Tobacco Product Use and Cessation Indicators Among Adults - United States, 2018.

Tobacco Product Use and Cessation Indicators Among Adults - United States, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 Nov 15;68(45):1013-1019 Authors: Creamer MR, Wang TW, Babb S, Cullen KA, Day H, Willis G, Jamal A, Neff L Abstract Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States (1). The prevalence of adult cigarette smoking has declined in recent years to 14.0% in 2017 (2). However, an array of new tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, has entered the U.S. market (3). To assess recent national estimates of tobacco product use among U.S. adults aged ≥18 years, CDC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Cancer Institute analyzed data from the 2018 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). In 2018, an estimated 49.1 million U.S. adults (19.7%) reported currently using any tobacco product, including cigarettes (13.7%), cigars (3.9%), e-cigarettes (3.2%), smokeless tobacco (2.4%), and pipes* (1.0%). Most tobacco product users (83.8%) reported using combustible products (cigarettes, cigars, or pipes), and 18.8% reported using two or more tobacco products. The prevalence of any current tobacco product use was higher in males; adults aged ≤65 years; non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Natives; those with a General Educational Development certificate (GED); those with an annual household income
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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine digital health Healthcare technology digital technology Source Type: blogs
AbstractThis exploratory pilot study aims to provide preliminary data describing the experiences of university student cancer survivors, quantify their connection to the campus Disability Resource Center, and assess the feasibility of conducting research with this population. In this descriptive study of cancer survivor students at one large university in the southwestern U.S., online survey respondents with a history of cancer (N = 19) reported cognitive, emotional, and physical limitations that affected their educational experience. The majority (78.9%) of our participants were children, adolescents, or young adults (up ...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: PTSD is associated with many physical health conditions across the age spectrum, particularly among younger and middle-aged adults. Results may inform targeted screening and intervention strategies to mitigate risk of physical health conditions among adults with PTSD. PMID: 31769298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging and Mental Health - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research
To identify demographic and cancer-related clinical characteristics associated with future disability status among older breast cancer survivors using administrative data.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Late breaking research poster Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 November 2019Source: CellAuthor(s): Alfredo M. Valencia, Clayton K. Collings, Hai T. Dao, Roodolph St. Pierre, Yung-Chih Cheng, Junwei Huang, Zhen-Yu Sun, Hyuk-Soo Seo, Nazar Mashtalir, Dawn E. Comstock, Olubusayo Bolonduro, Nicholas E. Vangos, Zoe C. Yeoh, Mary Kate Dornon, Crystal Hermawan, Lee Barrett, Sirano Dhe-Paganon, Clifford J. Woolf, Tom W. Muir, Cigall KadochSummaryMammalian switch/sucrose non-fermentable (mSWI/SNF) complexes are multi-component machines that remodel chromatin architecture. Dissection of the subunit- and domain-specific contributions to complex activities is...
Source: Cell - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Many facts about lung cancer are well-known: lung cancer persists as the number one cause of all cancer-related mortality worldwide [1]. The most prevalent type, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), accounts for 85% of all cases, and many individuals present with stage IV disease (44%), with a 5-year survival estimate of 4.2% [2]. What may be less well-known is that the case is compelling for patients with lung cancer being the most psychologically disabled of all cancer groups [3,4]. In fact, SEER registry data (3.5 million patients; 1973-2002) show the standardized suicide mortality ratio for patients with lung cancer is ...
Source: Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Down syndrome, due to an extra chromosome 21, occurs in 250,000 children and adults in the United States, making it the country's most common chromosomal disorder. Inherited heart defects, thyroid cancer, celiac disease and developmental disabilities are common Down syndrome complications. Only recently has catatonia, a behavioral condition marked by new onset immobility, mutism, withdrawal and other behavioral abnormalities, been recognized in Down syndrome.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Apoptotic SKOV3 cells stimulate M0 macrophages to differentiate into M2 macrophages and promote the proliferation and migration of ovarian cancer cells by activating the ERK signaling pathway. Int J Mol Med. 2019 Nov 19;: Authors: Zhang Q, Li H, Mao Y, Wang X, Zhang X, Yu X, Tian J, Lei Z, Li C, Han Q, Suo L, Gao Y, Guo H, Irwin DM, Niu G, Tan H Abstract Ovarian cancer has a high rate of recurrence, with M2 macrophages having been found to be involved in its progression and metastasis. To examine the relationship between macrophages and ovarian cancer in the present study, M0 macrophages wer...
Source: International Journal of Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Int J Mol Med Source Type: research
Conclusions Negative or non-beneficial RTW expectations, which are related to self-perception and behavioral intention, seem to be key factors for expecting delayed RTW. Interventions to early identify and adjust such expectations might empower cancer rehabilitation participants to develop appropriate expectations for work recovery.
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
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Source: Womens Health Issues - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
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