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Juul-Type E-Cigarettes May Be Especially Addictive for Teens: Study

MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Talk to a teacher if you want an idea of how addicted teenagers can become using Juul and other pod-based e-cigarettes. That's the suggestion of Patricia Folan, director of the Center for Tobacco Control at Northwell Health in Great Neck, N.Y. "We've had teachers tell us that once they confiscate a Juul from kids in school, the teens beg to get them back because they're so uncomfortable," Folan said. "The withdrawal symptoms appear to be pretty intense." To her it's not surprising that a new evidence review has concluded many aspects of pod-based e-cigarettes like Juul are designed to addict people to nicotine. The way they deliver nicotine represents a technological advance, allowing people to more comfortably imbibe huge doses of nicotine,...

Where Are Kids Getting the Most 'Empty Calories'?

1 June 2020
MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. children and teenagers are still downing too many "empty calories" -- primarily from sugary beverages, sweets and pizza, a new government study finds. The study, based on a long-running federal health survey, did turn up some good news: In recent years, kids have been eating fewer empty calories, versus a decade before. The bad news is, by 2016, those sources still accounted for more than one-quarter of kids' total calories. The term "empty" generally refers to food and drinks that provide a lot of calories but little to no nutrition. In this study, empty calories were defined as those coming from added sugars or "solid" fats (like butter and shortening). Sugary drinks, the study found, have consistently been a top source of U.S. kids'...

Prostate Cancer Drug Could Be 'Game Changing,'...

29 May 2020
FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For men with advanced prostate cancer, a new hormone therapy pill works better than standard injections -- and carries a much lower risk of heart attack or stroke, a clinical trial has found. The drug, called relugolix, is not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If it gets the green light, however, it would be "game-changing," said Dr. Neal Shore, lead researcher on the trial. Hormone therapy has long been a standard treatment for advanced prostate cancer -- including cases where the tumor has spread beyond the prostate gland or recurred after treatment with surgery or radiation. The goal is to suppress androgen hormones, including testosterone, because they fuel the growth of prostate tumors. Right now, that's usually...

What Are Your Chances of Having a Second IVF Baby?

26 May 2020
TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you've had one baby through fertility treatment, your chances for a second success are good, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 35,000 women in Australia and New Zealand who had a live baby after in vitro fertilization (IVF). The women were treated between 2009 and 2013 and followed to 2015. Live births up to October 2016 were included in the study. After one success, the chances of having a second IVF baby were between 51% and 88% after six cycles of treatment, the researchers said. The likelihood of a successful pregnancy declined with age and whether women used a fresh or frozen embryo. Compared to women under 30, those between 35 and 39 saw their odds of success drop by 22% if they used an embryo frozen...

6 Expert Tips for Defusing Kids' Quarantine Meltdowns

26 May 2020
TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When kids and teens chafe under COVID-19 quarantine, how can parents stop the meltdowns and misbehavior? Start with understanding: Young people miss their friends and their freedom. Younger kids might respond by throwing tantrums. Teens might isolate themselves, ignore social distancing rules or sneak out to see friends. To curb negative behavior, experts from Penn State Children's Hospital offer their advice. It starts with this time-honed tip: If your child has a tantrum, ignore it if it's not endangering anyone. "It helps a child understand they won't get what they want from having a tantrum," pediatrician Dr. Katherine Shedlock said in a hospital news release. Ask the child to take quiet time, which is different from a timeout. Pick a...

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