A study by part of Britain’s Department of Health has found that electronic cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than tobacco. It concluded that e-cigarettes should be promoted as a tool to help people quit smoking.
According to a new study presented at the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society on Tuesday, lice populations across 25 states have grown resistant to treatments that are still considered effective by physicians and schools.
A study found an association between the amount of fast food that children eat and how well they do in school . The higher the frequency of fast-food consumption in fifth grade, the worse children performed on math, reading and science tests in eighth grade.
The number of teens who harm themselves is increasing, according to a study of statistics on emergency room visits. The rate of self-injury went from 1.1% of all trauma visits in 2009 to 1.6% of all trauma visits in 2012.
The FDA has approved the use of the opioid painkiller OxyContin for children and adolescents aged 11 to 16 with chronic and around-the-clock pain that has not been helped by other methods of pain relief.
The death rates for children from bicycling accidents have fallen dramatically from 1975 to 2012, according to the CDC. But during those years, the bicycling death rates for middles-aged men have risen sharply.