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Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP
... SCHIP and Medicare by increasing federal taxes on tobacco
products. Reducing costly and unfair overpayments to Medicare Advantage plans and applying these savings to ensuring health care access to children and seniors. Dr. Dale completed the letters by commending each of the Congressmen for their effor...
'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders
...s covered by federal government, funds from higher tobacco
taxes should be applied to the SCHIP reauthorizati..., and particularly, their courage in taking on big tobacco
to provide health care to kids. At the same time, we will continue to urge lawmakers to provide suf...
Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence
...explanations for the concurrent use of alcohol and tobacco
products, said Timothy C. Durazzo, assistant adjunct professor in the department of radiology at the University of California San Francisco, and corresponding author for the study. Nicotine and alcohol may enhance each others rewarding properties; n...
Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City
...cade with no progress, New York City increased the tobacco
tax, eliminated smoking in virtually all workplace...R. Frieden -- especially when theyre paired with a tobacco
tax and smoke-free air legislation. With nearly a quarter of a million fewer smokers, New York City ...
Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease
...itis who were first born, were exposed to maternal tobacco
smoke during the first year of life and/or who had asthma and/or eczema at age five years were more likely to snore. Breastfeeding, birth weight, body mass index at age 4.5 years and respiratory function whilst awake were found to be unrelated. T...
Risk of Parkinson's disease increases with pesticide exposure and head trauma
...s appropriate, for age, sex, country of residence, tobacco
use, ever having been knocked unconscious and family history of Parkinson's disease....
Dentists need more training in oral cancer detection
...eHew said. "Some dentists incorrectly identified tobacco
or alcohol as the least important risk factor, when in fact they are the two most important," he said. Two-thirds of the dentists had had oral cancer continuing education; however, 40 percent had trained more than two years prior to the survey. And...
Telephone 'quitlines' may help dental patients stop smoking
...ho intervene with patients to help them stop using tobacco
can play a significant role in decreasing tobacco-...s in the brief-counseling group had abstained from tobacco
use. Abstinence rates among patients in the quitline group rose if those patients completed more tel...
Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US
...A) should be given broad regulatory authority over tobacco
marketing, packaging, and distribution, and other revisions to current tobacco
policy should be enacted, said the committee that wrote the report. Although smoking in the United...
Persistent smokers may have higher risk to become depressed than never smokers
...sms and from other substances than nicotine within tobacco
smoke." Secondly, there was evidence suggesting ...ration and possibly on mood, long term exposure to tobacco
smoke may be one risk factor in development of depression. However, this mechanism is still relative...
Chronic gum disease associated with tongue cancer
...f confounding," including factors such as lifelong tobacco
use, they write. "If this association is confirmed, it has a potential impact on understanding the etiology of oral cancer as well as on its prevention and control."...
Cigarette use may explain asthma epidemic in children, says Mailman School of Public Health study
...period through increased exposure to environmental tobacco
smoke, said Dr. Goodwin. Approximately 4.8 milli...majority of children with asthma. Environmental tobacco
smoke (ETS) inhaled unintentionally by nonsmokers has a higher concentration of some toxic substance...
Reducing tobacco use in US
Despite declines in tobacco
use in the United States, hundreds of thousands of...interventions are most promising to further reduce tobacco
use. It also looks at barriers to action and policies that need to be changed or adopted to lower ra...
Mayor of New York proposes preventing 100 million deaths from tobacco
...lth and Mental Hygiene, New York, USA, states that tobacco
will kill 1,000 million people prematurely through...ing prevalence by 2020, at least 100 million fewer tobacco
related premature deaths would occur in people alive today, and another 50 million deaths would be p...
Smoking and sleep top the list of lifestyle factors impacting oral health
...such as nutrition, amount of sleep, mental stress, tobacco
use, and exercise. A study in the May issue of th...e factors: physical exercise, alcohol consumption, tobacco
use, hours of sleep, nutritional balance, mental stress, hours worked and eating breakfast. The stu...
Fingerprint instead of blood sample
...s. To avoid false results from chance contact with tobacco
products, they designed their system to detect cotinine, a metabolite formed by the body after consumption of nicotine. The researchers wet the fingerprints with a solution containing gold nanoparticles to which cotinine-specific antibodies were atta...
Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms
...s grew worse if they were exposed to environmental tobacco
smoke. The research results appear in the second...as significantly greater among children exposed to tobacco
smoke in their home. They also noted that maternal smoking during pregnancy was "clearly associated ...
Tobacco and alcohol use independently increase risk of head and neck cancer
... drank alcohol and people who drink but never used tobacco
products. They pooled data from 15 casecontrol stu... assembly of a very large series of never users of tobacco
and never drinkers among head and neck cancer patients and control subjects, which allowed us to exa...
Log-on to shape-up
...inactivity and dietary patterns are second only to tobacco
use as a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Despite the multiple health benefits that physical activity is associated with, less than half of Americans engage in the recommended physical activity levels....
Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies
...ng pregnant black women may reflect less stringent tobacco
control policies, exposure to urban stressors, targeted marketing of tobacco
products or limited access to smoking cessation treatment. In contrast, the higher smoking rates...
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