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Researchers predicted when cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak
Hokkaido University scientists has developed a new mathematical model which accurately forecasted that a devastating cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak by early July, the 26th week of 2017 and the cumulative incidence would be the order of 700-800 thousand cases. Cholera, which is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae , infects the small intestine through water and food. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and dehydration. Yemen has been hit by ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 28
Nanoparticles pollution rises 30 percent when flex-fuel cars switch from bio t...
When ethanol prices at the pump rise for whatever reason, it becomes economically advantageous for drivers of dual-fuel vehicles to fill up with gasoline. However, the health of the entire population pays a high price substitution of gasoline for ethanol leads to a 30 increase in the atmospheric concentration of ultrafine particulate matter, which consists of particles with a diameter of less than 50 nanometers nm . The phenomenon was detected in S 227 o P ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 28
Maternal suicide in pre-and postnatal periods in Ontario
One of every 19 deaths in pregnant and new mothers in Ontario is due to suicide, highlighting the need for stronger mental health supports during and after pregnancy, according to a new study published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . The study also found that women who died by suicide during the perinatal period i.e., during pregnancy and within one year after birth used more lethal methods, such as hanging or jumping, rather than drug overd ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 28
Flame retardants and likelihood of pregnancy in women undergoing fertility tre...
Key Takeaways A common type of flame retardant was associated with reduced likelihood of clinical pregnancy and live birth following IVF. Couples undergoing IVF may want to opt for products that are flame-retardant free. Boston, Mass. - Women with higher urinary concentrations of a common type of flame retardant had reduced likelihood of clinical pregnancy and live birth than those with lower concentrations, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan Sc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 28
Augmented reality technology may help guide plastic and reconstructive surgery
August 25, 2017 - A plastic surgery research group has developed an augmented reality system that enables them to create 3D simulations of the desired results of facial reconstructive procedures and project them over the patient s face during surgery, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global Open reg , the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . Koichi Ueda, MD, PhD, Daisuke Mitsuno, MD, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 28
Chronic lack of sleep increases risk-seeking
Young adults have a natural sleep requirement of about 9 hours a day on average, older adults 7.5 hours. Many people in western societies, however, get considerably less sleep. According to studies, about one-third of the persons surveyed in several industrial countries reported too little sleep. If a young adult sleeps less than 8 hours a night, increased attention deficits occur, which can lead to considerable negative consequences. In sleep clinics ther ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 28
US opioid epidemic reaches new level of crisis in overdoses, hospitalizations ...
BOSTON... August 28, 2017 -- A new study of the growing United States opioid epidemic reveals that deaths from overdoses have nearly doubled over the past seven years, while increasing acute care costs and hospitalizations are taxing health care systems. The new paper, The Critical Care Crisis of Opioid Overdoses in the United States published online ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society is believed to be the first to quantify the i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 28
Given the choice, zebrafish willingly dose themselves with opioids
As the opioid crisis escalates, the science behind addiction remains poorly understood. To address this need, researchers at University of Utah Health devised a system that allowed zebrafish, a small tropical fish, to self-administer doses of hydrocodone, an opioid commonly prescribed to people for pain. After one-week, the fish had increased their drug-seeking behavior, even when doing so required them to put themselves in risky conditions. Further, 48-ho ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 28
LGB older adults suffer more chronic health conditions than heterosexuals, stu...
Lesbian and bisexual older women are more likely than heterosexual older women to suffer chronic health conditions, experience sleep problems and drink excessively, a new University of Washington study finds. In general, lesbian, gay and bisexual LGB older adults were found to be in poorer health than heterosexuals, specifically in terms of higher rates of cardiovascular disease, weakened immune system and low back or neck pain. They also were at greater r ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 28
The 10 best bipolar blogs
Bipolar disorder is typically a long-term condition. Bipolar blogs, written by people living with the disorder, often provide advice, tips, and self-help techniques on how to take an active part in your recovery and limit the impact of the condition on your everyday life. We have selected the best bipolar blogs.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
Strong friendships in adolescence may benefit mental health in the long run
As a teenager, few things are as important as having close friends with whom to share intimate secrets over long phone conversations. But do these friendships also benefit us into adulthood A new study investigates.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
Embracing negative emotions could boost psychological well-being
When feelings of sadness or disappointment take hold, most of us do our utmost to escape them. However, according to new research, embracing these darker emotions is more likely to benefit psychological health in the long-term.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 28
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