Study finds vaping prevention program significantly reduces use in middle school students

In response to the youth vaping crisis, experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) developed CATCH My Breath, a program to prevent electronic cigarette use among fifth – 12th grade students. Research published in Public Health Reports reveals the program significantly reduces the likelihood of e-cigarette use among students who…

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GW study identifies need for disaster preparedness training for dermatologists

WASHINGTON (Jan. 30, 2020) — The dermatology community is inadequately prepared for a biological disaster and would benefit from a formal preparedness training program, according to a study from the George Washington University (GW). The article is published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Natural and man-made disasters can cause a range of dermatologic…

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Study provides first look at sperm microbiome using RNA sequencing

DETROIT – A new collaborative study published by a research team from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the CReATe Fertility Centre and the University of Massachusetts Amherst provides the first in-depth look at the microbiome of human sperm utilizing RNA sequencing with sufficient sensitivity to identify contamination and pathogenic bacterial colonization. “We show…

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Obesity Medicine Association announces key updates to its 2020 Adult Obesity Algorithm

DENVER, COLO. — Jan 30, 2020 — The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) today announced the immediate availability of the 2020 OMA Obesity Algorithm®, with new information for clinicians including obesity myths, polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity and psychiatric disease, ketogenic diet, as well as many other updates. “For the past seven years, the OMA Obesity Algorithm…

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