Vape sellers are using popular music videos to promote e-cigarettes to young people – and it’s working

Research that my colleagues and I recently conducted demonstrates that electronic cigarette product placement in music videos is associated with vaping among minors. The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement of 1998 prohibits product placement for cigarettes and chew tobacco in television, music videos and motion pictures, but those restrictions do not apply to electronic cigarettes. My […]

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Study suggests that thru-hiking, as on the Pacific Crest Trail, might decrease vascular health

To the uninitiated, the increasingly popular—but still niche—outdoor pursuit known as thru-hiking can sound exhausting, boring and dangerous. Not many people relish the notion of sleeping on the ground, no Netflix, infrequent showers, eating a high-calorie, low-quality diet—Snickers bars, ramen noodles, Pop-Tarts, that sort of thing—and carrying a loaded backpack while trekking thousands of miles […]

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Is combat-induced post-traumatic stress disorder unique to industrialized warfare?

Thirty years ago, clinical psychiatrist Jonathan Shay drew attention to similarities between the trauma experienced by the Greek warriors, as documented in the epic poem “The Iliad,” and Vietnam veterans in America. Could the experience of war impact people in similar ways in vastly different cultural milieus? Research published this week by ASU researcher Sarah […]

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