A new study shows the rapid loss of protection against whooping cough among teens vaccinated with a booster shot. This decline, which takes place over less than four years, helps explain the recent outbreaks in California and Minnesota, and shows that a new vaccination approach is needed.
The latest edition of the annual "Monitoring the Future" survey shows encouraging trends continuing for youth smoking, substance abuse and alcohol abuse, as well. However, binge drinking remains a problem, and e-cigarettes are increasingly being used for "fun" by youngsters, rather than as an aid to quit smoking.
Prospective study of 228 morbidly obese teens shows that two different types of bariatric surgery led to significant benefits. They included weight loss, and improved cardiometabolic levels, including blood pressure, lipids, diabetes and kidney function.
US health officials have long warned that too much salt intake as a child can raise lifelong risk of high blood pressure. However, a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests it s actually potassium intake that kids should be aware of.
A substantial minority of teens believe that occasional cigarette smoking is not so bad; worse still, a majority think that light smoking is OK. Well, it s not, and since smokers begin as teens nine times out of ten, that s the time to correct these myths.
A new study confirms that non-smokers adults and kids alike have almost no urge to vape on flavored e-liquids. Also, NYS Gov. Cuomo signed a bill protecting kids (and adults) from exposure to nicotine liquid.
Good news: teen smoking rates continue trend of significant decline! Even better news: about 90 percent of smokers start in their teens, so this result is a strongly positive omen of the future decline in overall smoking rates.
It s true, sad to say: By the time the truth awakens and puts its boots on, the lie has spread around the world. Such it is with the JAMA article by Dr. Stanton Glantz and his media acolytes with one exception.
Bariatric, or weight-loss surgery, has been instrumental in helping severely obese (those with a BMI over 40) patients and those with comorbid conditions, such as diabetes, attain a more normal body weight and metabolism. Even morbidly obese teens have benefitted
A new study, reported at a cancer research meeting, shows that the "problem" of teens becoming addicted to nicotine via e-cigarettes is another in a long line of hypothetical, or phony, scares promoted by our public health authorities afraid of anything that resembles a cigarette.