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Vaping of Marijuana on the Rise Among Teens

NIH’s 2019 Monitoring the Future survey finds continuing declines in prescription opioid misuse, tobacco cigarettes, and alcohol. Bethesda, MD-(ENEWSPF)- Findings from the 2019 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey demonstrate the appeal of vaping to teens, as seen in the increased prevalence of marijuana use as well as nicotine vaping. Results[Read More…]


U=U – Gay, Bisexual Men Increasingly & Correctly Agree: HIV “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable”

Yet transmission-risk misunderstandings persist, finds large NIH-supported study. Bethesda, MD-(ENEWSPF)- Extensive evidence from HIV prevention research studies has firmly established that “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable,” or U=U. This means that people living with HIV who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load — the amount of virus in their blood — by[Read More…]

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Permanent Hair Dye and Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Bethesda, MD-(ENEWSPF)- Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products. The study published online Dec. 4 in the International Journal of Cancer and suggests[Read More…]

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NIMH: Release of “13 Reasons Why” Associated with Increase in Youth Suicide Rates

NIH-supported study highlights the importance of responsible portrayal of suicide by the media Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among U.S. youth ages 10-17 in the month (April 2017) following the shows release, after accounting for ongoing trends in[Read More…]

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Clinicians Learning of Patient Overdose Deaths Reduce Future Prescriptions of Opioid Drugs

Bethesda, MD-(ENEWSPF)- The National Institutes of Health reported Thursday that patient overdose deaths had a direct impact on whether clinicians would prescribe opioid drugs in the future. An NIH-funded study shows clinicians reduced prescriptions following behavioral “nudge,” that they were more likely to reduce the number and dose of opioid[Read More…]