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New WHO report focuses on raising taxes on tobacco, stamping out tobacco epidemic

New WHO report focuses on raising taxes on tobacco, stamping out tobacco epidemic

Too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. They therefore miss out on a proven, low-cost measure to curb demand for tobacco, save lives and generate funds for stronger health services, according to the "WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2015". [More]
Study explores link between medical marijuana ads and youth behavior

Study explores link between medical marijuana ads and youth behavior

Adolescents who saw advertising for medical marijuana were more likely to either report using marijuana or say they planned to use the substance in the future, according to a new RAND Corporation study. [More]
Mortality rates vary depending on socioeconomic differences among areas in Europe

Mortality rates vary depending on socioeconomic differences among areas in Europe

For a number of years now, scientific literature has questioned whether mortality rates depend on socioeconomic differences among the population. Recently, a new study carried out in 15 European cities - including Barcelona and Madrid - detected inequalities for the majority of causes, concluding that higher levels of poverty are associated with higher mortality rates and there is a great deal of variation among areas. [More]
1 in 4 people with histories of nicotine use, substance abuse likely to use opioid painkillers long-term

1 in 4 people with histories of nicotine use, substance abuse likely to use opioid painkillers long-term

Opioid painkiller addiction and accidental overdoses have become far too common across the United States. To try to identify who is most at risk, Mayo Clinic researchers studied how many patients prescribed an opioid painkiller for the first time progressed to long-term prescriptions. The answer: 1 in 4. People with histories of tobacco use and substance abuse were likeliest to use opioid painkillers long-term. [More]
New study sheds light on the effects of marijuana on weight gain in young adults

New study sheds light on the effects of marijuana on weight gain in young adults

While cannabis alters the functions of neurobiological circuits controlling appetite, its effect on weight gain is complex since several factors appear to be involved, says Didier Jutras-Aswad, University of Montreal professor and researcher at the CHUM Research Centre. "It is known - and often reported by users - that cannabis causes temporary increase in appetite. [More]
Moffitt Cancer Center awarded $3.6 million NIH grant to study use of e-cigarettes

Moffitt Cancer Center awarded $3.6 million NIH grant to study use of e-cigarettes

Moffitt Cancer Center received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, over the next five years. [More]
Fraser Communications wins another 3-year contract for First 5 California campaigns

Fraser Communications wins another 3-year contract for First 5 California campaigns

Fraser Communications, which has designed award-winning campaigns the past six years for First 5 California, won another 3-year contract with the government organization to promote child brain development, early literacy, healthy nutrition, and other critical information for parents of young children. [More]

Leading doctors and academics call on Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel companies

Over 50 leading doctors and academics including Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, have signed an open letter published in The Guardian today calling on the Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel companies. [More]
Alabama scientists show how phytochemical in magnolia works against head and neck cancers

Alabama scientists show how phytochemical in magnolia works against head and neck cancers

Magnolias are prized for their large, colorful, fragrant flowers. Does the attractive, showy tree also harbor a potent cancer fighter? [More]
ASH: President Obama, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador have opportunity to curb tobacco epidemic forever

ASH: President Obama, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador have opportunity to curb tobacco epidemic forever

President Obama and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Froman have the opportunity to curb the tobacco epidemic forever. [More]
Current tobacco control policies are softening the smoking population, shows UCSF study

Current tobacco control policies are softening the smoking population, shows UCSF study

Smokeless tobacco and, more recently, e-cigarettes have been promoted as a harm reduction strategy for smokers who are "unable or unwilling to quit." [More]
Despite FDA ban, flavored cigarettes still available for purchase over the Internet

Despite FDA ban, flavored cigarettes still available for purchase over the Internet

Think clove cigarettes are so six years ago? A new study from Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) researchers finds that despite a federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban in 2009, flavored cigarettes are still available for purchase over the Internet and are popular search targets. [More]
'Virtual-reality' therapy can reduce people's craving for alcohol, new study suggests

'Virtual-reality' therapy can reduce people's craving for alcohol, new study suggests

A form of 'virtual-reality' therapy may help people with alcohol dependence reduce their craving for alcohol, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, come from a small study of just 10 patients. [More]
Teenagers uncertain about the harmful effects of marijuana or e-cigarettes

Teenagers uncertain about the harmful effects of marijuana or e-cigarettes

Teenagers are very familiar with the risks of smoking cigarettes, but are much less sure whether marijuana or e-cigarettes are harmful, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. [More]
Climate change poses medical emergency, threatens 50 years of gains in global health

Climate change poses medical emergency, threatens 50 years of gains in global health

Climate change is a “medical emergency” says Commission author, but tackling it could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century [More]

Despite Georgia's Smokefree Air Act, many restaurants and bars allow smoking

Despite the passage of Georgia's Smokefree Air Act in 2005, the number of restaurants and bars that allow smoking has doubled in recent years, according to researchers at Georgia State University's School of Public Health. [More]
Study explores effects of household smoking on children's later weight gain

Study explores effects of household smoking on children's later weight gain

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age, reveal researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre. "We suspect the statistics we've established linking childhood obesity to exposure to parents' smoking may underestimate the effect due to parents under reporting the amount they smoked out of shame," explained Professor Linda Pagani, who led the study. [More]
New study analyses how policy actions affect tobacco consumption among Spanish women

New study analyses how policy actions affect tobacco consumption among Spanish women

Cigarette prices and images on cigarette packets have an impact on women in terms of continuing to smoke or quitting. In fact, less educated women are more responsive to pictorial labels on cigarette packets, as revealed by a study that has analysed, for the first time, the generation differences among female smokers, a group which, despite policy measures, has not stopped growing. [More]
Compass Group USA wins Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award

Compass Group USA wins Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award

Compass Group USA was named as a 2015 National Business Group on Health Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging their associates and families to maintain healthy lifestyles. [More]
Identifying obstructive coronary artery disease in women: an interview with Dr. Ladapo, NYU School of Medicine

Identifying obstructive coronary artery disease in women: an interview with Dr. Ladapo, NYU School of Medicine

A recent study presented at the American College of Cardiology 64th Annual Scientific Meeting evaluated the impact of an age, sex, and gene expression score on clinical decision-making and the rate of further cardiac evaluation in symptomatic female patients suggestive of CAD in the outpatient setting. [More]
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