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Predictive Policing Is A Scam That Perpetuates Systemic Bias

It’s difficult to tell whether wide-spread use of predictive policing AI is the result of capitalism or ignorance. Perhaps it’s both. AI cannot predict crime; it’s ridiculous to think it could. What it can do is provide a mathematical...

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Medical News Today: How To Reduce Your Risk Of Asthma

Asthma risk factors include smoking, dust mites, and environmental pollutants, as well as many others. Steering clear of these risk factors can help people avoid developing the condition. Learn more about how to prevent asthma here.
Related topics: Asthma

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Stop Smoking And Stop Ra?

(MedPage Today) -- Risk for rheumatoid arthritis declined with many years' cessation, but some risk remained
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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Prenatal Forest Fire Exposure Stunts Children's Growth

Forest fires are more harmful than previously imagined, causing stunted growth in children who were exposed to smoke while in the womb, according to new research.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Heavy Smoking Can Damage Vision

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, researchers find.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Quiz Time: How Many Schoolkids Use Tobacco?

(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz

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Smoking And Hla Genes In Rheumatoid Arthritis

(MedPage Today) -- New study sorts out relative contributions of these risk factors
Related topics: Genetics, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Medical Research

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Teens Living In Us States Allowing Medical Marijuana Smoke Less Cannabis

According to a large-scale study of American high school students, legalizing medicinal marijuana has actually led to a drop in cannabis use among teenagers. The study used the results of an anonymous survey given to more than 800,000 high school...
Related topics: Medical Research, Polls

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Genetic Vulnerability To Menthol Cigarette Use

A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use...
Related topics: Genetics

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E-cigarette Use Gains Among Cancer Patients

(MedPage Today) -- But cigarette smoking rates don't drop
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Abundant T Cell Clones In Smokers Tied To Crohn's Recurrence

(MedPage Today) -- Smokers with T cell-driven pathogenesis may benefit from targeted therapy

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Addicted To Fear, The Fda Is Hurtling Toward A Historic Mistake

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is threatening "unprecedented" action against America's most popular tool to quit smoking. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Teen Pot Use Fell In States That Legalized Medical Marijuana: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Marijuana legalization has been sweeping across the United States, raising concerns that more teens will start toking as pot smoking gains in legitimacy. A new study suggests that's not the case. Researchers actually...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Coexisting Medical Conditions, Smoking Explain Ptsd-cvd Link

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- The correlation between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not independent and is explained by physical and psychiatric conditions and smoking, according to a study published online...
Related topics: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stress, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Texas Man In Search Of Place To Smoke Weed Finds 'well-fed' Tiger Instead

I did not expect to write two tiger-related stories this week. But life is full of the unforeseen, and so I bring you this news: a Houston man on the hunt for a weed-smoking spot discovered a “well-fed” tiger living in an abandoned house. The...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Cdc: Student Tobacco Use Increased From 2017 To 2018

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- From 2017 to 2018, there was an increase in any tobacco use, especially electronic cigarette use, for high school and middle school students, according to research published online Feb. 11 in the U.S. Centers for Disease...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: How Safe Are E-cigarettes? The Debate Continues

As more people use e-cigarettes, debates about their safety continue. For now, NHS England and Scotland conclude that smoking tobacco does more harm.
Related topics: Debate

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Need A Breath Of Fresh Air? Hotels To The Rescue.

More hotels are adding air purifiers and filters to their guest rooms, either because the outside air is prone to smoke or pollution, or because guests demand them for health reasons.

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Vaping Is Erasing Gains Made Against Teen Smoking

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- E-cigarettes have obliterated past progress in reducing tobacco product use among teenagers, U.S. health officials said Monday. About 4.9 million middle and high school students were current users of a tobacco product in...

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Us Youth Smoking Decline Stalls, And Vaping May Be To Blame

Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible. For decades, the percentage of high school and middle school students who smoked cigarettes had been declining. For the past...

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