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Prevention of alcohol use in older teens
A recently released publication in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors , Prevention of Alcohol Use in Older Teens A Randomized Trial of an Online Family Prevention Program reveals successful results for an on-line, family-based prevention program, Smart Choices 4 Teens, which is designed to reduce alcohol use among 16 and 17-year old teens. To test whether Smart Choices 4 Teens works, 411 families were randomly assigned to either the program or t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Study reveals disparities in osteoporosis treatment by sex and race/ethnicity
New research indicates that elderly men are significantly undertreated for osteoporosis compared with elderly women, and blacks have the lowest treatment rates among racial ethnic groups. The findings are published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research . In the study of 8,465 male and 90,956 female Medicare beneficiaries with osteoporosis, the prevalence of osteoporosis medication use was substantially less in men than in women 25.2 per ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Research suggests adoption assessment tool lags behind societal changes
A UBC researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults. Sarah Dow-Fleisner, a professor in the UBC Okanagan s School of Social Work, worked with Boston Children s Hospital postdoctoral fellow Adeline Wyman Battalen and David Brodzinsky, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, to test the validity of the commonly-used Transracial Adoptive Parenting Scale TAPS . TAPS, which has 29 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Revamping science: Making room for more voices
Science is known for being objective and apolitical, but is it Historically speaking, the voices of underrepresented groups have been missing from science, resulting in an often incomplete and fragmented perspective of the world. Without these voices, we are left with skewed ideas about race, ethnicity, class, sex, gender, and sexuality, how these concepts get made, and how they affect people s lives. A new collection of essays published today in the Vital ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Teachers 'scarred' by legacy of 1988 anti-LGBT+ law
LGBT teachers who taught in schools during the late 1980s and 1990s remain scarred by the effects of Section 28 of the Local Government Act in England - a piece of legislation introduced in 1988 banning the promotion of homosexuality in schools - according to new research published in the journal Sex Education . The legislation was introduced partly as a reaction to a 1986 children s book called Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin, which depicted the life of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
The media shape public opinion about surrogacy and homosexuality
The media play a key role in informing society and at the same time an important role in shaping perceptions and judgements about social issues, particularly concerning issues on which there is insufficient knowledge and or a lack of experience. For example, one issue that is beginning to arouse public debate about which most audiences do not have any direct experience is the matter of surrogacy on the part of homosexual couples. The main goal of the resea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of mortality
Boston, MA - The more sugar-sweetened beverages SSBs people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death--particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large long-term study of U.S. men and women. The risk of early death linked with drinking SSBs was more pronounced among women. The study, led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, also found that drinking one artificially sweetened beverag ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Icosapent ethyl drug reduces risk of recurrent cardiovascular events
Boston, MA -- At a Late Breaking Clinical Trial at the American College of Cardiology s 68th Annual Scientific Session, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, executive director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women s Hospital and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, presented results that extend and expand the scope of the projected protective effects of icosapent ethyl -- a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 acid kno ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Most teens report using marijuana less often after legalization
Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before - high school seniors who work 11 or more hours per week, according to new research led by a WSU College of Nursing professor. Marijuana use went down significantly among 8th and 10th graders after legalization, and among 12th graders who didn t work. It stayed nearly even for high school seniors who work less than 11 hours per week. T ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Zika study may 'supercharge' vaccine research
Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines. The study, led by The University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, used a new technique to uncover Zika mutations that help foster virus replication in mosquito hosts, while hindering its ability to replicate in mammals. Dr Yin Xiang Setoh from UQ s School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences said the techn ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Refugee women have healthier pregnancies than US women -- why? An unhealthy US...
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent University at Buffalo study. Compared to U.S.-born black and white women, African refugee women had fewer pre-pregnancy health risks, fewer preterm births and higher rates of vaginal deliveries. Surprisingly, the refugee women were more likely to delay beginning prenatal care until the second tri ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Study: Research ties common heartburn medications to kidney disease and failure
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease, found a recent University at Buffalo study. Use of proton pump inhibitors PPI , a group of drugs that reduce the production of stomach acid, increases the risk of chronic kidney disease by 20 percent and raises the risk of kidney failure by four times. Risks were highest among people at least ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
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