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Teens’ E-Cig Surge Hasn’t Hurt Move Away From Smoking: Study

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 — As electronic cigarettes took off, some worried they would lead teens back to traditional cigarettes. But new research suggests that’s not the case. Vaping has done little to slow or reverse a two-decade decline in the popularity of regular cigarettes among youth, a British study suggests. “Given the important contribution… Read More »

Paying patients to shop yields modest savings, Health Affairs study finds

Dive Brief: Paying patients to shift to lower-price providers could be a successful — albeit limited — option for helping employers and insurers lower healthcare costs, a new study in Health Affairs suggests. Researchers looked at the impact of a program that rewards people who agreed to receive one of 131 elective procedures from a designated… Read More »

Here is why white folks are fueling the opioid crisis, study says

The opioid crisis is at the center of a national disparity in how the public views and responds to drug addiction, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. The health care community funnels too many drugs to low-income white patients, triggering addiction, while people of color who… Read More »

Canadian study links screen time to slower child development

A new Canadian study has linked increased screen time with delayed development in children, adding new fuel to the debate over how long is too long for kids to spend in front of their electronic devices. Researchers from the University of Waterloo, University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute said toddlers who spent… Read More »