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Underage Drinkers Most Influenced by Alcohol Marketing More Likely to Report Dangerous Drinking Behaviors

Underage youth who cite alcohol marketing and the influence of adults, movies or other media as the main reasons for choosing to consume a specific brand of alcohol are more likely to drink more and report adverse consequences from their drinking than youth who report other reasons for selecting a specific brand, new research suggests.

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Falsified Medicines Taint Global Supply

The threat of falsified medications, also referred to as counterfeit, fraudulent, and substandard, can be quite real, yet the full scope and prevalence of the problem is poorly understood, say researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in a new report published April 20 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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Text Support - SLU Research Finds Text Messages a Good Method to Support Low-Income Mothers with Postpartum Depression

The objective of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of sending supportive text messages to low-income mothers of racial and ethnic minority backgrounds with postpartum depression and gauge the perception of receiving such message for depression.

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Cardiorespiratory Fitness Reduces Disease Risk Among Smokers

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Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

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Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Less Likely to Quit

The increase in use of e-cigarettes has led to heated debates between opponents who question the safety of these devices and proponents who claim the battery-operated products are a useful cessation tool. In a new study, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that smokers who used e-cigarettes were 49 percent less likely to decrease cigarette use and 59 percent less likely to quit smoking compared to smokers who never used e-cigarettes.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: Military Combat and Smoking, E-Cigarettes and Cigarette Consumption

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about smoking prevalence for military personnel who experienced deployment and combat; and past e-cigarette use and future cigarette consumption.

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As Use of E-Cigarettes by Children Increases, the American Thoracic Society Calls for Tighter Regulation

Today’s data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on yet another dramatic rise in the use of electronic cigarettes by middle and high school students reinforces the long-held position of the American Thoracic Society that e-cigarettes need to be subject to the same marketing and manufacturing restrictions as tobacco products.

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Convenience, Workplace Incentives May Increase Use of Public Transit

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Transit stops close to home and workplace incentives are associated with higher likelihood that commuters will choose public transportation, according to research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study is co-authored by Aaron Hipp, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School.