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After searching 12 years for bipolar disorder's cause, U-M team concludes it h...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Nearly 6 million Americans have bipolar disorder, and most have probably wondered why. After more than a decade of studying over 1,100 of them in-depth, a University of Michigan team has an answer - or rather, seven answers. In fact, they say, no one genetic change, or chemical imbalance, or life event, lies at the heart of every case of the mental health condition once known as manic depression. Rather, every patient s experience with b ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
Graphic anti-smoking posters may encourage some teens to begin smoking cigaret...
Exposing teens to graphic anti-smoking posters may actually increase the risk that some start smoking, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Conducted in a one-of-a-kind laboratory that replicates a convenience store, the study found that some teens who viewed posters depicting gruesome displays of smoking-caused diseases actually reported being more susceptible to cigarette smoking after viewing the displays during a shopping trip. The negative effec ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
Student drug use in Ontario, Canada, at historic lows but new concerns over fe...
TORONTO, December 14, 2017 - By almost every measure, students in grades 7 through 12 in Ontario, Canada are drinking, smoking, and using drugs at the lowest rates since the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey OSDUHS began in 1977. This according to new numbers released today by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH . But new data on fentanyl use, included for the first time in this survey, is raising concerns given the health risks of thi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
Do bullies have more sex?
Adolescents who are willing to exploit others for personal gain are more likely to bully and have sex than those who score higher on a measure of honesty and humility. This is according to a study in Springer s journal Evolutionary Psychological Science which was led by Daniel Provenzano of the University of Windsor in Canada. Researchers believe that bullying might be more than just objectionable behaviour. It might, in fact, have evolved as a way for men ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
Where Psychological Science and Cancer Research Unite
Some of the most fascinating research happens on the edges of disciplines. When materials science overlaps with entomology, a clothing company can make a hat out of spider silk, grown in vats of yeast. When public health and anthropology overlap, one researcher can transform life in a whole refugee camp to improve hygiene, vaccinate dogs to prevent rabies, and clean up garbage in the streets through festive health parades . The same goes for psychological ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Dec 15
Smoking leads to less increase in life expectancy for less educated women
Life expectancy in Sweden has risen steadily during the last few decades for most groups. One exception is women whose highest educational level is compulsory school. This is mostly because of smoking, says a new dissertation in sociology. Life expectancy has stayed level in the last 20-30 years for women with only a compulsory schooling in Sweden, but it s increased for other social groups. A big piece of this puzzle is smoking, say Olof 214 stergren, soc ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
Alcohol taxes are too low, have not kept up with inflation
PISCATAWAY, NJ - State alcohol excise taxes are typically only a few cents per drink and have not kept pace with inflation, according to a new study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . Raising those taxes, according to the authors, represents an opportunity for states to increase revenues while simultaneously improving public health outcomes and costs related to excessive alcohol consumption. Although excise taxes are the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
Childhood Spanking Could Heighten Adult Mental Health Woes
Adults who were spanked as kids may face heightened risk of certain mental health problems, a new study suggests. The study found that those who were spanked were more likely to have abused drugs or attempted suicide. And that was with other factors -- including more severe physical or emotional abuse -- taken into account. The findings don t prove that spanking, per se, led to adulthood mental health issues, said Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, one of the researche ...
Healthday - Wed. Dec 13
NHS could save £200m a year and improve patient satisfaction, new research rev...
New research by academics at the University of East Anglia UEA suggests that NHS Trusts in England could save more than pound 200 million a year by managing staff well. The report, published today by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, found Trusts that made the most extensive use of good people management practices were over three times more likely to have the lowest levels of staff sickness absence and at least four times more likely to have the most sa ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
175 years on, study finds where you live still determines your life expectancy
Researchers at the University of Liverpool revisited a study carried out 175 years ago which compared the health and life expectancy of people in different parts of the United Kingdom, including Liverpool, to see if its findings still held true. They found that stark differences still exist and that people living in Liverpool still had lower life expectancy than those living in the rural area of Rutland. The original study into sanitation conditions by Edw ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
PrEP could make US easily hit its 2020 HIV prevention goal, Drexel U. study fi...
If just a quarter of men who have same-sex intercourse and are at a high risk for HIV used daily preventive medicine, three out of every 10 HIV infections could be averted, according to a new Drexel University study. Michael T. LeVasseur, PhD, and Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, from Drexel s Dornsife School of Public Health, used a 10,000 person model of high-HIV-risk men who have sex with men a term used for anyone who engages in same-sex intercourse, regardless ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
Sepsis kills most in ICUs, with 55.7 percent mortality rate
Brazil has an extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in intensive care units ICUs , surpassing even mortality due to stroke and heart attack in ICUs. According to a survey conducted by researchers at the Federal University of S 227 o Paulo UNIFESP and the Latin American Sepsis Institute LASI , more than 230,000 adults die from sepsis in ICUs every year. Even more alarmingly, 55.7 of sepsis cases in ICUs end in death. These numbers are from the first ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
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