Nearly half of U.S. teens who vape want to quit

by E.j. Mundell, Healthday Reporter

Nearly half of U.S. teens who vape want to quit

Addictive e-cigarettes have made inroads among American teens, and government campaigns to prevent vaping among the young are everywhere.

But a new survey suggests another focus: Helping teens already hooked on vaping to quit.

The survey of nearly 500 12- to 17-year-olds who vape found that almost half (44.5%) said they were “seriously thinking about quitting,” with one in four saying they’d tried to kick the vaping habit over the past year.

That suggests that “vaping cessation interventions are urgently needed” to help kids quit, said researchers led by Tracy Smith, of the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston.

Reporting Aug. 17 in JAMA Pediatrics, her team looked at 2016 to 2018 data on 498 youth who said they’d used an e-cigarette within the prior month.

Besides finding that many teens wanted to quit, the survey also showed that half of these would-be

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These 4 Steps May Help Your Weight Loss Journey, According to CSIRO

For anyone starting a new diet program, CSIRO’s latest research results recommend going in hard and going at it early with as much preparation as possible. They’ve broken it down into four steps that’ll do your weight loss journey a solid.

Results from a new research by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, places strong emphasis on the first three weeks of a diet for achieving weight loss goals in the longer-term.

The study of over 22,000 CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet members showed those who achieved strong results in the beginning of their weight loss journey went on to lose 1kg or more per week for the first three weeks. More importantly though, they had better success overall at the end of the 12-week program as the results were three-and-a-half times greater compared to others who took a different approach.

Planning, structure, preparation and self-monitoring

Besides choosing the right weight loss

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After coronavirus cut fitness buffs off from beloved gyms and studios, many feel guilty for not going back

Guilt gnawed at Saveraid as she pressed “send.” She had just severed her connection to a community that had been a source of positivity in her life for roughly two years.

“It felt like I was letting down someone I cared about,” she said.

But the lingering guilt was still outweighed by her concern about contracting or transmitting the novel coronavirus.

“I’m not really questioning the decision at this point because there is such an unknown,” said Saveraid, who in pre-pandemic times went to the gym every morning before work and occasionally on the weekends. “And so I’m just kind of like, ‘All right. Better safe than sorry.’ ”

In America’s pandemic-afflicted reality, “better safe than sorry” is a mentality that has been adopted by many who once considered their gyms and studios second homes, and the communities they created there a second family. Making the choice to leave, even

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The 100 People Transforming Business series showcases leaders driving innovation in the world of healthcare

  • Insider identified healthcare leaders changing the business across Europe, the Americas, and Asia. stood out despite, or because of, the coronavirus pandemic.
  • During the pandemic there has been extensive focus on research and drug development. But telemedicine and other innovations have also been at the forefront. 
  • The surge of interest in healthcare hasn’t obscured issues facing healthcare globally, however, as big economies grapple with aging populations and rising health costs. 
  • 100 People Transforming Business is an annual list and series highlighting those across industries who are changing the way the world does business. Check out the full list for 2020.

The coronavirus is defining 2020. Our list of healthcare Transformers includes leaders who worked through, around, and against the pandemic.

For most of this year, just everything seems to be defined through the lens of the coronavirus pandemic.

It has plunged the global economy into a recession, took hundreds of

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Jefferson Spine & Injury Center Offers Effective Chiropractic Treatments for Soft Tissue Injuries in Arlington, VA – Press Release

Arlington, VA – Jefferson Spine & Injury Center specializes in a variety of conditions such as neck pain, headaches, leg pain, pinched nerves, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), whiplash injuries, back pain, shoulder pain, disc problems, TMJ pain, among other accident-related injuries. The center uses state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose the severity of the patient’s injury, in order to create a personalized plan to treat their condition.

“As an Arlington chiropractic center, we use the latest and most technologically advanced techniques in chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, and physical rehabilitation to ensure long-term results for our patients. Thus, our goal is always to provide exceptional chiropractic injury care in a professional, warm, relaxing environment with our friendly Spanish speaking bilingual staff.” Said Dr. Leslie Holcombe DC, the owner, and spokesperson for Jefferson Spine & Injury Center, regarding their patient-oriented services.

Jefferson Spine & Injury Center is operated by Dr. Leslie Holcombe DC, a

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Maine wedding linked to coronavirus outbreak in jail and nursing homes

  • An indoor church wedding and reception have been linked to 147 coronavirus cases across Maine.
  • Three of those people have died. None of them were wedding attendees.
  • Contact-tracing efforts found that guests at the wedding directly or indirectly spread the virus to two nursing homes and inmates at a local jail.
  • The pastor who officiated the wedding said during an August 30 sermon that people should have the freedom to not wear a face mask.
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At the start of August, Maine had emerged from the coronavirus pandemic relatively unscathed. The state had one of the lowest case tallies in the US — and its average number of new daily cases was declining.

That was before an indoor church wedding and reception on August 7. 

As of Saturday, 147 coronavirus cases were linked to the wedding — including three deaths. One of those people,

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Assam cop’s medical degree comes handy in running COVID-19 care centre

Besides heading the district’s police department, Robin Kumar is currently running a 50-bedded COVID-19 care centre

A young IPS officer is winning hearts in Assam by treating people during the coronavirus pandemic while donning the khaki uniform, thanks to his medical background.

Barpeta Superintendent of Police (SP) Robin Kumar is performing the dual duties of a corona warrior — a police officer and a doctor — as the district is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Mr. Kumar, a 2013 batch IPS officer, is a specialist in medicine (MBBS, MD) which has helped him respond to the call of duty and provide treatment to the needy during the ongoing medical emergency.

Besides heading the district’s police department, Mr. Kumar is currently running a 50-bedded Covid care centre with four ICUs in Barpeta Police Reserve for police personnel and their families and is also planning to hold health camps for women

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Report: Financial Ties Between Device Makers, Teaching Hospitals

One of the authors said, “Normalizing marketing as a source of information on new drugs and devices risks teaching trainees to count on an information source that has a vested financial interest in their prescribing decisions.”

Drug And Device Makers Paid Teaching Hospitals $832 Million In 2018

Amid ongoing concern that drug and device makers may influence medical practice and research, a new analysis suggests the issue also extends to teaching hospitals, which received a total of $832 million in payments for various activities and arrangements other than research in 2018. Of 1,281 teaching hospitals, 91% received money from industry for continuing education, royalties, consulting and speaking fees, space rentals, gifts, and food, among other things. In all, nearly 47,000 payments were made and most were related to specific products, although one-fifth of the hospitals received more than 90% of the $832 million. (Silverman, 9/8)

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HealthifyMe Eyes Opportunity in Health-Conscious Consumer Segment in Singapore and Malaysia Amidst Covid-19

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As part of its expansion plans, health-care startup HealthifyMe plans to tap into the health-conscious consumer segment in Singapore, Malaysia and other markets, amid changing needs and lifestyles influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Besides targeting individual users, the company said it aims to partner with companies to launch corporate health and wellness programmes for their employees.

Founded in 2012 by Tushar Vashisht and Sachin Shenoy, HealthifyMe is a digital health and fitness platform that provides personalised fitness and nutrition related solutions to its users. The platform offers localised health content, calorie tracking, meal plans, fitness workouts and health advice, provided by a team of online nutritionists, personal trainers and an artificial intelligence powered fitness coach, titled Ria.

The founders developed Ria in 2017 with learnings developed from billions of data points on consumer lifestyles, coupled with 400 man-years of nutritionist/fitness intelligence, the company statement

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Hickory Planet Fitness reopens with new COVID-19 health policies | Local News


People enter the Planet Fitness in Viewmont Tuesday morning on the day it reopened. Fitness facilities closed in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Planet Fitness located on North Center Street reopened on Tuesday with plexiglass shields set up at the front desk and signs reminding members to stay six feet apart.

“At Planet Fitness, the safety of our members and team members is our top priority, and we have begun a thoughtful and phased reopening approach in North Carolina, in accordance with the North Carolina Attorney General’s commentary of Executive Order No. 141,” a statement from the company read.

The gym franchise has taken steps to help protect staff and members, according to the statement. That includes

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