Dec

18

2018
Surgeon General Warns Youth Vaping Is Now An ‘Epidemic’

Surgeon General Warns Youth Vaping Is Now An ‘Epidemic’

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a forceful advisory about vaping by U.S. teenagers, saying electronic cigarette use among young people has reached levels that require urgent action. (Image credit: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)


Dec

17

2018
Gently stroking babies before medical procedures may reduce pain processing

Gently stroking babies before medical procedures may reduce pain processing

Researchers found that gently stroking a baby seems to reduce activity in the infant brain associated with painful experiences. Their results suggest that lightly brushing an infant at a certain speed — of approximately 3 centimeters per second — could provide effective pain relief before clinically necessary medical procedures.


Dec

16

2018
Teen Vaping Soared In 2018

Teen Vaping Soared In 2018

A dramatic increase in vaping among high school students is the largest yearly change ever seen in a long-running survey tracking substance use and abuse by teens. (Image credit: VOISIN/Getty Images)


Dec

14

2018
ACA Sign-Ups Have Lagged For 2019. But What Does That Mean?

ACA Sign-Ups Have Lagged For 2019. But What Does That Mean?

The pace of enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans is slower than in past years. That could mean fewer people will have health coverage — or that more people are getting insurance via their work. (Image credit: Patrick Sison/AP)


Dec

13

2018
How parents protect children from the long-term effects of stress

How parents protect children from the long-term effects of stress

When young children experience violence or poverty, the effect can last well into adulthood. But new research suggests that a strong parental relationship could override some of these effects, by changing how children perceive the environmental cues that help them distinguish between what’s safe or dangerous.



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