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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 »

Youth get cigarettes and alcohol from friends and family
Youth get cigarettes and alcohol from friends and family October 12, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A survey conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that a majority of those underage students in Ontario who smoke or drink are getting cigarettes and alcohol from a friend or family member. Youth and cigarettes ... Read More »

Feelings for foetus may vary smoking amount
Feelings for foetus may vary smoking amount August 15, 2013 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A small new study suggests that pregnant smokers with low scores on a scale that rates emotional attachment to their fetuses may be inclined to smoke more than pregnant smokers who feel more attached to their future babies. “It would ... Read More »

Every 10 tobacco ad sightings boost teens’ risk of starting to smoke by almost 40 percent
Every 10 tobacco ad sightings boost teens’ risk of starting to smoke by almost 40 percent July 1, 2013 (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Tobacco ads really do persuade teens to take up smoking, with every 10 sightings boosting the risk by almost 40 per cent, reveals research published in the online only journal BMJ Open. The researchers base their findings on over 1300 ten ... Read More »

More than one in five parents believe they have little influences in preventing teens from using illicit substances
More than one in five parents believe they have little influences in preventing teens from using illicit substances June 16, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new report indicates that more than one in five parents of teens aged 12 to 17 (22.3 percent) think what they say has little influence on whether or not their child uses illicit substances, tobacco, or alcohol. This report ... Read More »

Aggressive behaviour linked specifically to secondhand smoke exposure in childhood
Aggressive behaviour linked specifically to secondhand smoke exposure in childhood June 8, 2013 (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke in early childhood are more likely to grow up to physically aggressive and antisocial, regardless of whether they were exposed during pregnancy or their parents have a history of being antisocial, according to ... Read More »

Vitamin C may head off lung problems in babies born to pregnant smokers
Vitamin C may head off lung problems in babies born to pregnant smokers May 16, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women are advised not to smoke during pregnancy because it can harm the baby’s lungs and lead to wheezing and asthma, among other problems. If a woman absolutely can’t kick the habit, taking vitamin C during pregnancy may improve ... Read More »

Secondhand smoke presents greater threat to teen girls than boys
Secondhand smoke presents greater threat to teen girls than boys May 5, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

When teenage girls are exposed to secondhand smoke at home, they tend to have lower levels of the “good” form of cholesterol that reduces heart disease risk, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of ... Read More »







 
 
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