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Baby, we’ve come a long way in measuring lung function
Baby, we’ve come a long way in measuring lung function January 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international team of researchers has developed a simple, non-invasive way to measure the impact of smoking during pregnancy on babies’ lung development. Previously, measuring these effects required sedating the baby, inflating its lungs with a pump and then squeezing ... Read More »

E-cigarettes surpass tobacco cigarettes among teens
E-cigarettes surpass tobacco cigarettes among teens December 28, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In 2014, more teens use e-cigarettes than traditional, tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product—the first time a U.S. national study shows that teen use of e-cigarettes surpasses use of tobacco cigarettes. These findings come from the University of Michigan’s ... Read More »

Youth tobacco smoking in Poland surges in step with electronic cigarette use
Youth tobacco smoking in Poland surges in step with electronic cigarette use November 3, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New study shows why tobacco industry investing millions in e-cigarettes. A new study showing a major increase in the dual use of electronic and smoked tobacco cigarettes among Polish teenagers should ring alarm bells about the health risks electronic cigarettes ... Read More »

Project to help pregnant women quit smoking
Project to help pregnant women quit smoking July 8, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who smoke and want to quit will receive personalised, ongoing support through a new pilot project. Dr Mai Frandsen has just received a $95,000 Fellowship, awarded by Cancer Council Tasmania, in partnership with the University of Tasmania’s Faculty ... Read More »

Brain changes are associated with casual marijuana links in young adults
Brain changes are associated with casual marijuana links in young adults May 10, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week, according to a study published April 16 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings ... Read More »

Financial Incentives Help Economically-Disadvantaged Pregnant Smokers Quit
Financial Incentives Help Economically-Disadvantaged Pregnant Smokers Quit May 4, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Smoking during pregnancy – particularly among economically-disadvantaged women – leads to a host of poor pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, preterm birth, SIDS, and additional adverse effects later in life. Without a formal treatment intervention, women in this population continue to ... Read More »

Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors
Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors April 25, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity—the most “feminine” girls and the most “masculine” boys—are significantly more likely than their peers to engage in behaviours that pose cancer risks, according to a new study led ... Read More »

Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease
Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease April 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High-quality early childhood development programs with health care and nutritional components can help prevent or delay the onset of adult chronic disease, according to a new study by Nobel laureate economist James Heckman and researchers at the University of Chicago, ... Read More »

Public smoking bans reduce preterm births and child hospital visits
Public smoking bans reduce preterm births and child hospital visits April 4, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The introduction of laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has been quickly followed by large drops in rates of preterm births and children attending hospital for asthma, according to the first systematic review ... Read More »

E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction
E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction March 12, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new UC San Francisco study. In the first analysis of the relationship between e-cigarette ... Read More »







 
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