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Reductions in air pollution yield prompt and substantial health benefits

Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains

Health benefits occur rapidly, with benefit of smoking ban in Ireland starting at one week
Pharmacist-led interventions in general practice can significantly reduce medical risk factors associated with cardiovascular events

Pharmacist-Led Interventions Cut Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Interventions associated with drops in blood pressure, cholesterol, HbA1c
Use of social media

Social Media Use Tied to Disordered Eating in Young Teens

Association seen for both number of social media accounts and daily time spent using them
Individuals who undergo bariatric surgery may be at increased risk for developing colon cancer years later

Bariatric Surgery May Raise Risk for Colon Cancer Years Later

Risk increased for colon cancer 10 to 14 years after surgery; no increase in risk found for rectal cancer
Early introduction of allergenic foods may prevent the development of food allergy in certain infants at high risk

Introducing Foods Early May Cut Development of Food Allergies

Factors ID'd in nonadherence, family challenges to early introduction, consumption of allergenic foods
Preterm birth is associated with an increased risk for type 1 and type 2 diabetes from childhood into early and middle adulthood

Preterm Birth May Increase Risk for Diabetes Into Adulthood

Risk for type 1, type 2 diabetes increased at age <18 years, 18 to 43 years
Cases of a serious

CDC: All 50 States Now Reporting Cases of Severe Vaping-Linked Lung Injury

As of Dec. 4, agency said it plans to only report cases that required hospitalization
Retail prescription drug prices in the United States fell by 1 percent last year

Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years

Decrease due to drops in generic drug prices and slow growth in the cost of brand-name medications
Levels of possible cancer-causing chemicals in metformin diabetes medications are under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Testing Levels of Carcinogen in Diabetes Drug Metformin

No metformin recalls affect U.S. market at the moment
In 2017

Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students

Number of rural medical students would need to quadruple to meet share of rural residents in U.S. population