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The alcohol industry is not meeting its 'Responsibility Deal' labeling pledges
A new study from the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine, published online in the journal Addiction , has found that the signatories to the Public Health Responsibility Deal alcohol labelling pledge are not fully meeting their pledge. Labelling information frequently falls short of best practice, with fonts and logos smaller than would be accepted on other products with health effects. The ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 16
Brief interventions in primary care clinics could curb patients' drug use
A few minutes of counseling in a primary care setting could go a long way toward steering people away from risky drug use -- and possibly full-fledged addiction, a UCLA-led study suggests. People who participated in the Quit Using Drugs Intervention Trial, or Project QUIT, which was a randomized controlled trial conducted in medical clinics, reduced their risky drug use by one-third when primary c ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 16
College students say prescription stimulants easy to find on campus
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Seven out of 10 college students say it is somewhat or very easy to obtain controlled stimulants without a prescription, according to a new survey conducted on eight U.S. campuses. About 18 percent of undergraduates reported misusing prescription stimulants such as Adderall, the 2015 College Prescription Drug Study CPDS found. The great majority 83 percent received them from frien ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 16
Updated Pap smear test guidelines lead to decreased STI screening, study finds
TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2015 -- Following the introduction of Cancer Care Ontario s 2012 cervical cancer screening guidelines, female patients were 50 per cent less likely to undergo screening for sexually transmitted infections, a new St. Michael s study has found. The research, published today in Canadian Family Physician , tracked patient charts across five primary care sites at St. Michael s Hospita ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 16
Alcohol and first sexual experience: Risks for young women
BUFFALO, N.Y. - If a young woman s first sexual experience involves alcohol, she is more likely to be at risk for problems such as sexual assault, and this risk may persist in her future, new research finds. The study, authored by Jennifer A. Livingston, PhD, senior research scientist at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions RIA , surveyed 228 women, ages 18 to 20, about their ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 16
Integral Culture, Spirituality, and a Category Error
What follows is an essay that was authored by Dr. Andre Marquis and has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 2015, vol. 10 1 . It is reprinted with permission here, with minor revisions. This blog is the second in a two part series. The first blog, Positioning Our Knowledge in Four Quadrants , introduces readers to Ken Wilber s integral theory, especially h ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 14
Authentic Kindness in Work and in Life
Most of the time, in work and in life, it is the nice guys who finish first. For many of us, this seems na ve or just plain wrong. We have all seen coworkers, bosses, clients, vendors and providers who seize every opportunity they can to take credit, take advantage, take anything they can at the expense of anyone and everyone. But Wharton psychologist Adam Grant points out that when surveying the ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 14
Different types of child abuse: Similar consequences
Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect. This finding led by a team of researchers at McGill complements previous imaging research showing that emotional and physical pain both activate the same parts of the brain. Different types of abuse, same consequences Emotional abuse, which includes behaviors such as ridicule, intimidation, rejection, and humiliation, is much more co ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 14
New data may help physicians better understand risk of lung cancer
COLUMBIA, Mo. Oct. 14, 2015 - Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, second only to cardiovascular disease. Lung cancer, the most common form, causes more deaths than breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined. Now, University of Missouri researchers have developed a new scoring system for a common lung cancer diagnostic test that may help physicians better understand the risk for mal ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 14
Type 2 diabetes patients find exercise more difficult, says CU Anschutz study
AURORA, Colo. Oct. 14, 2015 - Women with Type 2 diabetes experience a barrier to physical activity that threatens to make them more sedentary and cause their health to worsen, according to a new study by Amy Huebschmann, MD, MS of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. We know regular physical activity prevents premature disability and mortality from Type 2 diabetes mellitus and is a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 14
More than one-third of perimenopausal women develop insomnia
CLEVELAND, Ohio October 14, 2015 --Millions of women may likely be sleep-deprived. It s already a known fact that women are more predisposed to insomnia. Now a new study presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause Society NAMS earlier this month suggests that perimenopausal women have an even greater risk for developing insomnia. Considering that perimenopause will affect ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 14
Use of e-cigarettes and alternative tobacco products may lead to increased tob...
The increasing use of alternative tobacco products, such as water pipes and e-cigarettes, by children under the age of 18 is a burgeoning public health crisis, researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center write in a commentary in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA . Alternative tobacco products represent a new challenge in the 75-year-old war against tobacco, ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 14
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