CATASTROPHIC ERROR: In just two days, thousands of potentially cross-infected passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship will be released and allowed to take commercial flights anywhere in the world
(Natural News) World health authorities are about to commit a gross error that could literally end up costing millions of lives. So far, 355 passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have been diagnosed with coronavirus infections. As you may recall, this started from just one passenger, then grew to 10, then 30, and now... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Try to Kick the Smoking Habit Alone
SUNDAY, Feb. 16, 2020 -- Going solo when trying to quit smoking isn't enough, one lung health expert says. " Smokers develop a physiological dependence on nicotine, and they need more than willpower to quit, " said Dr. Danish Ahmad, a pulmonologist... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

EVALI Patients Using Only Nicotine-Containing Products EVALI Patients Using Only Nicotine-Containing Products
While THC-containing products have been associated with most cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury, some patients report using only nicotine-containing products.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Transcription factor AP2 controls cnidarian germ cell induction
Clonal animals do not sequester a germ line during embryogenesis. Instead, they have adult stem cells that contribute to somatic tissues or gametes. How germ fate is induced in these animals, and whether this process is related to bilaterian embryonic germline induction, is unknown. We show that transcription factor AP2 (Tfap2), a regulator of mammalian germ lines, acts to commit adult stem cells, known as i-cells, to the germ cell fate in the clonal cnidarian Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. Tfap2 mutants lacked germ cells and gonads. Transplanted wild-type cells rescued gonad development but not germ cell induction in Tfap...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: DuBuc, T. Q., Schnitzler, C. E., Chrysostomou, E., McMahon, E. T., Febrimarsa, , Gahan, J. M., Buggie, T., Gornik, S. G., Hanley, S., Barreira, S. N., Gonzalez, P., Baxevanis, A. D., Frank, U. Tags: Development, Evolution r-articles Source Type: news

Investigating the relationship between driver's ticket frequency and demographic, behavioral, and personal factors: which drivers commit more offenses? - Moghaddam AM, Sadeghi A, Qazizadeh MJ, Farhad H, Barakchi M.
The present study investigated the relationship between offenses of drivers in terms of number of tickets and their demographic, behavioral, and personality factors. The researchers had the aim of identifying significant contributing predictors of being ti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

AG Healey sues Juul as regulators pass stringent e-vaping regs
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs Inc. as state regulators finalized new rules governing nicotine vaping devices. The state's Public Health Council passed the regulations were passed on an emergency basis in December and finalized them Wednesday. The regulations, based on legislation passed by Beacon Hill in late November, restrict the sale of all flavored electronic nicotine devices to smoking bars. The rule s also restrict the sale of unflavored… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Juul Advertised Its Products on Kids ’ Websites, New Lawsuit Alleges
As beleaguered e-cigarette maker Juul Labs tries to distance itself from its teen-friendly image and convince the world its products are for adult smokers only, a new lawsuit in Massachusetts claims the company advertised on websites for kids’ television networks and provided free products to social-media influencers and celebrities that appeal to youths. Vaping “is a public health crisis in Massachusetts and around the country,” the state’s Attorney General Maura Healey said at a Feb. 12 press conference announcing the lawsuit. “Today we’re suing the company that started it all.” ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

Bright idea in dentist's office leads to innovative smoking cessation project
Results from this study recently published online in Addiction found primary care physicians providing smokers with a free, two week starter kit of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increased quit attempts While sitting in the dentist's office, Hollings Cancer Center researcher Matthew Carpenter, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina, had a bright idea. As he received his goody bag with dental hygiene products, he wondered why not conduct a study and have primary care providers do the same thing for their patients who use tobacco. The bags would contain educational material, free lozenges and tobacco cessati...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Oregon House passes ban on remote sales of vaping products
The Oregon House on Tuesday passed a bill banning online and other remote sales of e-cigarettes and liquids. House Bill 4078, which passed on a vote of 41-18, adds “inhalant delivery systems” to Oregon’s existing ban on remote sales of combustible and smokeless tobacco products. The new category encompasses all vaporizer systems, vape pods and e-liquids created to deliver nicotine to the lungs, acc ording to consumer advocacy group OSPIRG. Oregon would become the fifth state to ban remote… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon House passes ban on remote sales of vaping products
The Oregon House on Tuesday passed a bill banning online and other remote sales of e-cigarettes and liquids. House Bill 4078, which passed on a vote of 41-18, adds “inhalant delivery systems” to Oregon’s existing ban on remote sales of combustible and smokeless tobacco products. The new category encompasses all vaporizer systems, vape pods and e-liquids created to deliver nicotine to the lungs, acc ording to consumer advocacy group OSPIRG. Oregon would become the fifth state to ban remote… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Poisoning with drugs of abuse: identification and management - Shukla L, Ghadigaonkar DS, Murthy P.
Substances of abuse include alcohol, nicotine, cannabinoids, opioids, sedatives, volatile solvents, stimulants, and hallucinogens. With the increasing prevalence of drug abuse in India, intensivists are likely to encounter more cases of intentional and acc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Factors affecting painkillers, sedatives/hypnotics, nicotine, and unhealthy alcohol use among gay and bisexual men in Taiwan - Li DJ, Chen SL, Chang YP, Yen CF.
Substance use has become a major health problem globally for sexual minorities. However, few studies have explored multi-dimensional factors associated with smoking, drinking, and prescription drug use. We aimed to investigate the factors affecting painkil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bright idea in dentist's office leads to innovative smoking cessation project
(Medical University of South Carolina) Results from this study, recently published online in Addiction, found providing smokers with a free, two week starter kit of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increased quit attempts, use of stop smoking medications, and smoking abstinence as compared with standard care in a primary care setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Experts Say U.S. Flavored E-Cigarette Products Ban Will Have Little Effect
THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 -- The U.S. ban on certain flavored e-cigarette products that takes effect Thursday will do little to stem teens'use of nicotine, experts say. Youth-friendly flavors such as mint and fruit are targeted by the ban, but menthol... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The right to a decent and secure home
Housing is one of the biggest issues facing working people today – particularly for low-paid public service workers who do so much for our communities. Decent affordable housing along with decent pay are the very least they deserve. Yet over the last decade the housing crisis has worsened, thanks to the government’s ideological obsession with cuts and austerity, which have significantly reduced public spending on housing and welfare benefits. As a result, the social housing sector has been starved of the funding and resources it needs to invest in new and existing homes – and social housing has become inc...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Blog: The right to a decent and secure home
Housing is one of the biggest issues facing working people today – particularly for low-paid public service workers who do so much for our communities. Decent affordable housing along with decent pay are the very least they deserve. Yet over the last decade the housing crisis has worsened, thanks to the government’s ideological obsession with cuts and austerity, which have significantly reduced public spending on housing and welfare benefits. As a result, the social housing sector has been starved of the funding and resources it needs to invest in new and existing homes – and social housing has become inc...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 6, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

‘It’s Insidious’: How Juul Pitched E-Cigs to Native American Tribes
New Congressional documents reveal that e-cigarette maker Juul Labs pitched its products to at least eight Native American tribes, in a move tribal health advocates say is as disturbing as it is expected. “I always suspected that the targeting of tribes was more pervasive than we knew,” says Rae O’Leary, a public health analyst who founded the anti-tobacco Canli Coalition of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) and in July testified before Congress about Juul’s outreach to the CRST. “It’s saddening. The tobacco industry and the e-cigarette industry see us as a vulnerable population, one...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

Pinellas County clinic owner pleads guilty to tax evasion, money laundering
The owner and operator of Pain and Wellness Clinic, a pain management clinic in Pinellas County, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion, one count of tax evasion and seven counts of money laundering. Tom Wynne faces a maximum penalty of 80 years in federal prison for the charges. Each tax-related count carries a maximum of five years in federal prison and each money laundering count carries a maximum of 10 years, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brendan Ward Source Type: news

Relating sex differences in aggression to three forms of empathy - Dryburgh NSJ, Vachon DD.
Men commit violent crime at substantially higher rates than women. One proposed mediator of this relation is empathy, as men consistently score lower than women on measures of empathy and empathy deficits are thought to characterize violent crime and disor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Government: Donziger Poses Flight Risk; Home Detention And Monitoring Are Valid
NEW YORK - The U.S. government on Jan. 21 filed a brief in the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals contending that a district court did not commit clear error by finding that attorney Steven R. Donziger, who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, poses a flight risk and that home detention and electronic monitoring are warranted (United States v. Donziger, No. 19-4155, 2nd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 5, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Drug approval bodies must tighten rules on conflicts of interest
Speakers ’ conflict of interest raised likelihood of them giving positive testimony about a new drug Related items fromOnMedica Philip Morris knew nicotine is just one part of smoking addiction BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication ‘Patent to patient’ time is too long and rising for cancer meds Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scientists find cigarette butt chemicals could be nearly as harmful as smoking
Scientists from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, Maryland, found a 'significant' level of nicotine emitted from extinguished cigarettes for days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Many Countries Regulate E-Cigarettes. South Africa Should Too
[The Conversation Africa] Opinions differ on how to regulate electronic cigarettes. But dozens of countries are taking action. In Africa, Kenya already taxes these products, and South Africa is preparing to follow. E-cigarettes don't contain tobacco, which has harmful health effects. But they often contain highly addictive nicotine and have their own negative health risks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The influence of bullying on nursing practice errors: a systematic review - Johnson AH, Benham-Hutchins M.
Workplace bullying is an important nursing issue that can influence a nurse's propensity to commit practice errors. This systematic review examines the influence of bullying behaviors on nursing practice errors and includes articles from 2012 to 2017 that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Pulmonary toxicity and the pathophysiology of electronic cigarette, or vaping product, use associated lung injury - Chand HS, Muthumalage T, Maziak W, Rahman I.
New emerging tobacco products, especially electronic cigarettes (E-Cig) or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), have gained a huge popularity, particularly in younger populations. The lack of sufficient evidence-based health effect studies has prom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Teens Find a Big Loophole in the New Flavored Vaping Ban
The policy allows mint, dessert and fruit flavors to continue to be sold in disposable e-cigarettes, prompting many teens to switch from Juul to those devices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: E-Cigarettes Teenagers and Adolescence Recalls and Bans of Products Nicotine Food and Drug Administration Juul Labs Inc Puff Bar your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

‘ This is our time ’ , Prentis tells Black members
“We live in difficult times. We all know it. But let us say loud and clear, as we leave the European Union at 11pm tonight, all of us send out a message to commit our union to fight the rise in nationalism and hatred facing so many of our communities.” That was at the heart of a rousing speech, as general secretary Dave Prentis addressed UNISON’s Black members’ conference in Bournemouth this afternoon. “We won’t stand by as the government makes immigrants into second-class citizens. Migrant workers are part of the UNISON family. Their story is the story of UNISON too. We will lead by exa...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 31, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2020 Black Members Conference BREXIT immigration racism Windrush Source Type: news

The Teenager Who Needed a Double Lung Transplant Because He Vaped Has Something to Say
Daniel Ament went to sleep one day and woke up months later with a new set of lungs. Ament, 17 and a high school junior in Grosse Pointe, Mich., (anonymously) made headlines this past fall after becoming the first person to receive a double lung transplant due to what doctors attribute to vaping-related damage. But Ament—who spent more than a month critically ill and hospitalized before his surgery—doesn’t remember any of it. “I was trying to think of the last thing I could remember, and it was summer,” says Ament, talking on the record for the first time. [When I woke up,] it was almost snowi...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

Butt emissions: Study finds even extinguished cigarettes give off toxins
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Our researchers here at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have discovered that a used cigarette butt - even one that is cold to the touch - can give off the equivalent of 14% of the nicotine that an actively burning cigarette emits. They are calling this newly discovered form of cigarette exposure " after smoke " or butt emissions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Trump Rule Requires U.S. Officials To Weigh Pregnant Visa Applicants ’ Medical Needs
The Trump administration issued a new rule on Thursday instructing United States consular officials to deny pregnant women visas unless they can prove “to the satisfaction of the consular officer” either that they are not traveling to the U.S. to give birth, or that they have a legitimate medical reason to give birth in the country. The administration says the new provision is an attempt to cut down on what’s known as “birth tourism,” or when women come to the U.S. specifically to give birth so that their children gain American citizenship. But critics say the new rule may be deeply flawed. ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Immigration onetime Pregnancy Women's Health Source Type: news

Lessons from Sars outbreak help in race for coronavirus vaccine
Companies aim to have vaccine in production within 16 weeks before entering testing stageThere are no vaccines or treatments approved for the new coronavirus, but the race is on to develop one.This week the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Cepi)announced it would commit $11m ( £8.4m) to three programmes led by the companies Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Moderna and the University of Queensland.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science China World news Asia Pacific Medical research Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

Nicotine-Replacement Samples From Primary-Care Docs May Help Smokers Quit Nicotine-Replacement Samples From Primary-Care Docs May Help Smokers Quit
Handing out free nicotine patches and lozenges to smokers after they visit their primary care doctor can help them quit, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Vitamin E acetate in products used by the first cases of EVALI in New York State
(MDPI TOXICS) A new study published on Jan. 24, 2020, in the journal Toxics provides important insight into the recent lung intoxication epidemic referred to as 'e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury' (EVALI). The study presents, for the first time, a comprehensive analysis of products used by EVALI patients. Vitamin E acetate was the main finding in cannabinoid liquids. No compound that could be linked to EVALI was found in the two nicotine products tested. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blue Innovation in the Commonwealth
By Patricia ScotlandJan 23 2020 (IPS) With 95 per cent of the ocean still unexplored by humans, we are only just beginning to understand its profound influence on life on earth, including its effect on global climate and ecosystems. As we do so, more and more countries are exploring the immense potential of the ‘blue economy’ to build wealth, create jobs and improve lives, and how this can be done in ways which protect ocean health and promote sustainability. The value of ocean assets (including natural capital) is conservatively estimated at US$24 trillion, and the worldwide ocean economy is worth around US$2...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Scotland Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Characteristics of Persons Who Report Using Only Nicotine-Containing Products Among Interviewed Patients with E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury --- Illinois, August--December 2019
Vitamin E acetate, which has been detected in tetrahydrocannabinol -containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products, is strongly linked to the e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury outbreak; however, evidence is not sufficient to rule out the contribution of other chemicals of concern, including chemicals in either THC- or non-THC-containing products, in some reported EVALI cases. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 23, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Lung Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Vaping Source Type: news

Surgeon General Says ‘Shocking’ Portion of People Aren’t Told to Stop Smoking
In a new report, he cited a number of helpful smoking cessation methods but said that e-cigarettes haven ’t yet been proven to be an effective method. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Addiction (Psychology) Nicotine United States Politics and Government Surgeon General (US) American Lung Assn Public Health Service (US) Adams, Jerome M (1974- ) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Smokers Should Quit at Least 4 Weeks Before Surgery, W.H.O. says
In a new study, the health agency urges hospitals and surgeons to play a bigger role to help the world ’s 1 billion smokers kick the habit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Surgery and Surgeons Hospitals World Health Organization Nicotine your-feed-health Source Type: news

Social Media Helped Juul Dominate the Vaping Market. Now, Teens Are Using It to Help Each Other Quit
Juul Labs, the e-cigarette company so popular its name became a verb, wouldn’t be where it is without social media. In the company’s early years, a steady stream of posts from users and influencers helped turn Juul from a smoking alternative to a cultural phenomenon. So many Juul users—many of them teenagers—voluntarily posted about vaping that it hardly made a difference when the company in 2018 silenced its own accounts to help stem its popularity among underage users. Now, in the wake of a vaping-related lung disease outbreak that has sickened almost 2,700 and killed 60, teenagers and young adult...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health vaping Source Type: news

A psychological autopsy study based on 626 German police records - Brieger P, Kaps B, Lohmann F, Kammerlander B, Hamann J.
OBJECTIVE: In Germany roughly 10.000 persons commit suicide per year. To develop prevention strategies data regarding risk factors and potential interventions. METHODS: We performed a psychological autopsy study based on police records from the Bav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Dual Vaping and Smoking Tied to Elevated Stroke Risk in Younger Adults Dual Vaping and Smoking Tied to Elevated Stroke Risk in Younger Adults
Young and middle-aged adults who vape and smoke are more likely to have had a stroke than those who use only one of these types of nicotine product, or none at all, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

CDC drops its warning against vaping nicotine for adults
The CDC dropped its warning against vaping for adults to focus on THC e-cigarettes purchased on the street or handed off from friends and family, which seem to be the main drivers of lung illnesses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping and smoking tied to stroke risk in younger adults
Young and middle-aged adults who vape and smoke are more likely to have had a stroke than those who use only one of these types of nicotine product, or none at all, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Update: Product, Substance-Use, and Demographic Characteristics of Hospitalized Patients in a Nationwide Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injuries --- United States, August 2019--January 2020
This report updates demographic characteristics and self-reported sources of tetrahydrocannabinol-containing and nicotine-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products based on e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury patient data reported to CDC by state health departments. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 16, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Vaping Source Type: news

Onset of Regular Smoking Before Age 21 and Subsequent Nicotine Dependence and Cessation Behavior Among US Adult Smokers
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Menthol ban could increase health equity
(University of Kentucky) Current policies that include restrictions on the sale of menthol flavored tobacco and nicotine products are less likely to reach those that would benefit from them the most, according to new research from the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Louisville sues e-cig maker Juul
Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc., the largest manufacturer and seller of e-cigarettes and vaping products. The city said in a news release the suit is because of the role Juul played in fueling a community health crisis of nicotine addiction, especially among young people. The suit (available here), filed today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, came under the direction of Mayor Greg Fischer and Jefferson County Attorney… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David A. Mann Source Type: news

University staff map out the challenges ahead
Proper funding for the UK’s higher education system, alongside pay and protecting pensions, will be the major topics when representatives of the sector’s workforce gather in Milton Keynes for UNISON’s higher education service group conference tomorrow. “At the start of 2020, there are key issues facing universities across the UK,”  says national secretary Jon Richards. “We need the government to commit itself to working with and supporting the higher education system – especially as it is one of the UKs most significant sectors of the economy.” With the UK due to leave t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2020 Higher Education Conference education services universities Source Type: news

Abnormal stress responsiveness and suicidal behavior: a risk phenotype - Steinberg LJ, Mann JJ.
Suicidal behavior is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in psychiatric illness. However, only a subset of patients with psychiatric illnesses, such as major depressive disorder (MDD), commit suicide. This raises the question of how those who manifest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Accelerated speed of discovery could lead to more effective smoking cessation aids
As smokers know all too well, nicotine is highly addictive. It ’ s hard to quit smoking, a habit that claims the lives of more than seven million people each year. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Press Release Source Type: news

Beware a closing of the British mind if we abandon European endeavours | Nick Cohen
Post-Brexit, we should be wary of spurning joint projects in science and educationLeaving the EU will produce the greatest loss of freedom since the Second World War. The freedom of businesses to trade with Europe dominates politics. But I suspect the loss of the freedom of the individual to live and work where they want in the EU, to fall in love and bring home whoever they choose and, above all, the freedom to think and study what they will and where they please will be the hardest to bear.You can see Britain ’s horizons shrinking. The Liberal Democrats attempted to force ministers to commit to keeping Britain in t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nick Cohen Tags: Brexit UK news European Union Politics Science Education Universities Source Type: news