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Cancer and Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Screenings: A Road Map for Complex Conversations

Posted by Nursing Educator on Feb 28, 2019 2:09:37 PM

What secrets does the body hold? Where do we come from, and what might aging hold in store for us? Consumer genetic testing offers answers to these questions, and is exploding in popularity.[1] A vast range of companies now sell affordable, simple DNA tests directly to consumers, promising buyers information about everything from their athletic potential[2] to their cancer risk.

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Tags: cancer, FDA, genetic testing, public health, American medical association, genetic counselor, DNA tests, nutrition and athleticism, mutation

High-school vaping is up by 78%, and the FDA is taking action

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 27, 2018 12:11:45 PM

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved to limit the sales of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to youth.[1] The new laws sequester electronic nicotine delivery systems in stores, requiring retailers to keep these products in areas inaccessible to teenagers. Effectively, this bans e-cigarette sales in convenience stores and gas stations, but not in specialty stores.

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Tags: smoking, Youth, Tobacco, FDA, Vaping, Media Literacy, e-cigarettes, Highschoolers, Teenagers

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