September 9, 2014

Poor Safety of Refill Cartridges

1 New Poison Danger for Kids: E-Cig Refills

Nicotine refill cartridges used for e-cigarettes pose a danger to toddlers, say doctors. The report, published in Archives of Disease in Childhood, warns that safety should be improved to prevent the emerging problem of accidental nicotine poisoning. The warning comes after a substantial rise in unintentional nicotine poisoning cases associated with e-cigarettes. Doctors caution that swallowing the contents of the nicotine refill cartridges can cause serious harm to children. Symptoms include burning in the throat or mouth, nausea or vomiting, dizziness and confusion and weakness and excessive spittle.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Experts Urge Reduction of Nicotine in Cigarettes

Tags: Archives of Disease in Childhood, Nicotine Replacement Products, Unintentional Nicotine Poisoning, Nicotine Refill Cartridges, Symptoms of Nicotine Poisoning

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15 Percent Increase

2 Prediabetes Linked with Increased Cancer Risk

Having prediabetes could put you at increased risk for cancer, say researchers. A large meta-analysis study of nearly 900,000 from different areas of the world found that prediabetes increases the risk for cancer by 15 percent overall. There was no significant difference for cancer risk among the different definitions of prediabetes: impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG). Since obesity is also linked to cancer development, researchers controlled for BMI, and found that prediabetes was still associated with an increased cancer risk. The study was published in Diabetologia.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Drug May Prevent Prediabetes from Progressing

Tags: American Diabetes Association, Diabetologia, Prediabetes, Impaired Glucose Tolerance

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Aerobic Activities Do the Trick

3 Exercise Before School Reduces ADHD Symptoms

Aerobic activities may be just what the doctor ordered for reducing ADHD symptoms during school. New research found that offering daily aerobic activities before school may aid in reducing ADHD symptoms in younger at-risk children. This reduction in ADHD symptoms following before-school exercise extends to the home too! The 12-week study involved 200 early elementary school children in kindergarten to second grade. ADHD symptoms include moodiness, trouble getting along with others and inattentiveness. The study is available at Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Exercise May Help Smokers Quit

Tags: ADHD Research, ADHD Symptoms, Exercise Before School, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, ADHD Risk

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