acetaminophen during surgery, is safe and more effective than conventional pain relief treatments that include opioids. The results were published in the print issue of JAMA on Sept. 1.

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9-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718511

Using a Wearable Device to Exercise More? Add Competition to Improve Results

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A clinical trial using a behaviorally designed gamification program found competition worked better than support or collaboration to increase daily step counts

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5-Sep-2019 11:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718521

For Better Adult Mental and Relational Health, Boost Positive Childhood Experiences

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Positive childhood experiences, such as supportive family interactions, caring relationships with friends, and connections in the community, are associated with reductions in chances of adult depression and poor mental health

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5-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718617

Minority Students Still Underrepresented in Medical Schools

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

While numbers of black and Hispanic physicians have increased, Penn study shows the physician workforce does not represent the shifting demographics of the U.S. population.

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6-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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