• E-cigarette use associated with risk for wheezing, shortness of breath in young users

    1 month ago - By Healio

    E-cigarette use was associated with increased risk for wheezing and shortness of breath in adolescents and young adults, according to new data presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.
    “The findings from the current study - which found an association between e-cigarette use, wheezing and shortness of breath - highlight that we need to keep asking young people about respiratory symptoms, co-use of other tobacco products as well as cannabis use,” Alayna P. Tackett, PhD, assistant professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern
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  • Bike-Linked Head Injuries Decline for Kids, But Not Adults

    Bike-Linked Head Injuries Decline for Kids, But Not Adults

    1 month ago - By Web MD

    Increased helmet use and construction of dedicated bike lanes in cities have helped reduce cases of serious brain injuries.
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  • Teens, young adults who report e-cigarette use have increased odds of asthma

    Teens, young adults who report e-cigarette use have increased odds of asthma

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Teens and young adults who report current e-cigarette use have increased risk for developing asthma and experiencing asthma exacerbations, according to data reported at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.
    “While vaping is thought to be a safer alternative to smoking, emerging research suggests that e-cigarette use may have long-term health effects,” Teresa To, PhD, senior scientist in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences program at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, said during a virtual abstract presentation. “However, to date, knowledge on
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