Here’s why preventive care should be a priorityA Cleveland Clinic study examines the mortality burden of modifiable behavioral risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, tobacco use, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
FDA’s youth antismoking campaign boasts good resultsExposure to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) youth-specific national antismoking media campaign—The Real Cost—was associated with preventing young persons from beginning to smoke.
Critical factors in healing acute woundsOptimal wound healing practices have changed in recent years. some techniques are no longer best practice and new techniques have emerged.
USPSTF seeks comment on pelvic exam recommendationsThe US Preventive Services Task Force is seeking comments on the latest analysis on pelvic exams. Plus: A Swedish study looks at the impact of smoking on the effectiveness of breast cancer treatments. Also, a new multidrug-resistant strain of Candida has been found.
This smoking cessation intervention works!A new clinical decision support tool prompts clinicians to ask parents about secondhand smoke exposure, provides an electronic nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) prescription, and makes referrals for follow-up and further guidance.
Do flame retardants increase risk of thyroid disease?Are women who exposed to flame retardants at greater risk of thyroid disease? Plus: A look at the potential connection between maternal smoking status and risk of the child developing schizophrenia. Also, can telephone therapy help menopausal women get better sleep?
Healthy newborns’ parents are more likely than NICU parents to quit smokingSurveys of 226 parents/caregivers of infants in the newborn nursery (NBN) and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a New York hospital who were smokers and whom practitioners referred to a smoking quitline made the surprising finding that parents of healthy newborns are more receptive to these referrals than parents of infants admitted to the NICU.
E-cigarette use likely leads to future cigarette useAdolescents and young adults who reported using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in a national survey were more likely to have progressed to smoking cigarettes 1 year later than their peers who did not use e-cigarettes.
Should 16 be the age for e-cigarette purchases?A new report suggests that lowering the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 16 years of age in order to combat returns to conventional smoking among adolescents.
Secondhand smoke exposure during pregnancy reduces gross motor developmentMaternal exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) during pregnancy, even at low levels, is associated with a decrease in gross motor function among young children, a study in 175 nonsmoking mothers and their infants showed.