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Climate Change: Dire Implications for Respiratory Conditions

Climate Change: Dire Implications for Respiratory Conditions

Changing pollination patterns, extreme weather events, rising sea levels, air pollution, and extreme temperatures all negatively affect respiratory conditions.

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Smoking Initiation Risk in Adolescents Identified Using Prognostic Tool

Smoking Initiation Risk in Adolescents Identified Using Prognostic Tool

The tool has 12 variables, such as age, worry- or stress-related items, and alcohol- or tobacco-related items.

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada

Canada is the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use.

Sharp Drop in US Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040

Sharp Drop in US Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040

The United States is expected to fall from 43rd in 2016 to 64th by 2040, with an average life expectancy of 79.8 years.

Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Increase Vaccination Coverage

Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Increase Vaccination Coverage

There were reductions in influenza cases, deaths, and costs by adding pharmacies during influenza epidemics.

CDC: Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Influenza Vaccinations

CDC: Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Influenza Vaccinations

Fewer than half of women who were pregnant during peak influenza vaccination period in 2017 to 2018 were vaccinated.

Smoking of Any Amount Is Proportionally Linked With Lung Disease

Smoking of Any Amount Is Proportionally Linked With Lung Disease

The risk for obstructive lung disease was nearly 8 times greater in heavy stable smokers compared with never-smokers.

Strain Selection for Annual Influenza Vaccines Should Consider Preexisting Immunity

Strain Selection for Annual Influenza Vaccines Should Consider Preexisting Immunity

Repeated exposure to the influenza virus affects antibody quantity and quality, and strains selected for seasonal vaccines may not provide coverage sufficient for individuals frequently infected and/or vaccinated.

Statins Increase Risk for Medically Attended Acute Respiratory Illness

Statins Increase Risk for Medically Attended Acute Respiratory Illness

Elderly patients who have been inoculated with the influenza vaccine and who also use a statin are at a greater risk for medically attended acute respiratory illness.

Pneumococcal H Influenzae Protein D Conjugate Vaccine Effective in Children

Pneumococcal H Influenzae Protein D Conjugate Vaccine Effective in Children

The burden of childhood and infant pneumonia can be effectively reduced through the use of the pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine.

Pulmonary Symptoms With GERD in Infants May Increase Asthma Risk

Pulmonary Symptoms With GERD in Infants May Increase Asthma Risk

Infants who presented with pulmonary symptoms when diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease had a higher incidence of early onset asthma compared with infants who did not have pulmonary symptoms.

Fluoroquinolones May Aid in Reducing Mortality in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Fluoroquinolones May Aid in Reducing Mortality in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

For patients with CAP, antibiotic regimens including a fluoroquinolone may reduce mortality risk by 1-2% compared to beta-lactams and cephalosporins alone.

FDA Issues Safety Communication Regarding Pen Needle Use

FDA Issues Safety Communication Regarding Pen Needle Use

Standard pen needles have an outer cover and removable inner needle cover, while safety pen needles have an outer cover and a fixed inner needle shield that is not removed before an injection.

Adolescent Use of Combustible, Edible, and Vaporized Cannabis

Adolescent Use of Combustible, Edible, and Vaporized Cannabis

Combustible use was the most prevalent; 61.7% of cannabis users report using multiple methods.

Many Countries Failing on Noncommunicable Disease Death Targets

Many Countries Failing on Noncommunicable Disease Death Targets

For women and men, 35 and 30 countries expected to meet Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4

High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by 'Pod Mods'

High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by 'Pod Mods'

Small devices deliver addictive nicotine dose without noxious taste; pose danger to adolescents.

Facebook Program Did Not Increase Smoking Abstinence at 1 Year

Facebook Program Did Not Increase Smoking Abstinence at 1 Year

However, the intervention engaged young adults and increased abstinence at the end of 3-month treatment.

Climate Change: Dire Implications for Respiratory Conditions

Climate Change: Dire Implications for Respiratory Conditions

Changing pollination patterns, extreme weather events, rising sea levels, air pollution, and extreme temperatures all negatively affect respiratory conditions.

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Halt E-Cigarette Use in Teens

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Halt E-Cigarette Use in Teens

'The Real Cost' Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign from the FDA is targeting at-risk youth.

Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates

Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates

Vaccination rates decreased throughout the day; with intervention, there was a similar increase throughout day.

Tips for Advising Patients Living in Highly Polluted Settings

Tips for Advising Patients Living in Highly Polluted Settings

Guidance focuses on Americans posted in overseas settings with high ambient levels of air pollution.

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