Prevention

E-Cigarette Vapor Condensate Toxic to Alveolar Macrophages

E-Cigarette Vapor Condensate Toxic to Alveolar Macrophages

E-cigarette vapor condensate is cytotoxic at lower concentrations than e-cigarette liquid, which results in increased apoptosis.

Will Lunar and Planet Dust Be Health Concerns of the Future?

Will Lunar and Planet Dust Be Health Concerns of the Future?

Prolonged exposure to planetary dust could impair airway and lung function and increase the risk of diseases like cancer.

Routine X-Ray Not Needed After US-Guided Central Line Insertion

Routine X-Ray Not Needed After US-Guided Central Line Insertion

There was a low risk of pneumothorax and catheter misplacement after a ultrasound-guided procedure.

Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests

Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests

From 2000 to 2015, individuals without insurance or usual care were less likely to have undergone cancer screening.

AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation

AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation

The American Medical Association urges federal government to regulate e-cigarettes, including a requirement to list nicotine content.

NHANES: Electronic Cigarette Trends in US Adolescents and Adults

NHANES: Electronic Cigarette Trends in US Adolescents and Adults

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E-cigarette users had significantly higher odds of exposure to second-hand smoke and of consuming alcohol, after adjustments for age, gender, and ethnicity.

CDC: E-Cigarette Sales in the United States Climb as Prices Fall

CDC: E-Cigarette Sales in the United States Climb as Prices Fall

Average monthly sales of electronic cigarettes and related products rose 132% from 2012 to 2017.

FDA Releases Guidance on Nicotine Replacement Therapy Product Development

FDA Releases Guidance on Nicotine Replacement Therapy Product Development

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The FDA aims to support the development of novel inhaled nicotine replacement therapies to combat the public health crisis of tobacco use in the United States.

FDA: Cancer Relapse Linked to Azithromycin Use to Prevent Serious Lung Condition

FDA: Cancer Relapse Linked to Azithromycin Use to Prevent Serious Lung Condition

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Pfizer has terminated the ALLOZITHRO trial (N=480) due to this increased risk.

E-Cigarettes May Be Inadequate as a Smoking Cessation Tool

E-Cigarettes May Be Inadequate as a Smoking Cessation Tool

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Dual users of conventional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes had the highest prevalence of respiratory symptoms.

Flu Vaccine Reduces Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Flu Vaccine Reduces Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hospitalization risk was also reduced for RA patients who received influenza vaccination.

Reducing Computers in Surgical ICU May Cut Communication Barriers

Reducing Computers in Surgical ICU May Cut Communication Barriers

Reducing the number of computers in surgical intensive care units reduced barriers to communication.

Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions Highest Among Urgent Care Facilities

Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions Highest Among Urgent Care Facilities

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Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions were highest among urgent care facilities (45.7%), with emergency departments (24.6%), medical offices (17.0%), and retail clinics (14.4%) following.

Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption Tied to Cancer Mortality

Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption Tied to Cancer Mortality

Over 20 years, a 1-L reduction in alcohol intake was linked to a 3.9% decrease in overall cancer mortality.

H1N1 Immune Priming and Egg-Adaptation Affect Antibody Responses After Vaccination

H1N1 Immune Priming and Egg-Adaptation Affect Antibody Responses After Vaccination

Immune priming with seasonal H1N1 viruses earlier in life and egg-adaptation in vaccines can impact antibody responses following influenza vaccination.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Require More Out-of-Pocket Spending

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Require More Out-of-Pocket Spending

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Medicare beneficiaries spent more out of pocket for generic medications used to treat cardiovascular disease than patients using standalone prescription drug plans.

Interactions Between Organic Solvent Exposure, Smoking, and MS Susceptibility

Interactions Between Organic Solvent Exposure, Smoking, and MS Susceptibility

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Researchers aim to assess the influence of organic solvent exposure on the risk for developing multiple sclerosis.

CDC: 'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit

CDC: 'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit

More than 9 million smokers have attempted to quit because of Tips from Former Smokers Campaign.

Smoking Marijuana May Increase Cough, Sputum Production, and Wheezing

Smoking Marijuana May Increase Cough, Sputum Production, and Wheezing

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Results of a pooled analysis of cross-sectional studies demonstrated an increase in cough, sputum production, wheezing, and dyspnea from marijuana use.

Smoking Status Modified Obesity Paradox in Type 2 Diabetes

Smoking Status Modified Obesity Paradox in Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity paradox in type 2 diabetes was pronounced in current smokers and absent in never smokers.

CDC: Wildfire Smoke Poses Health Risks

CDC: Wildfire Smoke Poses Health Risks

The US Centers for Disease Control offers steps to minimize exposure to wildfire smoke, particularly for those with chronic conditions.

Blister Packs for Several Meds Recalled Due to Risk of Harm to Children

Blister Packs for Several Meds Recalled Due to Risk of Harm to Children

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The recall affects approximately 470,000 units that include drugs packaged with 3 to 10 tablets per blister card. The blister packs were developed for use in hospitals, however some were sent to retail pharmacies and were likely dispensed for in-home use.

Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States

Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States

Lone star tick is most common in the South, but may be spreading to new areas.

Handheld, Wireless Ultrasound Device SONON 300L Now Available

Handheld, Wireless Ultrasound Device SONON 300L Now Available

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The device is indicated for ultrasound echo imaging, measurement, and analysis of the human body for general clinical applications including musculoskeletal, vascular, small parts (breast, thyroid), and lung imaging.

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

Commission makes 6 recommendations to meet 2030 goals for non-communicable diseases.

NIH Warns of Increased Risk for Heat-Related Illness in Seniors

NIH Warns of Increased Risk for Heat-Related Illness in Seniors

Factors that could increase risk for heat-related illnesses include age-related changes to skin as well as heart, lung, and kidney diseases.

About 10% of Youth Report Smoking Hookah

About 10% of Youth Report Smoking Hookah

About 10 percent of youth report smoking hookah, with smoking mainly occurring in the home environment.

Smoking Marijuana May Be Tied to Cough, Sputum Production

Smoking Marijuana May Be Tied to Cough, Sputum Production

Smoking marijuana seems to be associated with increased risk of cough, sputum production, and wheezing.

Twitter Posts Reveal Use of JUUL Vaporizer by Minors at School

Twitter Posts Reveal Use of JUUL Vaporizer by Minors at School

Few JUUL-related Twitter posts mention topic of smoking cessation.

Prolonged Leisure-Time Sitting Tied to Increased COPD Mortality Risk

Prolonged Leisure-Time Sitting Tied to Increased COPD Mortality Risk

Increase in all-cause, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, suicide, and COPD mortality.

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