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Preventing hepatitis C transmission from mothers to babies
Hepatitis C virus HCV transmission from mothers to babies could largely be prevented if Canada recommended universal screening for HCV in pregnancy, argues a commentary in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . We encourage all care providers to consider the reproductive implications of HCV, to consider HCV screening in pregnancy and referral for treatment of HCV, write Drs. Chelsea Elwood, D ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina
Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a study in the journal Nature Climate Change . Some Maine fishing communities were at greatest risk of losing their current fishing options, according to the study by Rutgers and other sci ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Social media use contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research finds
Social media use is contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research presented in a paper by Sujarwoto Sujarwoto, Gindo Tampubolon and Adi Cilik Pierewan has found. The paper examines the specific effect of social media on mental health in the developing country. It found that social media had a detrimental effect on mental health - as has been documented globally. But the authors noted s ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Study underscores role of menthol cigarettes in smoking cessation
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- For decades, Big Tobacco has sold African American smokers on menthol-flavored cigarettes through targeted marketing campaigns. That s among the reasons why, in the U.S., black smokers who prefer menthols are 12 less likely to quit smoking compared to non-menthol users, according to the results of a newly published study. The findings, reported today in the journal Nicotine Tobacc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Young adults who live near medical marijuana dispensaries use more often
Young adults who live in neighborhoods with more medical marijuana dispensaries use marijuana more frequently than their peers and have more-positive views about the drug, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The associations were strongest among young adults who lived near dispensaries that had storefront signs, suggesting that regulating such advertising could be one strategy if policymake ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Farm-like indoor microbiota may protect children from asthma also in urban homes
Earlier research has shown that growing up on a farm with animals may as much as half the risk of asthma and allergies. The protective effect is thought to be attributable to the diverse microbial exposures encountered on farms. We now discovered that the presence of farm-like microbiota in an early-life home seemed to protect from asthma also in urban homes. The effect was not based on the presen ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Breastfeeding Linked to Improved IQ at Age 30
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 HealthDay News -- Breastfeeding is associated with improved performance in intelligence tests at age 30, according to a study from Brazil published in the April issue of The Lancet Global Health . Cesar G. Victora, Ph.D., from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Brazil, and colleagues evaluated data from a prospective, population-based birth cohort study of neonates th ...
MentalHelp.net - Mon. May 27
Joint European, U.S. Statement Issued on Insulin Pump Safety
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 HealthDay News -- Modern insulin pump technologies could be further improved by adopting a more rigorous, standardized, and transparent approach to safety, according to a joint scientific statement from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association. The statement was published online March 16 in Diabetes Care . Lutz Heinemann, Ph ...
MentalHelp.net - Mon. May 27
Cardiovascular Screening in Men With ED Could Save Billions
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 HealthDay News -- Screening men presenting with erectile dysfunction ED for cardiovascular disease CVD risk factors can potentially cut future cardiovascular events and save billions of dollars over 20 years, according to a study published online March 2 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine . Alexander W. Pastuszak, M.D., Ph.D., from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston ...
MentalHelp.net - Mon. May 27
WBC, Neutrophil Counts Predict Stroke Risk in Older Asian Men
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 HealthDay News -- Higher total white blood cell WBC and neutrophil counts are independent predictors of stroke in older Japanese-American men, according to a study published online March 4 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society . Ji Young Huh, M.D., from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, and colleagues examined the correlation between total and differential ...
MentalHelp.net - Mon. May 27
Rapid-Onset Bacterial Infection Reported After Laser Treatment
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 HealthDay News -- Rapid-onset bacterial infections can occur after non-ablative fractional resurfacing with 1,550 1,927 nm laser, according to a case series published in the February issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine . Noting that non-ablative fractional laser procedures are considered minimally invasive with a high safety profile, Lisa Y. Xu, M.D., from Johns Hopki ...
MentalHelp.net - Mon. May 27
C-Reactive Protein Independent Prognostic Marker in Melanoma
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 HealthDay News -- C-reactive protein CRP levels are an independent prognostic marker in melanoma, according to a study published online March 16 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology . Shenying Fang, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and colleagues examined the correlation between CRP and survival in patients with melanoma. CRP ...
MentalHelp.net - Mon. May 27
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