Teen E-Cig Use May Lead to Regular Smoking

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — High school students who use electronic cigarettes are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes, a new Canadian study finds. “Youth may be trying e-cigarettes before smoking because they are easier to access: until recently, youth could legally purchase e-cigarettes without nicotine, whereas regular cigarettes cannot be sold…

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Keep Halloween Spooky, But Safe

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Kids may encounter some scary surprises on Halloween, but they shouldn’t get injured while they go trick-or-treating. However, U.S. emergency departments reported more than 700,000 Halloween-related injuries involving children and teens between 2007 and 2016. In many cases, kids are sustaining head or hand injuries, according to the…

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Using Cocaine? Fingerprints Might Tell

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An experimental fingerprint test could confirm within seconds if someone has used cocaine, according to a new study. The screening might pave the way for fingerprint-detection of other dangerous drugs such as heroin and ecstasy, said scientists at the University of Surrey in England. “This is a real…

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