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Motorcycles Are Missed Because Drivers Aren’t Looking for Them
In Australia, a motorcyclist is 30 times more likely to be killed on the road than a car driver, despite there being many fewer motorcycles on the road and the average motorcyclist spending 1 of the number of hours on the road as the average car driver. When asked to recall a motorcycle accident, participants in a study by the Australian National University in Canberra would typically reply, Which one They happen almost daily. These drivers were being test ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Oct 30
Novel therapies for multidrug-resistant bacteria
Scientists at the University of Surrey in collaboration with research partners at the University of Sheffield and University of W 252 rzburg, Germany, have developed novel antimicrobials, which could be used to treat infections, caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria. During this innovative study published in PLOS One , researchers found that novel classes of compounds, such as metal-complexes, can be used as alternatives to or to supplement traditional an ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
Scientists discover new gene associated with debilitating lung disease
Health scientists at the University of Leicester and University of Nottingham have heralded the discovery of a gene associated with lung fibrosis as a potential new avenue of treatment for further research into this terrible disease. The breakthrough is announced in a paper published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine . Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis IPF is a debilitating lung disease, affecting 6,000 new people each year, where scarring fibrosis of the lun ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
ESMO calls for cancer-specific targets to be included in NCDs' global and nati...
Lugano, Oct. 23, 2017 - ESMO, the leading European professional organisation for medical oncology, was present at the WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases NCDs 1 that finished last Friday in Montevideo, Uruguay. From 18 to 20 October 2017, Heads of State, Ministers, top WHO and UN officials, as well as NGOs and other stakeholders, attended the forum hosted by the President of Uruguay with the aim of enhancing policy coherence in order to attai ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
Enough vitamin D when young associated with lower risk of diabetes-related aut...
AURORA, Colo. October 23, 2017 - Getting enough vitamin D during infancy and childhood is associated with a reduced risk of islet autoimmunity among children at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes, according to a study published this week in the journal Diabetes . The study s lead author, Jill Norris, MPH, PhD, of the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz, and her co-authors examined the association between vitamin D levels in the blood an ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
Better food choices near schools for healthier teeth
There s something endearing about the crooked, gapped-tooth smiles of children whose permanent teeth are coming in. While it s normal for adult teeth to show up at very different times, should we expect the same good oral health conditions for all children at all times In Qu 233 bec there has been no impact study on oral health promotion since provincial guidelines were published in 2005. A team of Montr 233 al researchers, including Dr. Tracie Barnett of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
Trial shows drug can dramatically reduce weight of people with obesity
A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity, according to new research. On average, people lost 5kg 11lbs over a 12 week period after receiving weekly doses of semaglutide, a compound currently being developed as a treatment for Diabetes. Most of the weight loss came from a reduction in body fat, researchers at the University of Leeds found after reviewing its effect ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
After skyrocketing, opioid abuse plateaus but remains too high, national analy...
BOSTON - While the breakneck upswing in opioid abuse has leveled off, it remains disturbingly high and does not appear to continue its decline, according to an analysis of national data presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY reg 2017 annual meeting. More than 13 percent of Americans 12 and older - nearly 1 in 7 - have abused prescription opioids at some point in their lives, researchers determined after analyzing the latest data from the National Survey on Drug U ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
Teens who vape higher doses of nicotine are more likely to become regular smok...
Even if it tastes like Gummi Bears and is inhaled as smoke-free aerosol, vaping higher concentrations of nicotine may increase how often teenagers use electronic cigarettes or smoke traditional cigarettes, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC study. This is the first study to evaluate the association of e-cigarette nicotine concentration with future smoking and vaping behavior in youth, researchers said. We know that smoking is one of the most dan ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
New study suggests psychedelic drugs may reduce criminal behavior
Newly published research suggests that common psychedelic drugs--such as magic mushrooms, LSD and mescaline a substance derived from the peyote cactus --may reduce criminal offences. The new study, co-authored by UBC Okanagan s Associate Professor of Psychology Zach Walsh, found that psychedelic drugs are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behaviour. These findings add to a growing body of research suggesting that use of classic ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
Adolescents underreport amphetamine use, likely unaware that adderall is amphe...
High school seniors appear to be underreporting their nonmedical use of amphetamine, despite reporting using Adderall without a doctor s orders, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV HCV Research CDUHR at NYU Meyers College of Nursing. Our findings suggest that many young people are unaware that Adderall is amphetamine, said CDUHR researcher Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, the study s senior author and an associate professor of population health at NY ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
The opioid crisis: 'What have we learned and where do we go from here'?
October 23, 2017 - Anesthesiology and pain medicine should play a leading role in developing effective alternatives and solutions to the US opioid crisis, according to the November issue of Anesthesia Analgesia --a special thematic issue presenting information on the background, problems, and possible solutions to the opioid epidemic. The special issue presents research reviews and expert commentaries on the opioid crisis--focusing on the role of anesthesi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 23
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