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Research: E-cigarettes do more harm than good

Health experts had hoped that moving from chewing tobacco and paper products to vaping systems to deliver nicotine would result in advances in health and safety. The thought was that e-cigarettes would be a bridge to quitting other tobacco products and that the decrease...

source: By Denise A. Valenti
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The American Academy of Family Physicians teamed up with five other medical organizations to release guidance titled "Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Joint Principles," which is intended to inform congressional policies addressing the nation's opioid use disorder epidemic....

source: AAFP News

Young adults who are overweight or obese are twice as likely as their leaner peers to binge and purge, use laxatives or diuretics, or force themselves to vomit as a means of controlling their weight, according to a new study led...

source: University of California San Francisco

Adolescents have sex. Many have risky sex. In 2015, the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System reported that 41 percent of all high school students have ever had sexual contact. Nearly half (43 percent) of these adolescents reported not using a condom during their last...

source: AAP Gateway

SAHM released a statement strongly condemning the separation of children and adolescents from their parents as a deterrent to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers searching for safety by crossing our border with Mexico.

source: SAHM

More young people have access to the internet than ever before, and researchers are trying to understand what risks are involved. A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health, reports that 1 in 5 youths are seeing unwanted sexual...

source: TIME

Suicide rates among whites have traditionally been higher than for blacks in the United States. However, a new study shows that the racial differences in suicide rates may be age-specific. The findings, published in JAMA Pediatrics, reveal...

source: Psych Central


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