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Teens at High-Performing Schools Less Likely to Use Pot

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 — The type of high school teens attend may determine whether they’ll try marijuana and other illegal drugs, a new study suggests. “We concluded that schools play an important role in influencing adolescent behavior,” said study first author Dr. Rebecca Dudovitz, an assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles […]

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Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Use at Vaccinations

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 — In-hospital postnatal education about infant pain management at vaccinations leads to more frequent use of pain relief interventions, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Anna Taddio, Ph.D., from the University of Toronto, and colleagues randomly assigned new mothers to […]

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Model Identifies Adolescents at Risk for Smoking Initiation

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 — A novel prognostic tool can be used to accurately identify adolescents at risk for initiating cigarette smoking, according to a study published online Oct. 1 in Pediatrics. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Ph.D., from the Université de Montréal, and colleagues used data from the Nicotine Dependence in Teens study. A total of 1,294 […]

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Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 — In the first quarter of 2018, the uninsured rate was 8.8 percent, not significantly different from a year earlier, according to a report released Aug. 29 by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Robin A. Cohen, Ph.D., from the NCHS, and colleagues used data from the first quarter of […]

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Management’s ‘overt lack of concern’ for employee health and safety puts non-union casino hotel workers at risk

Non-union Las Vegas casino resort workers face increased health and safety risks due in large part to management’s lack of concern for and vigilance surrounding employee work conditions. To understand the health- and safety-related experiences of non-union casino hotel employees, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy Associate Professor Diana Romero, doctoral alumnus […]

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Bat tested positive for rabies at Grand Canyon

A bat collected from the bottom of the Grand Canyon has tested positive for rabies. Park officials said Friday that visitors have reported an uptick in bats along the Colorado River. No one is known to have come in contact with the rabid bat. It was taken from Phantom Ranch in late August and tested. […]