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Menthol limits: Ban could close vaping escape hatch for smokers

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:51

Millions of people have been able to quit or cut back on smoking by switching to electronic cigarettes. A 2014 consumer survey of adult e-cigarette users found that approximately 61 percent cited fruit-, dessert-, candy-, savory- and beverage-flavored liquids as their primary flavor, while just 25 percent cited tobacco or menthol tobacco.

Louisiana Senator Cassidy at center of Trump's Obamacare repeal maelstrom

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:20

Another attempt, another stalled action to pare the bad aspects of the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act . Another attempt, another stalled action to pare the bad aspects of the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act .

Scientists identify gene variations that determine lifespan

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 05:23

Sixteen gene variations linked to life expectancy, of which 14 are newly discovered, have been recently identified by specialists. They also revealed three genes whose low expression in the brain is linked with longevity.

Rising Premiums and Destabilized Insurance Markets to Come? What to Expect Post-"Skinny Repeal" Vote

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 17:07

Dr. Joel Shalowitz , professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, believes two potential outcomes of the failed "skinny" Obamacare repeal might destabilize the markets. "President Trump can accelerate his previous recommendation to be very lax about enforcement of the insurance mandate," Shalowitz said.

The 16 genetic markers that can cut a life story short

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 13:15

Why do some of us live longer than others? While the environment in which we live, including our socio-economic status or the food we eat, plays the biggest part, about 20 to 30% of the variation in human lifespan comes down to our genome. Changes in particular locations in our DNA sequence, such as single-nucleotide polymorphisms , could therefore hold some of the keys to our longevity.

E-Cigarettes Vs. Pharmacotherapy: Why Nicotine Is Helping More Americans Quit Smoking

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 20:00

Cigarette smoking habits have been declining in the United States over the past decade. Prevention efforts, anti-smoking laws, a hike in cigarette taxes, and research on smoking and health risks have led the country's smoking rate to reach a record low of 15.1 percent .

New U.S. Surgeon General-to-Be Jerome Adams Can Combat Childhood Obesity

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:10

Jerome Adams, the Indiana health commissioner and an anesthesiologist, is on track to become the next U.S. surgeon general. His nomination by President Donald Trump has received both Democratic and Republican support, thanks to his handling of an HIV/AIDS outbreak in Indiana and his work combating the opioid abuse epidemic.

Study: Yoga helps back pain among veterans

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 16:46

In a study including 150 military veterans with chronic low back pain, researcher Dr. Erik J. Groessl and his team from the VA San Diego Healthcare System found that veterans who completed a 12-week yoga program had better scores on a disability questionnaire, improved pain intensity scores, and a decline in opioid use. Groessl is a researcher with the VA San Diego Healthcare System and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Response by Chatterȷee et al to Letter Regarding Article,...

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:41

From Division of Preventive Medicine and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine , Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston . From Division of Preventive Medicine and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine , Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston .

Scientist says drinking coffee could lead to longer life

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:19

People who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who didn't drink coffee. This association was even stronger for those who drank two to three cups a day - 18 percent reduced the chance of death.

Rahul Roychoudhuri awarded prestigious Lister Prize

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:46

The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine has selected Babraham Institute group leader, Dr Rahul Roychoudhuri, to receive a Lister Institute Research Prize Fellowship. The 200,000 prize aims to 'make a real difference' to biomedical research by supporting outstanding young independent researchers.

Meet the First Authors [Meet the First Authors]

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:17

Yiqiang Zhan is a PhD student in the Molecular Aging Epidemiology group under the supervision of Dr Sara HA gg at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He earned his MD in Preventive Medicine from Shandong University and MS in Epidemiology from Fudan University.

Study After Study Finds Latinos Have a Strong Affinity for Social Biking

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 16:28

Most people find it pleasant to bike with people they know. But there's growing evidence that Latino Americans are particularly interested in social biking.

Many hold mistaken beliefs about reducing risks of cigarette smoking

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:51

Mistaken beliefs about behaviors that could reduce the risks of cigarette smoking are most common among those most vulnerable to the harmful effects of smoking, U.S. researchers say. "It is important for the public to understand that the harms of smoking cannot be reduced except by quitting," Annette R. Kaufman from the National Cancer Institute's Tobacco Control Research Branch in Rockville, Maryland, told Reuters Health by email.

Study links maternal obesity during pregnancy to behavioral problems in boys

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 01:32

Maternal obesity and child neurodevelopmental problems have both increased in the U.S. and scientists have suggested a possible link. A new study has found that the heavier mothers were when they entered pregnancy, the higher the risk of behavior problems for their sons.

Coffee Drinkers Seem to Live Longer, According to Researchers

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:07

Studies have found that people who frequently enjoy a cup of joe could live longer lives, according to researchers at the University of Southern California. "We cannot say drinking coffee will prolong your life, but we see an association," said Veronica W. Setiawan, associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and lead author of a new study, which will be published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine .

Social activity and relationship changes experienced by people with...

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 03:40

Correspondence: Dr S Braaf, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia. E-mail: sandra.braaf@monash.edu The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of bowel and bladder dysfunction on social activities and relationships in people with spinal cord injury living in the community.

Thursday on Lake Effect: 'Jonathan Unleashed,' From ER to Functional Medicine, Carmel Mikol

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:34

Award-winning novelist Meg Rosoff shares her latest novel on the realities of adulthood, "Jonathan Unleashed." Later, a local former emergency room physicians talks about the transformation of his career, as he now specializes in preventive medicine.

Gun Purchases for Self-Defense Skyrocket

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:01

Lynn K. of Franklin, Tennessee, had a pretty scary experience recently. "I was driving home at night from Lawrenceburg when there was a fake policeman attempting to pull cars over to rob and assault the drivers," she says.

Vietnam: Infirmaries in HCMC alert to dengue shock

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 13:43

The city's Department of Preventive Medicine said that last week, the city reported 339 dengue cases, up by 40 percent compared to the average number in four weeks of 246 ca. In Children Hospital No.1, over 70 children are hospitalized due to dengue every week.

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