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U.S. surgeon general e-cigarette report sparks controversy 08 Dec 2016

WASHINGTON The U.S. surgeon general in a report released on Thursday called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes to become the most commonly used tobacco products among this group.

People with traumatic brain injuries more likely to go to prison 08 Dec 2016

(Reuters Health) - Men and women who suffered traumatic brain injuries had more than twice the risk of winding up in a federal prison in Canada as their uninjured peers, a new study shows.

ER visits for severe sunburn rack up millions in costs 08 Dec 2016

(Reuters Health) – Although sunburns are highly preventable, they are still responsible for tens of thousands of expensive visits to U.S. emergency rooms each year, according to a recent analysis.

Australia’s plain cigarette packs get more support than expected 08 Dec 2016

(Reuters Health) – Young Australians say they’re less likely to try smoking and more likely to quit since the country’s mandatory plain packaging for all tobacco products was implemented, according to a new study.

Brain activity may help predict fall risk in older adults 08 Dec 2016

(Refiles this December 7 story to correct name of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in paragraph 2.)