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Twitter Helps Smokers Kick The Habit, UCI-Stanford Study Finds

New Study results indicate incorporating social media-delivered automessages from trained counselors was effective in promoting smoking cessation.
Source: UC Irvine

When subjects in a smoking cessation program tweet each other regularly, they’re more successful at kicking the habit, according to a study by UC Irvine and Stanford University researchers. Specifically, daily “automessages” that encourage and direct the social media exchanges may be more effective than traditional social media interventions for quitting smoking. Cornelia Pechmann, professor […]

Teen Girls From Rural Areas More Likely To Have Undiagnosed Asthma, Be Depressed

This is Dr. Jeana Bush, an MCG Allergy and Immunology Fellow.
Source: Phil Jones

Teen girls who live in rural areas are more likely than their male counterparts to have undiagnosed asthma, and they often are at a higher risk of depression, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. According to data collected during a three-year trial of an asthma program tailored to […]

Mississippi State Researcher Among Those Working On New Flu Vaccine

Dr. Henry Wan, an associate professor at Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health RO1 grant to develop better ways of determining new flu vaccines.
Source: Beth Wynn

In the midst of one the worst overall influenza seasons, a Mississippi State researcher is part of an international effort to develop next season’s vaccines. Dr. Henry Wan, an associate professor at the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health RO1 grant to develop better ways of determining new […]

Smart Device Tracks Hand Hygiene Habits

A hospital worker uses a soap dispenser that's been fitted into one of General Sensing's dispenser monitors. Source: General Sensing

The World Health Organization (WHO) cites good hand hygiene as a major factor in stopping the spread of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) caused by exposure to various bacteria. In fact, in 2009 the WHO released its “Five Moments of Hand Hygiene” guidelines, which pinpoint five key moments when hospital staff should wash their hands: before touching […]

Potential Health Risks Of Hookah Smoking Are Being Overlooked By Users, Concerning Toxicologists

Source: Society of Toxicology

Studies have shown that hookah smoking is on the rise among adolescents and young adults, which is a cause of concern for members of the Society of Toxicology (SOT). “Researchers are finding that people perceive hookah smoking as a safer and healthier means of tobacco use. However, toxicological research is finding elements in hookah smoke […]

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