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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Children's Health: Early childhood bronchiolitis increases asthma risk in adulthood ♦ Out of school and into debt? Calls for teens to better understand on money matters

Early childhood bronchiolitis increases asthma risk in adulthood People who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28-31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers. In lung function tests, they also demonstrate changes indicative of irreversible airway obstruction, according to a new study. Bronchiolitis and pneumonia are common lower respiratory tract infections in early childhood.
Out of school and into debt? Calls for teens to better understand on money matters A new study has found school leavers and first-year university students don't know how to manage a car loan, repay credit cards or figure out mobile phone deals.
Hiding tobacco products at convenience stores reduces teens' risk of future tobacco use A one-of-a-kind laboratory replica of a convenience store is the first to use a realistic setting to examine whether limiting displays of cigarettes and other tobacco products in retail outlets can reduce the intention of young people to begin smoking. Researchers found an 11 percent reduction in cigarette smoking susceptibility when the tobacco 'powerwall' was hidden.
Marked decline in retailer compliance after enactment of NYC's Tobacco 21 law In a study examining compliance with NYC's law increasing legal age for purchasing cigarettes from 18 to 21, researchers found retailer compliance with ID checks significantly decreased since the law became effective. Prior to this change, 29 percent of retailers sampled were noncompliant; afterward, 38 percent of retailers sampled failed to ask for ID when selling cigarettes to young people.

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