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'Obesity paradox' not found when measuring new cases of cardiovascular disease
Although obesity is a well-known risk factor for getting cardiovascular disease, a controversial body of research suggests that obesity may actually be associated with improved survival among people who have cardiovascular disease. However, a new study by NYU College of Global Public Health and the University of Michigan finds that this obesity paradox is not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease. Most prior work examines people wit ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
New Lancaster study 'reimagines infertility'
New research from Lancaster University has identified the invisible infertile , a group of marginalized people missing from survey data sources because they do not fit neatly into popular notions of who is at risk of infertility. Around the world, the invisible infertile includes racial and ethnic minorities, those with limited economic resources, those who do not have access to affordable healthcare, the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities, and mor ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
New mapping technique can help fight extreme poverty
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- For years, policymakers have relied upon surveys and census data to track and respond to extreme poverty. While effective, assembling this information is costly and time-consuming, and it often lacks detail that aid organizations and governments need in order to best deploy their resources. That could soon change. A new mapping technique, described in the Nov. 14 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, shows how res ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Children bear the brunt of secondhand smoke in Bangladesh
Researchers say there is an urgent need for action after 95 per cent of children from 12 primary schools in Dhaka tested positive for recent second-hand smoke SHS exposure. The study, which involved collaboration with the University of Dhaka, is the first to report on biochemically validated second hand smoke exposure among children in a low and middle-income country LMIC . The Dhaka results are more than double of those expected globally 40 and in stark c ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Large proportion of patients experiencing acute exacerbations of COPD are skip...
Glenview, IL- Acute exacerbations of COPD AECOPD can negatively impact a patient s health-related quality of life, lead to a decline in pulmonary function, and can also cause an increased use of health care resources. On average, patients with COPD have one to three treated exacerbations per year, and up to 25 percent of patients with COPD who are hospitalized for an exacerbation die within a year. In the past, systematic reviews have shown that pulmonary ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
USC researchers develop method to ensure human rights in public health services
When measuring the success of public health work -- from immunizations to family planning services -- experts rely on sets of standardized indicators. But these indicators often neglect the voices and human rights of people who use the services, according to USC researchers. The USC Program on Global Health Human Rights and the World Health Organization WHO developed a new methodology, published by PLOS ONE , to determine the extent to which commonly used ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
For leukemia patients, transfusion needs may delay hospice care
Toward the end of life, some leukemia patients depend on blood transfusions to ease their suffering. Unfortunately, the likelihood that transfusions won t be accessible through hospice care appears to be pose a significant barrier to meaningful use of the Medicare hospice benefit, researchers reported in a new presentation at the American Society of Hematology s annual meeting in Atlanta on Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. eastern Medicare s hospice benefit provides a fla ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Teen marijuana use may lead to bipolar symptoms later on
It s a well-known fact that many young people use cannabis, and studies have pointed to a link between the drug and psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia. However, the links between cannabis use and the development of bipolar symptoms over time have been insufficiently studied until now.
Medical News Today - Sat. Dec 9
Masturbation side effects: Myths and facts
Masturbation is a normal and healthy sexual activity with few side effects. Many bizarre claims surround masturbation, such as going blind, and most of these claims are untrue.
Medical News Today - Sat. Dec 9
3 tips for a happy sex life over the holidays
When the holiday cheer calls and office parties and family time are taking center stage, it s all too easy to put your sex life on the back-burner. But don t be put off we ve got tips to ensure that sex is back on your Christmas list.
Medical News Today - Sat. Dec 9
How to Avoid War with North Korea
White House national security advisor H.R. McMaster recently noted that the potential for war with North Korea increases every day. While many commentators blame mounting tensions on Pyongyang s increasingly sophisticated military hardware, the ultimate problem is a human one. It is people who make decisions about military and political strategy, and human psychology is the ultimate arbiter of such decisions. Only by addressing the psychology of conflict c ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 9
How Teens Perceive Marijuana
It seems like today s teens are growing up in a culture that condones the use of pot. And with several states legalizing marijuana , teens are receiving mixed messages about using the drug. Now, before launching into a litany of reasons why teens should not use pot, it should be noted that, according to the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teens aren t engaging in as many risky behaviors as their ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 9
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