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Smokers At Higher Risk For Developing Hypertension

Smokers At Higher Risk For Developing Hypertension

In cardiovascular diseases, smoking is a risk factor; where smokers are being at a higher risk for developing hypertension, and an overactive response to normal drops in blood pressure. As the human bodies having a buffering system; that continuously monitors and maintains a healthy blood pressure;By the blood pressure lowering, a response called muscle Sympathetic…

Alcohol Outlet Density And Advertising Contribute Adolescent Drinking

Alcohol Outlet Density And Advertising Contribute Adolescent Drinking

Research conducting on the systematic community mapping and participatory group activities with 177 adolescents to explore alcohol outlet density and advertising may contribute to adolescent drinking; the high density of alcohol selling venues in the areas study investigating makes alcohol readily available to youth. But he volume of alcohol advertising that youth encounter in Tanzania; is…

Major Simultaneous Use Of The Alcohol And Marijuana

Major Simultaneous Use Of The Alcohol And Marijuana

This research study evaluating the patterns of simultaneous substance; use among students in three state universities with different state laws on recreational use of marijuana. A major simultaneous use of the alcohol and marijuana is becoming higher risk than using either substance alone; because their effects can interact and cause excessive depression of the central…

E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes Much More Effective For Traditional Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes; A new large study from University College London researchers has shown that people who use E-cigarettes to aid them; in quitting traditional cigarette smoking are 95% more likely to succeed when compare to those; but who are not using any “stop-smoking aids”. The study supported by the Cancer Research UK was titled, “Moderators of…

Tobacco Industry

Public Health Connection To Tobacco Industry Revealed

No fewer than 25 serving Conservative MPs, including several leadership candidates, are connected to an organization part-funded by the tobacco industry and responsible for a series of attacks on public health initiatives, reveals an investigation by The BMJ. Politicians with links to free-market think-tank the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) include Dominic Raab, David Davis and…

E-cigarette users want to quit smoking

E-Cigarette: Most Of The Users Want To Quit

Most people who smoke e-cigarettes want to quit and many have tried to reduce their use, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, is the first to examine e-cigarette users’ past attempts and current intentions to quit e-cigarettes in a representative sample of adult e-cigarette users in the United…

Family Planning

Progress In Family Planning In Africa Accelerating

A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; shows that women in eight sub-Saharan African countries are gaining access; to and using modern contraception at a faster rate than previously projected. This rate is well ahead of benchmark goals design to give access to family planning services; to an…

New Legislation

The New Legislation Restricts Abortion Once “Cardiac Activity”

Last week the US state of Georgia passed abortion laws that wind back some of the hard-fought reproductive; rights won through America’s landmark abortion case Roe v Wade. The new legislation restricts abortion once “cardiac activity” can be detect. Since this usually occurs at around six weeks of pregnancy at which point many are unaware…

LGBT Employees

LGBT Employees In Federal Workplaces Report Worse Job Experiences

Workplace inequality is visible when it involves gender and race, but less so with sexual identity and gender expression. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees in federal workplaces report worse job experiences than their colleagues; leading to higher intentions to leave their job, according to a new University of Michigan study. The research also shows…

E-cigarette

Preventing Alcohol, E-cigarette Use By Children

The bottom line is to help children grow up safer and healthier and to increase parents’ ability; to help them do that, says the investigator leading a $1.4 million; state-funded alcohol and substance abuse prevention program. Investigators at the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Cancer Center; but are working with Augusta area schools to…

Caffeine Consumption

Connection Of Adolescent Caffeine Consumption And Substance Abuse

It is not uncommon for teenagers to grab an energy drink for an after-school pick-me-up; or pop through the drive-through at Starbucks for a morning Frappuccino. But what is all that caffeine doing to their growing brains and bodies as they develop into adults? And could it lead to unintended consequences down the road? A…

Prescription Opioids

Attorneys Suggests Prescription Opioids To Be Accessible To Public

Attorneys for news organizations argued Thursday that the U.S. public should be allowed to see federal data about how prescription opioids were distributed as the nation’s overdose crisis was worsening. But they urged a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to overturn a lower court judge’s denial of access…