Q & A: The ABCs of E-Cigarettes
As vaping grows more popular, especially among teens, here are answers to some basic questions about its health effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Addiction (Psychology) E-Cigarettes Teenagers and Adolescence Nicotine Food and Drug Administration Q & Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Will Ban Flavored E-cigarettes at U.S. Convenience Stores U.S. FDA Will Ban Flavored E-cigarettes at U.S. Convenience Stores
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers, in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes at U.S. convenience stores
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The FDA Is Severely Restricting the Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes. Here ’s What to Know
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday followed through on a rumored plan to significantly restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in an effort to keep young users away from tobacco products. “The bottom line is this: I will not allow a generation of children to become addicted to nicotine through e-cigarettes,” said FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb in a statement. “We won’t let this pool of kids, a pool of future potential smokers, of future disease and death, to continue to build. We’ll take whatever action is necessary to stop these trends from continuing.” That act...
Source: TIME: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

High school e-cigarette use has jumped nearly 80%. Now, the FDA wants new regulations
Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to propose new measures against flavored nicotine products that have propelled the rise, the agency announced Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA will ban flavored e-cigarettes at U.S. convenience stores
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WATCH: Juul to temporarily stop selling most flavored nicotine in stores
The e-cigarette company is also shutting down most of its social media accounts, bowing to pressure from the FDA. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Juul Suspends Sales of Most Flavored Products, Stops Social Media to Address Underage Vaping
(Bloomberg) — Juul Labs Inc., the maker of the e-cigarette that is wildly popular with American teens, said it stopped selling its fruit-flavored nicotine pods to stores and shut down its U.S.-based Facebook and Instagram accounts. The move, which was announced Tuesday by Juul Chief Executive Officer Kevin Burns, follows a campaign from the Food and Drug Administration to curtail underage use of e-cigarettes. On Thursday, an FDA senior official said the agency would restrict sales of many fruity flavored nicotine cartridges used in vaping devices. The curb is expected to cut Juul’s in-store retail sales by 45...
Source: TIME: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia Zaleski / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

To Fight Teen Vaping, JUUL Will Stop Retail Sales Of Flavors
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — The CEO of e-cigarette maker Juul announced plans Tuesday to eliminate some of its social media accounts and halt most retail sales of flavor products as part of a plan to restrict access to minors. The plan came in response to the US Food and Drug Administration’s September announcement that it would investigate major e-cigarette makers and review their sales and marketing practices. “Our intent was never to have youth use JUUL,” Kevin Burns wrote in the Tuesday statement that outlined an action plan divided into four key areas: flavors, retail stores, social ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News CNN e-cigarettes JUUL vaping Source Type: news

European NGO teaches migrants how to “lie” and “pretend to be Christians” so they can gain asylum
(Natural News) As bent on the destruction of our republic as the American Left is, they are only outdone by the European Left as Western civilization on balance continues to commit slow, steady suicide.  As reported by The Gateway Pundit, documentarians Lauren Southern and Caolan Robertson have just released new recordings that should shock every... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concussion Tied to Suicide Risk
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- People who have experienced either a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to commit suicide than others, a new review suggests. The analysis also indicates that men and women who have had a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breaking the Smoking-Drinking Connection
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Smoking and drinking often go hand-in-hand, stimulating pleasure centers in the brain. But there's even more to this unhealthy relationship than meets the eye. Researchers have found that nicotine in cigarettes cancels out... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NHS leaders commit to specialist health support for veterans
25 hospital trusts are now ‘Veteran Aware’ and more than 100 general practices are ‘Veteran Friendly’ Related items fromOnMedica Eastern Mediterranean conflict jeopardising decades of health gains Veterans to be trained to spot mental health problems Mental health care for forces veterans gets a boost (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS leaders commit to improve support for veterans
NHS leaders have confirmed that specialist health support for veterans will be available in every part of the health service across the country. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

F.D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
The move is part of an aggressive campaign against many products containing nicotine, including flavored e-cigarettes. Menthol has long been a concern among African-Americans because of its addictive qualities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Menthol E-Cigarettes Recalls and Bans of Products Addiction (Psychology) Blacks Teenagers and Adolescence Nicotine Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Food and Drug Administration Juul Labs Inc Source Type: news

FDA plans to restrict sale of flavored e-cigarettes: Here's what you need to know
The agency is aiming to limit the sale of nicotine products to minors. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Determination of nicotine content in teeth submitted to prophylaxis and in-office bleaching by gas chromatography –mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the dental color exposed to acute cigarette smoke treatment and quantify the amount of nicotine in samples exposed to cigarette smoke, after dental prophylaxis and after in-office bleaching.Materials and methodsSixty-nine healthy human molars were subjected to cigarette smoke in a cigarette machine. The teeth were divided into three groups: positive control, prophylaxis, and bleaching. Forty cycles of smoke exposition with duration of 15 min each were performed using 10 cigarettes (positive control). Dental prophylaxis was performed with a rotating brush and prophylaxis past...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Now US regulators vow to ban menthol cigarettes
Officials at the FDA told the Wall Street Journal that menthol cigarettes are known for being harder to quit, likely because the flavor soothes the throat while injecting a hit of addictive nicotine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! Have you had the chance to meet our Health Programming Coordinator? Learn more about the newest member of the MAR team, Michael Balkenhol! DOCLINE users! Please review the DOCLINE 6.0 Preview Checklist. Questions or concerns? Contact the DOCLINE Coordinating Office (NDCO) via email: DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu or telephone: (410) 706-4173. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accep...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Fighting Teen Vaping, FDA Plans Crackdown On Flavored E-Cigarettes
By Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN (CNN) — Taking on epidemic levels of teen e-cigarette use, the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products an agency official confirmed Thursday. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is expected to announce a ban on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations as early as next week. The agency will impose age-verification requirements for online sales. Flavored e-cigarette products would be available in vape and tobacco shops. Gottlieb is also expected to propose a ban on menthol in regular cigare...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN e-cigarettes Source Type: news

The dangers of psychiatric drugs - are we becoming a drugged-up nation?
(Natural News) In the news, it’s all too common to encounter a story of a horrific crime that leaves you wondering how someone could ever commit such an act. Many times, it turns out the perpetrator was taking psychiatric drugs – a trend that is especially common among mass shooters. Why are so many people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicides among middle-aged men in Japan spike on Monday mornings before they go to work, study says
A new study from Waseda University and Osaka University in Japan has found that men between ages 40 and 65 mostly commit suicide between 4am and 7.59am on Mondays. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Witness the hard-hitting political ad BANNED by NBC, Facebook and even Fox News - Dems PANIC that you might see this
(Natural News) This stunning, hard-hitting and truthful political ad has Dems in a full-on panic because it reveals the stunning truth they don’t want you to see. The ad — featuring the cold, hard truth about cop-killing illegal immigrants who commit atrocious acts of violence in U.S. cities — has the lunatic Left screaming their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Providence hospital still intends to close in December. But it ’s not set in stone.
Providence Health System is sticking to its plan to shut down acute care in the District by Dec. 14, but CEO Keith Vander Kolk said he ’ll commit to a conversation about extending that date amid D.C. Council efforts to keep it open longer. Closing by Dec. 14 “is still our intent,” Vander Kolk said at a D.C. Council health committee hearing Friday. “But what would it take to go past that? A serious conversation among all of us. It is not probable when we mention probabilities that the situation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

'Panic Parenting' Fear Drives Women to Freeze Eggs
The most common reason for egg freezing was not having a partner or having a partner who wouldn't commit to fatherhood, a small new study has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Here ’s What the Science Says
In 1965, when Herbert Gilbert was granted the first patent on a smoke- and tobacco-­free cigarette, he wrote that the product would “provide a safe and harmless means for and method of smoking.” More than 60 years later, however, modern iterations of Gilbert’s invention have sparked debate in the public-health community. E-cigarettes, which have grown increasingly popular in the past five years, were designed as a tool to help people quit ­smoking—and by doing so they should drastically reduce rates of lung cancer and other diseases. But the question is, does that potential outweigh their po...
Source: TIME: Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, we shined a spotlight on Deena Caswell, MSLIS, from the Cherry Hill Public Library in New Jersey, and her amazing work in creating programs that focus on LGBTQ populations and topics. NNLM Fall 2018 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: it’s not too late to participate! Join NNLM on November 7th as we add citations to, and improve existing Wikipedia articles on Women’s Health, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources and Natio...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Forms of tobacco that give you cancer
Many people try nicotine replacement or vaping as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, people often speculate as to whether there is a link between nicotine consumption and cancer. The consensus is also unclear as to whether smokeless tobacco causes cancer. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Manhattan judge sentences former Valeant exec to prison
A former executive at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. was sentenced to a year in prison after being convicted of defrauding the drugmaker. Gary Tanner received the sentence in the Southern District of New York. The 41-year-old had been convicted in May on four charges, including wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. According to Reuters, this case is the first criminal prosecution arising from multiple probes into Va leant’s business practices. Recall back in 2016 when… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

Manhattan judge sentences former Valeant exec to prison
A former executive at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. was sentenced to a year in prison after being convicted of defrauding the drugmaker. Gary Tanner received the sentence in the Southern District of New York. The 41-year-old had been convicted in May on four charges, including wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. According to Reuters, this case is the first criminal prosecution arising from multiple probes into Va leant’s business practices. Recall back in 2016 when… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

What Will Be Your Next Move in the In Vitro Diagnostic Space?
When it comes to in vitro diagnostic (IVD) technologies, medical device and diagnostic companies have been chomping at the bit to produce the next big innovation. The last few years have seen a surge in IVD technologies in the market, as device makers expand their knowledge and resources surrounding IVD technologies. With new products in the marketplace for direct-to-consumer tests (DTC), point-of-care diagnostics, and next-generation sequencing, we may be on the threshold of a new wave of diagnostic technologies that could have an impact on other diagnostic areas as well, such as gene sequencing and editing. These new IVD...
Source: MDDI - October 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: BIOMEDevice San Jose IVD Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale talked about getting ready for PubMed 2.0 and providing feedback with PubMed Labs, the National Library of Medicine’s platform to explore some new experimental features that will be deployed early next year. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects th...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Book Review: Little Panic:  Dispatches from an Anxious Life
“Everyone is ahead of me; I’m always trying to catch up, but I never do. I’m always the littlest and the last to understand. I picture their brains with long legs racing down the block, but my brain has little-kid legs, too short to keep up,” writes Amanda Stern. In her vivid memoir, Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life, Stern offers a poignant account of a life full of anxiety and yet teeming with strength, raw honesty, and the enduring desire to feel safe. Early on, Amanda recognizes that she, unlike other children, does not feel safe. She writes, “One day, I’ll have to live o...
Source: Psych Central - October 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Psychology Relationships & Love A Memoir Honesty Little Panic Source Type: news

Invitation to stand for election to the Governing Board
Cochrane ’s Governing Board is seeking to elect 4 new membersWe are looking for candidates with a passion for Cochrane, a belief in its power to improve healthcare decision making worldwide, and the ability to support the management of the organization.Cochrane is an international organization and a registered charity in the UK, and members of the Governing Board from around the world are ‘Trustees’ of the charity. The Trustees carry ultimate responsibility for Cochrane and this is a critically important role.The Board works as a team, including members with complementary skills and backgrounds. Candidate...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Study: Mice lose weight from simulation of cold, nicotine
By stimulating the effects of cold and nicotine, mice lost significant weight, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Invisible, Hungry Hand
A worker on a farm in Kiambu district, central Kenya, that produces tea for export. Nearly 80 percent of rural farmers in developing countries earn less than USD1.25 per day. Credit: Charles Wachira/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 2018 (IPS)The very people who help put food on our tables often face numerous human rights violations, forcing them go to bed hungry.In an annual report set to be presented to governments at the United Nations this week, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Hilal Elver found that agricultural workers worldwide continue to face barriers in their right to food including dangero...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Food and Agriculture Organiz Source Type: news

Researchers make mice lose weight by imitating effects from cold and nicotine
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Inspired by some of the effects from winter swimming and smoking, researchers from the University of Copenhagen, among others, have found a way to improve the metabolism of mice and make them lose weight. They have done so by stimulating the body's so-called cold and nicotinic receptors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heated tobacco product touted as safer alternative to cigarettes is no less dangerous than smoking, studies find
In 30 countries around the world, consumers can slide a roll of dried tobacco into a sleek device, heat it to 350 degrees and inhale. The result is a hit of nicotine that feels like it ’s coming from a traditional cigarette without producing any smoke.Tobacco giant Philip Morris International wants... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

$20.1 million grant expands UCLA Operation Mend ’s mental health program
UCLA Health Operation Mend has received a five-year, $20.1 million grant from Wounded Warrior Project to expand its intensive treatment program that serves veterans with post-traumatic stress and mild traumatic brain injuries and their caregivers.The contribution is the largest ever to Operation Mend and is part of a larger $160 million investment that Wounded Warrior Project is making to increase its support of the Warrior Care Network, which includes UCLA, Emory Healthcare, Massachusetts General Hospital and Rush University Medical Center.“UCLA Operation Mend provides life-changing services for veter...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health Care Leaders Host First-Ever Joint Summit on Texas Medicaid
As the future of Texas Medicaid promises to be a central topic of discussion in the 86th Texas Legislature, leaders from three pillars of the Texas health care system gathered in Austin on Oct. 12 for a first-ever summit to identify and commit to working on shared priorities for strengthening the program. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disparate reports of stress and family relations between youth who commit sexual crimes and their caregivers - Yoder JR, Dillard R, Stehlik L.
Certain family factors, including dynamics, interactions and communication patterns, experiences of intra-familial victimisation, overall functioning and attachment can increase propensities for the commission of a sexual crime and may even be linked to re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa:Global Fund Supports Brave Commitments to Ending TB
[Global Fund] New York -The Global Fund is joining leaders who converge in New York today to commit to speeding up global collaboration in the fight against TB, a preventable disease that killed 1.6 million people in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Global Fund Supports Brave Commitments to Ending TB
[Global Fund] New York -The Global Fund is joining leaders who converge in New York today to commit to speeding up global collaboration in the fight against TB, a preventable disease that killed 1.6 million people in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The #FDA recently hosted a conference on the influence of sex and gender in opioid and nicotine use to increase awareness of the differences in response, discuss the needs of women battling addiction to better inform policy, and consider treatment options https://go.usa.gov/xPnpA   .pic.twitter.com/kqY9dabVOP
The #FDA recently hosted a conference on the influence of sex and gender in opioid and nicotine use to increase awareness of the differences in response, discuss the needs of women battling addiction to better inform policy, and consider treatment options https://go.usa.gov/xPnpA . pic.twitter.com/kqY9dabVOP (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - October 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SGottliebFDA) Source Type: news

Confronting Addiction: Differences in metabolism and brain circuitry mean that women also differ from men in their response to opioid and nicotine use. For example, women become dependent on certain addictive substances more quickly and may experience withdrawal more intensely.pic.twitter.com/RvSurrEdpN
Confronting Addiction: Differences in metabolism and brain circuitry mean that women also differ from men in their response to opioid and nicotine use. For example, women become dependent on certain addictive substances more quickly and may experience withdrawal more intensely. pic.twitter.com/RvSurrEdpN (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - October 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SGottliebFDA) Source Type: news

Medicare Advantage's Latest Benefit Helps Grandma Kick The Habit
Nearly half of Medicare Advantage plans are offering new supplement benefits for 2019 that range from nicotine replacement therapy to in-home support from a caregiver or social worker, Avalere Health says in a new report. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI Source Type: news

Many Young Juul Users May Not Know They're Addicted
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Teens who use Juul e-cigarettes appear to be oblivious to the addictive potential, even when they already show signs of being hooked on the nicotine delivered by the devices, a new study shows. Teens reported using Juuls... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

1 in 4 @JUULvapor tweeps is underage, a #PublicHealth concern
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) E-cigarette brand JUUL's Twitter handle is attracting adolescents to the point that at least a quarter of its followers appear to be under age 18. Many of these minors -- to whom it is illegal to sell nicotine-delivery products -- are retweeting JUUL's messages, amplifying its advertisements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Father's nicotine exposure may cause problems in future generations of his children
(Florida State University) A new Florida State University College of Medicine study in mice produced results that suggest nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren. Further studies will be required to know if the same outcomes seen in mice would apply to humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Teen Vaping Likely a'Gateway' to Cigarette Use Teen Vaping Likely a'Gateway' to Cigarette Use
Teens who use e-cigarettes and other vaping products may be at increased risk of progressing to nicotine cigarettes, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news