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Thirdhand Smoke: A New Concept Rising From Old Residue

Thirdhand Smoke: A New Concept Rising From Old Residue

The concept of thirdhand smoke was originally introduced in 1953, when rodent studies first demonstrated the carcinogenic effects of the residue from tobacco smoke.

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Tdap Vaccine Approved for Repeat Vaccination Against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis

Tdap Vaccine Approved for Repeat Vaccination Against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis

The approval was based on data from the Td537 study which included individuals 18-64 years old who had received a dose of Adacel 8-12 years prior (N=1330).

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

The consequence of the shutdown means the budget appropriated by Congress for the Agency is on hold, resulting in ~7000 of it's 17,000 employees being furloughed.

Strict Ordinances Tied to Lower Youth Tobacco Use

Strict Ordinances Tied to Lower Youth Tobacco Use

Jurisdictions with most restrictive ordinances had lowest odds of ever cigarette use or past 30-day use.

Dual Users of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes at Highest Risk for Toxicants

Dual Users of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes at Highest Risk for Toxicants

Individuals who use both combustible and e-cigarettes have the highest risk for elevated concentration of toxicants.

Culture Negative Pneumonia Rates Linked to Higher PM2.5 Concentrations

Culture Negative Pneumonia Rates Linked to Higher PM2.5 Concentrations

Increases in the relative rates of culture negative pneumonia that required hospitalization or emergency department visits were significantly associated with increased concentrations of fine particulate air pollution.

Smoke Exposure High in Low-Income, Nonurban Infants

Smoke Exposure High in Low-Income, Nonurban Infants

About 12% of infants registered cotinine values of at least12 ng/mL, consistent with active smoking in adults.

Management of Mycobacterium chimaera Outbreak From Heater-Cooler Units

Management of Mycobacterium chimaera Outbreak From Heater-Cooler Units

There is currently a global outbreak of disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera related to the widely used surgical device LivaNova 3T heater-cooler unit contamination.

Rivaroxaban Can Prevent VTE in At-Risk Cancer Patients

Rivaroxaban Can Prevent VTE in At-Risk Cancer Patients

The risk in patients in the rivaroxaban group was reduced during the on-treatment period.

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Risk Higher in Premature Infants

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Risk Higher in Premature Infants

Invasive pneumococcal disease was significantly higher in premature infants than in infants born at term.

ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support

ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support

The ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway provides guidance to clinicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease who are also smokers.

Most Bills Enacted Into Law Limit Vaccine Exemptions

Most Bills Enacted Into Law Limit Vaccine Exemptions

However, more than half of proposed bills sought to expand access to immunization exemptions.

Rifampin Resistance Emerges After Rifaximin Use

Rifampin Resistance Emerges After Rifaximin Use

A transient resistance to rifampin may emerge in patients after taking rifaximin.

PCV13 Vaccine Protects Against Serotype 3 Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children

PCV13 Vaccine Protects Against Serotype 3 Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children

A meta-analysis of case-control studies supports the use of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children as it protects against serotype 3.

Thirdhand Smoke: A New Concept Rising From Old Residue

Thirdhand Smoke: A New Concept Rising From Old Residue

The concept of thirdhand smoke was originally introduced in 1953, when rodent studies first demonstrated the carcinogenic effects of the residue from tobacco smoke.

Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Guide Developed

Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Guide Developed

The implementation guide is designed to increase levels of lung cancer screening in heavy smokers.

Vaping Becomes More Popular in Youth as Smoking Declines

Vaping Becomes More Popular in Youth as Smoking Declines

There was a substantial rise in youth vaping, but a decline in past 30-day smoking prevalence.

Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Lower systolic blood pressure was found in individuals living in areas with public smoke-free policies.

FDA Cracks Down on Companies Selling Dietary Supplements Containing Tianeptine

FDA Cracks Down on Companies Selling Dietary Supplements Containing Tianeptine

Reports of serious adverse events related to dietary supplements containing the unapproved opioid-like antidepressant tianeptine have prompted FDA warnings.

FDA Proposes New Restrictions on Sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

FDA Proposes New Restrictions on Sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

The FDA has announced that it will make changes to its tobacco compliance policy that will put restrictions on the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems.

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Physicians-in-Training

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Physicians-in-Training

The American Medical Association hopes to identify the systemic factors that contribute to this problem.

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