Tomorrow’s Health: lifestyle changes, dementia caregivers & e-cig ads

Tomorrow's Health for August 27, 2019

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - New research suggests more doctors need to promote healthy lifestyle changes to patients who survived cancer.

The study in the journal Cancer finds while 90 percent of primary care doctors recommend things like losing weight and quitting smoking to some cancer patients, only about 25 percent of oncologists and specialists do the same.

Demientia caregivers

Caregivers of people with dementia are having trouble sleeping.

New research from Baylor University shows caregivers lose up to three-and-a-half hours of sleep weekly because of difficulty falling and staying asleep.

Researchers say chronic stress is a factor and caregivers' patients can also interrupt their sleep.

E-cig ads

E-cigarette ads are fueling the teen vaping craze.

A new study shows children ages 12 to 17 who reported seeing e-cigarette ads in stores were twice as likely to start vaping within two-and-a-half years.

Researchers stress the importance of regulating marketing.

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