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1768 Articles Matching "school"

The Year Of The Vape: Teen E-Cigarette Use Spikes

Dec 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
More than a third of high school seniors said they have vaped in the past year — up nearly 10 percentage points from the previous year. The dramatic jump comes despite efforts by public health officials, educators and lawmakers to reverse the e-cigarette trend among youths, including a recent proposal to ban retail sales of flavored tobacco products in...
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Diversity Efforts In Rutgers Physician Assistant Program Pays Off

Dec 19, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In Ghana, Asana Rashad's grandmother sold her hand-sewn wedding dress so her granddaughter could afford to attend grade school. The girl who once walked barefoot to school went on to college thanks to a student exchange program in the U.S, then chose to pursue her goal to be a physician assistant. ......
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One Way Some Colleges Are Expanding Access To Emergency Contraception? Vending Machines

Dec 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Many schools offer free or reduced-cost emergency contraception in their student health centers. But campus medical offices or pharmacies aren’t always open when the pills are most needed. Women's health news comes out of Arkansas and Kentucky, as well....
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Study: Don't Send Report Cards Home on This Day

Dec 18, 2018 , WebMD
For the study, a team compared a year's worth of state-verified child abuse cases with the dates that elementary school report cards were sent...
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Unprecedented Increase In Teens’ Vaping Habits Has Health Experts Worried Even As Other Drug Use Decreases

Dec 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The findings suggest that the total number of high school students using tobacco surged by 1.3 million between 2017 and 2018. In all that time, the researchers who conduct the survey have never seen a drug’s popularity explode the way vaping did in the past...
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E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in U.S. high-schools: survey

Dec 17, 2018 , Reuters
The percentage of high school seniors who used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days nearly doubled to 20.9 percent from last year, results of a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse showed on Monday....
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More Sleep in Seattle: Later Start to School Brings Kids Better Grades

Dec 15, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: More Sleep in Seattle: Later Start to School Brings Kids Better GradesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2018 12:00:00...
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U.S. Gun Deaths Rise To Highest Level In Nearly 40 Years, CDC Data Shows

Dec 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The 39,773 recorded deaths in 2017 marked an increase of more than 10,000 compared to 28,874 deaths in 1999, according to a CNN analysis confirmed by the CDC. Other news on gun violence focuses on an increase in state gun control laws, a report criticizing the sheriff's policy for responding to the Parkland school massacre and a request from grieving parents for a waiting period before a gun...
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Longer Looks: Free Pens And The Opioid Crisis; School Lunch Regulations; And Prison For A Stillbirth

Dec 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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Later Start to School Brings Kids Better Grades

Dec 13, 2018 , WebMD
After a school district delayed the start time of secondary schools from 7:50 to 8:45, the students gained 35 minutes of daily sleep, felt less sleepy, improved their grades, and increased their attendance and...
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Researchers Collaborating With National Institutes Of Health To Develop Nonopioid Drug For Chronic Pain

Dec 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug –- now in its earliest stages -– that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids. ......
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Hearing Loss Is A Risk Factor For Premature Death

Dec 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new study links hearing loss with an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that mortality among those with hearing loss is elevated, par......
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Multi-Million Grant From The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation Will Fund National Implementation Of Johns Hopkins School Of Nursing's Aging-in-Place Program

Dec 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will receive the largest grant ever given by the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation to a single nurse-driven innovation, marking JHSON’s leadership in transformative models of care that focus on social determinants of health. The grant, totaling nearly $3 mill......
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Two Compounds In Coffee May Team Up To Fight Parkinson's

Dec 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The discovery, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests these two compounds combined may become a therapeutic option to slow brain degeneration. Lead author M. Maral Mouradian, director of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Institute for Neur......
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Nursing Instructor Changed Forever By Hurricane Relief Work

Dec 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Wichita State University School of Nursing instructor Richard Nold spent two weeks in North Carolina earlier this fall providing medical assistance to victims of Hurricane Florence. Nold, clinical educator in the Accelerated Nursing Program, was deployed through his military service in the Air Natio......
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Many young physicians don't get doctor-recommended child and family leave

Dec 12, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - Physicians training at many of the top U.S. medical schools get much less time off for childbearing and family leave than the 12 weeks recommended by doctors, two new studies suggest....
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Family, School Support May Help Stop Bullies in Their Tracks

Dec 12, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Family, School Support May Help Stop Bullies in Their TracksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2018 12:00:00...
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Family, School Support May Help Stop Bullies

Dec 11, 2018 , WebMD
The stronger a student's reported positive family relationships, the more likely a student was to deem aggressive behaviors and retaliation unacceptable, and the more likely they were to intervene in either case, researchers found in a recent...
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Rite Aid Foundation brings Prescription Drug Safety Initiative to Scranton

Dec 11, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Rite Aid Foundation's efforts to help address adolescent drug abuse and misuse will bring the Prescription Drug Safety program to Scranton, Pa.-area high schools. Read More...
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Doctors Who Treat Gunshot Victims Tell NRA Why Gun Safety Is Their ‘Highway’

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
After the NRA said "anti-gun" physicians should stay in their lane, a growing number of doctors join the social media campaign with the hashtag "#ThisIsOurLane," gaining support from the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. Other gun violence news looks at a lack of CDC gun studies, a faulty high school active shooter drill and disturbing writings from the Sandy Hook...
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