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Study: One-quarter of high school students use e-cigarettes

Study: One-quarter of high school students use e-cigarettes

Health
Nov. 5 (UPI) -- More than one in four high school students and one in 10 middle schoolers in the United States are vaping, according to the findings of a new government-led survey published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Additionally, the results of a separate analysis, published simultaneously, confirm concerns that the appeal of so-called e-cigarettes is based on the sweet-tasting flavors available -- with preference for mango, mint and fruit flavors. Manufacturers of the popular brand Juul last month were forced to suspend sales of their fruit-flavored products in the United States, five weeks after the Trump administration proposed banning them, over concerns they effectively encourage teen use. "The whole e-cigarette field is quite controversial," Jessic...
Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

Health
Almost 30 suspected cases of mumps - a contagious viral infection that causes swelling of the glands - have struck students at universities in Wales.Public Health Wales (PHW) is investigating a series of cases in Cardiff and the Cwm Taf area.It is urging people to make sure they have received the MMR vaccination.Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales have advised students to be aware of symptoms.PHW has been informed of 28 suspected cases, as of 16 October, though said it was continuing to monitor the situation. Skip Twitter post by @kierramarie99 Nah who's the antivaxx kids that's caused this mumps outbreak at Cardiff uni then?...
South Korean students arrested after trespassing at U.S. ambassador’s residence

South Korean students arrested after trespassing at U.S. ambassador’s residence

World
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- More than a dozen South Korean university students were arrested on Friday after climbing into the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul. A total of 17 students of a progressive inter-university coalition protesting U.S. military cost sharing were arrested at 2:57 p.m. after trespassing into the U.S. compound. They used a ladder to climb the wall of the residence, South Korean news service Newsis reported. Two students who did not enter compound but were part of the group were also arrested, according to the report. After climbing into the area by ladder, the protesters expressed opposition to U.S. demands that South Korea pay nearly $ 5 billion for basing 28,500 U.S. troops on the Korean Peninsula. The students reportedly chanted, "Harris, leave this land," a reference...
1 in 5 college students are parents. Schools could be doing more to help them

1 in 5 college students are parents. Schools could be doing more to help them

Finance
Bronsyn Foster's 8-year-old son wondered why his mother was still in school."He said, 'Why couldn't you just finish school before you had me?'" said Foster, now 48. "It's hard for a little kid to understand why you can't be around more often."Yet he was one of the main reasons she was, at nearly 40-years-old, back in the classroom. After the single mother was laid off from her job as a graphic designer at a newspaper during the Great Recession, her path forward was a giant question mark. She had dropped out of college years before. And so, in 2009, she enrolled at the University of Washington to become a speech language pathologist."I was worried if I didn't finish my degree, I'd never have a job that paid enough to take care of the both of us," Foster said.Bronsyn Foster and her son at a ...
Four ways for college students to control their health-care costs

Four ways for college students to control their health-care costs

Finance
PeopleImages | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesStudents and their families are grappling with the cost of higher education, but here's one expense that might be a surprise: health care.The default option for many college students — especially if they're under age 26 — might be to remain on Mom and Dad's insurance, yet that may come with additional costs.For starters, will a parent's plan adequately cover a college student if he or she attends school out of state and has only out-of-network providers available? "If it's all out of network, it might be worth looking at other alternatives," said Scott Frank, a certified financial planner and founder of Stone Steps Financial in Encinitas, California.Before making changes to your medical coverage, assess your available options based on the monthly