Vaccine for nicotine addiction shows promise - IN60

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"From New York - Scientists have developed a new vaccine to treat nicotine addiction, according to a report published in Science Translational Medicine. Studying mice, researchers found that a single dose of the experimental vaccine blocked nicotine from reaching the rodents brain and heart over their entire lifespan.

From Montreal - Research published in Neurology identifies a number of risk factors for a rare sleep disorder that causes people to kick or punch in their sleep. Researchers compared 347 people with REM sleep behaviour disorder to 347 controls, and found that smoking, head injury, pesticide exposure, farming and lower education all raised risk of having the condition.

From New York - Prenatal exposure to phthalates raises risk of childhood eczema, according to a report published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers studied over 400 women and their children, measuring phthalate exposure in the third trimester of pregnancy. Results showed that women with the highest levels of exposure were 52% more likely to have a child with eczema by age 2"


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