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June 17, 2019

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Involvement of Prescription Opioids in Fatal Car Crashes Climbs Sevenfold

The percentage of fatally injured drivers who tested positive for prescription opioids rose sevenfold from 1 percent in 1995 to over 7 percent in 2015, according to a new American ... read more

Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking May Be Overstated, Study Finds

The benefits of light alcohol consumption, as well as the risks associated with not drinking at all, might not be as great as previously thought, according to researchers who examined the drinking ... read more

Animal Study Shows Harmful Effects of Secondhand Smoke Even Before Pregnancy

Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke -- even before conception -- appears to have a lingering impact that can later impair the brain development of ... read more

Early Childhood Household Smoke Exposure Predicts Later Delinquency and Dropout Risk at Age 12

The more children are exposed to household tobacco smoke in early childhood, the greater their risk of adopting antisocial behavior toward others, ... read more
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Pre-Qualifying Education and Training Helps Health Workers Tackle Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) could be tackled more effectively by giving healthcare students wider and more practical education and training in identifying and responding to the 'warning ... read more

Visible Public Health Leadership Needed to Boost Vaccine Coverage

Public health experts are calling for local directors of public health to provide visible leadership to address the recent systematic deterioration of vaccine coverage ... read more

Child Deaths in Brazil Fall Following Comprehensive Smoking Ban

Child deaths have fallen in Brazil following complete smoking bans in public places, according to a new ... read more

New Recommendations for Stroke Systems of Care to Improve Patient Outcomes

To translate advances in scientific knowledge and innovations in stroke care into improvements in patient outcomes, comprehensive stroke systems of care must be in place to facilitate optimal stroke ... read more

OxyContin Reformulation to Curb Opioid Abuse Led to Hepatitis C Surge, Study Finds

Public health officials have blamed the shift from prescription opioids to injectable heroin as a cause of the rise in hepatitis C cases. A new study provides the best evidence to date that ... read more

Low-Income, Rural Kids at Higher Risk for Second Or Third-Hand Smoke Exposure

Infants and toddlers in low-income, rural areas may be at higher risk for second- and third-hand smoke than previously reported, according to new ... read more

Key to Lifelong Heart Health Is Childhood Intervention

Evolving evidence shows that heart healthy habits in adults are rooted in the environments we live in in early childhood, representing a window of opportunity in young children to focus on health ... read more

Students in Health Enrichment Programs Benefit from Early Team-Based Exposure

A study provides new evidence that early exposure to multiple health disciplines in pipeline programs targeting underserved/underrepresented students interested in health professions reduces the ... read more

Parent Educational Tools on Pain Relief Help Reduce Babies' Vaccination Distress

Information provided to new parents in hospital about how to alleviate pain for their babies during vaccination resulted in more frequent use of pain interventions at future infant ... read more

Boosting Emotional Intelligence in Physicians Can Protect Against Burnout

An educational curriculum for resident physicians improves their emotional intelligence, which may help protect against burnout, according to a new ... read more

Are Pet Owners Abusing Animals to Get Opioids?

Veterinarians in Colorado are concerned that some of their clients may have intentionally hurt their pets in the hopes of receiving prescription painkillers, according to a recent ... read more

Sensory-Based Food Education Encourages Children to Eat Vegetables, Berries and Fruit

Sensory-based food education given to 3-5 year-old children in the kindergarten increases their willingness to choose vegetables, berries and fruit, according to a new study. Sensory-based food ... read more

UNICEF 'Muted' on Tobacco Control for Children

The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children's rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003 until at least 2016, during which time UNICEF's focus on children's ... read more

Almost 100 Million Adults Have COPD in China

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is widespread in China with 8.6 percent of the country's adult population -- almost 100 million people -- suffering from the chronic lung disease, ... read more

More Americans Aware of Growing Problem of Opioid Addiction

A new survey reveals the number of Americans who see opioid addiction as a significant issue for their community today is up significantly over just two years ago. Forty-three percent of Americans ... read more

Fewer Americans Think Smoking a Pack a Day Poses a Great Health Risk

About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a new ... read more

States With Strong Tobacco Control Measures Have Fewer E-Cigarette Users

States with robust tobacco control policies and regulations, such as smoke free air laws and taxes on cigarettes, not only have fewer cigarette users but also fewer e-cigarette users, according to ... read more

Almost All Adolescents in an Economically Disadvantaged Urban Population Exposed to Tobacco Smoke

Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco ... read more

Increasing Public Awareness Is Vital in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases

Public awareness campaigns on spotting the signs and symptoms of infectious diseases and how to prevent them, play a key role in helping to stop the spread of such infections, a new ... read more

E-Cigarettes: Harm Reduction or ‘gateway’ to New Smokers?

Smoking is an issue that has been at the heart of public health concerns for decades, with many efforts to restrict tobacco sales, tax cigarettes and sometimes hard-hitting campaigns to get people to ... read more

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