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Commercial pesticides: Not as safe as they seem
New regulations are needed to protect people and the environment from toxic pesticide ingredients that are not currently subject to safety assessments. This is the conclusion of the first comprehensive review of gaps in risk assessments for adjuvants - ingredients added to pesticide formulations to enhance the function or application of the active ingredient. Ignoring the potential dangers of other ingredients in commonly used commercial pesticides leads t ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Serious asthma attacks reduced by temporary quadrupling of steroid inhaler, st...
Serious asthma attacks in adults can be reduced by a temporary but significant increase in the dose of inhaled steroids during severe episodes of asthma, according to a new UK-wide study led by asthma experts at the University of Nottingham. Previous research at the University has found that doubling the dose of inhaled steroids during worsening asthma did not prevent the frequency of serious attacks, so this new NIHR-funded clinical trial was set up to se ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
LSU Health New Orleans research discovers new Rx for allergic contact dermatitis
New Orleans, LA - Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found a promising new treatment for allergic contact dermatitis that offers an alternative to corticosteroids and their possible side effects. The research is published this month in Dermatology and Therapy , available here . Working in an experimental model of allergic contact derm ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Scientists discover a key function of ALS-linked protein
The protein FUS, whose mutation or disruption causes many cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS and frontotemporal dementia FTD , works as a central component of one of the most important regulatory systems in cells, according to a new study in Molecular Cell from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Precisely what FUS does in cells and why its dysfunction causes the deaths of neurons in ALS and FTD has long been a mystery. T ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Exposure to childhood violence linked to psychiatric disorders
March 8, 2019 -- Investing in diminishing socioeconomic status inequalities and in preventing violent events during childhood may improve the mental health of youths from low socioeconomic status backgrounds, according to a study conducted by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and Federal University of S 227 o Paulo. The results showed that having experienced any traumatic event and low socioeconomic status were associated ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
How common is food insecurity among older adults?
Social issues such as hunger, inadequate housing, social isolation, and poverty are linked to poor health, especially as we age. When community organizations and healthcare systems coordinate with each other, they are better able to help us address these concerns individually and as a society. Food insecurity occurs when people lack access to food or go hungry due to poverty or other challenges. Food insecurity is a serious problem for many older adults. F ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Sexual harassment, gender stereotypes prevalent among youth
PULLMAN, Wash. - Young women enrolled in high schools and colleges told Washington State University researchers that people routinely make sexual comments, both in-person and online, about them and their bodies. Stacey J.T. Hust, associate professor in WSU s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, and Kathleen Boyce Rodgers, associate professor in WSU s Department of Human Development, talked with more than 100 young people from across Washington state ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
UC Davis researchers find new way to defeat HIV latency
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has a secret life. Though anti-retroviral therapy can reduce its numbers, the virus can hide and avoid both treatments and the body s immune response. Researchers at UC Davis Health, together with colleagues at UC San Francisco and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have found that increased crotonylation, an epigenetic mechanism that governs gene expression, might be the key to making HIV come out of hiding a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Women regret sex less when they take the initiative
In general, women regret short-term sexual encounters like one-night stands more than men do. But various factors determine whether and how much they regret them. The factor that clearly distinguishes women from men is the extent to which they themselves take the initiative, says Mons Bendixen, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU . Initiative is the clearest gender-differentiatin ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 8
Simplified talk therapy helps ease chronic pain for disadvantaged populations
1. Talk therapy, modified for literacy level, helps ease chronic pain for disadvantaged populations Abstract http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M17-0972 Editorial http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M18-0061 FREE Summary for Patients http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 P18-0001 URLs go live when the embargo lifts Literacy-adapted group cognitive behavior therapy CBT and simplified pain education EDU interventions delivered at low-income ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 5
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 that was launched in 1982 in Brazil. The authors recorded info ...
MentalHelp.net - Mon. Mar 5
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.D., from Science amp Co. in D 252 sseldorf, Germany, and co ...
MentalHelp.net - Mon. Mar 5
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