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More than half of US children will have obesity as adults if current trends co...
Boston, MA - If current trends in child obesity continue, more than 57 of today s children in the U.S. will have obesity at age 35, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study also found that excess weight in childhood is predictive of adult obesity, even among young children, and that only children currently at a healthy weight have less than a 50 chance of having obesity as adults. The findings were based on a rigor ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
Harmful effects of being overweight underestimated
The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analysed body mass index BMI , health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. The University of Bristol study is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology today [Friday 1 December]. Previous studies have suggested that the optimum BMI, at which the risk of death is m ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
Cannabis linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults
Adolescent cannabis use is an independent risk factor for future hypomania - often experienced as part of bipolar disorder - finds new research led by University of Warwick First research to robustly test the association between adolescent cannabis use and hypomania periods of elated mood, over-active and excited behaviour, reduced need for sleep in early adulthood Teenage cannabis use at least 2-3 times weekly is directly associated with suffering from sy ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
Global longitudinal study confirms obesity increases dementia risk
People who have a high body mass index BMI are more likely to develop dementia than those with a normal weight, according to a new UCL-led study. The study, published in the Alzheimer s Dementia journal, analysed data from 1.3 million adults living in the United States and Europe. The researchers also found that people near dementia onset, who then go on to develop dementia, tend to have lower body weight than their dementia-free counterparts. The BMI-deme ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
Cigarette smokers are 10 times more likely to be daily marijuana users
November 30, 2017--Daily marijuana use has been on the rise over the past decade. Now, a new study by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and the Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, City University of New York, found that cigarette smokers are 10 times more likely to use marijuana on a daily basis. Marijuana use occurred nearly exclusively among current cigarette smokers--daily or non-daily smokers--compared ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
New in the Hastings Center report, November-December 2017
Stemming the Standard-of-Care Sprawl Clinician Self-Interest and the Case of Electronic Fetal Monitoring Kayte Spector-Bagdady, Raymond De Vries, Lisa Hope Harris, and Lisa Kane Low Continuous electronic fetal monitoring is often used during labor to monitor fetal heart rates, but in most pregnancies, the practice may increase risks to mother and baby. Despite strong evidence and professional guidelines that argue against the use of continuous EFM for heal ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
Young people in sub-Saharan Africa integral to shaping future HIV/AIDS policy
Professor Piot s comments were made at the launch of a new policy paper published by LSHTM and the charity Sentebale to support governments, policy makers and NGOs in combatting the continuing high levels of HIV among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, including those infected from birth and those infected sexually. While great progress has been made in tackling the HIV epidemic in recent years, evidence shows adolescents have been left behind. In 2015, UN ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
Most glaucoma patients don't ask about medication costs
December 1, 2017 - Less than one-third of patients with glaucoma talk to their doctor about the costs of medications needed to control their disease, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science , the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. High costs are an important barrier to regular use of glaucoma medications, and have been linked to more severe disease and faster prog ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 2
New HIV guideline outlines cost-effective prevention strategies for high-risk ...
A new Canadian guideline outlines how new biomedical strategies to prevent HIV infection can best be used in high-risk populations both before and after exposure to the virus. The guideline, published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal http www. cmaj. ca lookup doi 10. 1503 cmaj. 170494 , applies to adults at risk of HIV infection through sexual activity or injection drug use. The large financial cost of HIV infection and the young age of those n ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Male trout are now real males again
The media has been telling us about feminised male fish for decades, but now researchers at SDU announce that this feminisation has completely disappeared in certain parts of Denmark. Male fish that live in the proximity of discharges from wastewater treatment plants have proved to be feminised in many countries. This is mostly due to the presence of female sex hormones in the wastewater - e.g. natural oestrogens and synthetic oestrogens from contraceptive ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Removing chemical used to make Teflon-like coatings has led to fewer low birth...
Government and industry efforts since 2003 to phase out chemicals used to make non-stick coatings, such as Teflon, have prevented more than 118,000 low-weight births and related brain damage in the United States. This is the main finding of a new report -- based on analysis of new mothers blood samples gathered for a national health study -- published Nov. 23 in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health . Scientists behind the research, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
Genetic predisposition to later puberty causes lower bone density in children ...
People whose genetic makeup triggers a later-than-average start to puberty have lower bone mineral density, especially in their lower spine. Because adolescence is a critical period for accruing bone, this effect may increase a person s risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures later in life. If an individual is genetically programmed for later puberty, we found that he or she tends to have lower bone mineral density during childhood as well as in adulthood, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 27
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