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27Apr
2020

FDA Bans Products That Help Kids Hide Vape Use From Parents

MONDAY, April 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With more American teens taking up e-cigarettes, there's a flood of products designed to allow them to vape without getting caught by parents or teachers -- and federal officials want to put a stop to it. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it was sending warning letters to 10 manufacturers to stop making these products targeting youth. "The public should really be outraged by these products," said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. The products being targeted by the FDA include: backpacks and sweatshirts designed with stealth pockets to hold and conceal an e-cigarette; vaping products that resemble smartwatches or children's toys such as a portable video game system or fidget spinner;...

Calm Parenting Will Help Children Through Coronavirus...

26 April 2020
SUNDAY, April 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The disruptions in daily life caused by the coronavirus pandemic could cause problems for children, but there are things parents can do to help their kids deal with the changes, experts say. "There are major stressors that children are experiencing, such as the inability to attend school, adjusting to home school, being in the house with their family all day, not being able to see their friends, worrying about grandparents and loved ones -- but they seem to be quite resilient and taking all of these changes in stride," said Alexandria Meyer, an assistant professor of psychology at Florida State University. Parents can reduce children's anxiety by limiting their exposure to the news related to COVID-19, having regular, open conversations...

Menopause May Someday Disappear as Women Postpone...

24 April 2020
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As more women postpone childbirth, evolution may start to delay menopause or do away with it altogether, Canadian researchers predict. "Menopause is not a disease. It's a medical condition that arises simply because of human behavior," and can end with a change in behavior, said evolutionary biologist Rama Singh, co-author of a paper published April 19 in the journal BMC Women's Health. Singh is a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Previously, he's said women's fertility ends in midlife because men have long preferred younger mates. Over thousands of years, older women who were no longer having children accumulated infertility-related genetic mutations that led to menopause, he has contended. In the new paper,...

FDA Approves Trodelvy for Metastatic Triple-Negative...

23 April 2020
THURSDAY, April 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Accelerated approval has been granted to Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) to treat patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer who have received at least two previous therapies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Approval of Trodelvy, a Trop-2-directed antibody and topoisomerase inhibitor drug conjugate, was based on clinical trial data from 108 breast cancer patients with metastatic triple-negative disease. Researchers found an overall response rate of 33.3 percent and a median response duration of 7.7 months. Response was maintained for six months or longer in 55.6 percent of patients who responded, and 16.7 percent of those who responded maintained response for one year or longer. A Boxed Warning...

Interventions Boost Abstinence, Condom Use Among Black Teens: Study

22 April 2020
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Sexual health programs appear to help increase condom use and abstinence among black American teens, researchers say. They analyzed data from 29 studies that examined the effect of school- and community-based programs on nearly 12,000 teens. "We focused on black adolescents because they face greater health disparities when it comes to the risk of unplanned pregnancy and contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) compared to other adolescents," said first author Reina Evans, a doctoral student at North Carolina State University. She said the disparity stems largely from the context in which black teens make decisions about their health. "For example, stress from racism and discrimination, as well as unequal access to health care...
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