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ICYMI, September 21, 2018

Feature story The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke MONDAY, September 17, 2018 (The New York Times)—Adults who wish to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke have options. Among my strategies: I don’t allow smoking in my home or car; I have no friends or close family members who smoke; I walk in front of smokers or […]

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ICYMI, September 14, 2018

Feature story F.D.A. Targets Vaping, Alarmed by Teenage Use WEDNESDAY, September 12, 2018 (The New York Times)—The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday declared that teenage use of electronic cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” and it put makers of the most popular devices on notice that they have just 60 days to prove they can keep […]

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ICYMI, September 7, 2018

Feature story In a First, Japan Says Fukushima Radiation Caused Worker’s Cancer Death WEDNESDAY, September 5, 2018 (The New York Times)—More than seven years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan acknowledged for the first time this week that a worker died from cancer after being exposed to radiation.  […]

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ICYMI, August 30, 2018

Feature story Almost one in 20 U.S. adults now use e-cigarettes MONDAY, August 27, 2018 (Reuters Health)—Roughly 10.8 million American adults are currently using e-cigarettes, and more than half of them are under 35 years old, a U.S. study suggests. One in three e-cigarette users are vaping daily, researchers report in the Annals of Internal […]

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ICYMI, August 24, 2018

Feature story New cervical cancer screening recommendations include more options TUESDAY, August 21, 2018 (CNN) — Women over 30 years old have a new option when it comes to screening for cervical cancer, according to guidelines released Tuesday by the US Preventive Services Task Force and published in the journal JAMA. Because most cervical cancer […]

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ICYMI, August 17, 2018

Feature story Promoting the HPV vaccine doesn’t lead to more teen sex, study shows MONDAY, August 13, 2018 (PBS) — Teens are no more sexually promiscuous in states that have passed legislation promoting the HPV vaccine than those living in states that have not, according to a newly published study. The study, released in the […]

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ICYMI, August 10, 2018

Feature story Catch-Up HPV Shots Work for Teen Girls WEDNESDAY, August 8, 2018 (U.S. News & World Report) — Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations are effective for teen girls who didn’t get the recommended shots when they were 11 or 12, researchers report.  The Kaiser Permanente study of more than 25,000 women aged 26 and younger found […]

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ICYMI, August 3, 2018

Feature story ‘Short Term’ Health Insurance? Up to 3 Years Under New Trump Policy WEDNESDAY, August 1, 2018 (The New York Times) — The Trump administration issued a final rule on Wednesday that clears the way for the sale of many more health insurance policies that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act and do […]

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ICYMI, July 27, 2018

Feature story Users sue Juul for addicting them to nicotine MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (Wired) — Juul Labs, the San Francisco-based e-cigarette company, is under pressure from parents, schools, public health advocates, lawmakers, and the Food and Drug Administration for its popularity with younger users, who have gravitated to Juul’s discrete rechargeable vaping device and […]

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ICYMI, July 20, 2018

Feature story Alcohol-related liver deaths have increased sharply  WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (The Washington Post) — Deaths from liver disease have increased sharply in recent years in the United States, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, […]