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Fewer Americans think smoking a pack a day poses a great health risk
DURHAM, N.C. -- About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a Duke Health study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence . From 2006 to 2015, the number of Americans who said smoking a pack or more per day posed a great health risk dropped by 1 percent, which represents more than 3 million Americans. So far, the change in perc ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Opioid crisis affects children and teens too -- Journal of Pediatric Orthopaed...
February 28, 2018 - Children and adolescents undergoing surgery can be swept up in the ongoing opioid epidemic , according to a review and update in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics , official journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America POSNA . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . The magnitude of the problem of prescription opioid use by children and teenagers is overwhelming, according to the article by Ellen Raney, MD, of ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
In pursuit of pleasure, brain learns to hit the repeat button
In a scientific first, researchers have observed in mice how the brain learns to repeat patterns of neural activity that elicit the all-important feel-good sensation. Until today, the brain mechanisms that guide this type of learning had not been measured directly. This research offers key insights into how brain activity is shaped and refined as animals learn to repeat behaviors that evoke a feeling of pleasure. The findings also point to new strategies f ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Records study suggests gender affirming surgeries on the rise along with insur...
In a national medical records analysis, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say there is evidence that the number of gender affirming surgeries performed in hospitals for transgender individuals is on the rise, along with increased access made possible by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance coverage for the procedures. The study, published Feb. 28, in JAMA Surgery , is among the first, the researchers say, to examine trends in gender affirming surger ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Genital surgery increases among transgender patients seeking gender-affirming ...
Bottom Line Genital surgery increased among transgender patients seeking gender-affirming surgeries and most patients paid out of pocket for the procedures. Why The Research Is Interesting Many transgender patients may seek gender-affirming interventions to have unison between self-identified gender, physical appearance and function. Gender-affirming interventions can include hormone therapy and surgical procedures such as genital or breast surgery and fac ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Hormones may affect girls' interests, but not their gender identity or playmates
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Prenatal exposure to male hormones influences which activities girls are interested and engage in, but the effects of those hormones don t extend to gender identity or who they socialize with, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers explored how prenatal exposure to androgens -- hormones that are typically higher in males than in females -- affected whether girls played more often with boys or girls. They found that and ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
Violence against girls in conflict-affected populations reinforces gender norms
March 1, 2018 -- In some areas affected by conflict, adolescent girls and young women are perceived as responsible for their own safety and considered as burdens and threats to family honor should they become victims of violence or pregnant prior to marriage, according to a study just released by Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health. This latest research on gender based violence GBV also indicates that girls need to take responsibility for ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
People Rationalize Policies as Soon as They Take Effect
People express greater approval for political outcomes as soon as those outcomes transition from being anticipated to being actual, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Findings from three field studies indicate that people report more favorable opinions about policies and politicians once they become the status quo. When we anticipate that something is going to happen, and t ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Mar 1
15 'Embarrassing' Symptoms Of Anxiety We Don't Talk About
15 Embarrassing Symptoms of Anxiety We Don t Talk About was published on The Mighty . Written by Juliette Virzi When you live with a health condition, oftentimes there are some unwanted or embarrassing symptoms you have to learn to live with. This is something many people who live with anxiety are familiar with. Maybe you flake out on social plans with your friends so often, they ve stopped inviting you out. Maybe you talk too fast or stutter when you feel ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Mar 1
Moms Who Get Breastfeeding Support May Avoid Postpartum Depression — New Stu...
Originally published on Mother.ly by Annamarya Scaccia Mama, we know breastfeeding your newborn can be so hard . I know when I was nursing my son, I found it stressful to juggle work and his need to feed right on the spot. I also worried constantly about breastfeeding in the middle of the night because I was afraid of falling asleep during a feeding. Nursing can take such a physical and emotional toll on a new mama, which is why seeking support for breastf ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Mar 1
Doctors Often Know Who Might Commit Gun Violence. But They Can't Do Much About...
A person at risk for committing gun violence has a clear profile , but when doctors identify a patient who meets the criteria, there is often little they can do about it. The U.S. has decided that doctors should play a role in assessing risk, but we re not giving them the tools to act on that risk, and so these efforts are mostly futile. That s in part because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, which prevents doctor ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Mar 1
Obesity could be linked to early childhood behavior
Health authorities will need to focus on more than eating habits if they are going to combat the obesity epidemic. A study led by the University of Waterloo found it s generally a combination of unhealthy behaviours among youth that could be the greatest predictors of whether or not young people will experience obesity issues in adulthood. The study concluded that public health efforts focusing on obesity prevention must identify and correct poor behaviour ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 1
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