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Suffocation risk from small hard sugar balls
The critical size for schoolchildren is roughly a diameter of 40 mm, as a hard sugar ball of this size is still too big to be swallowed . Based on these prior findings, the BfR has now assessed the size at which small hard sugar balls are still large enough that accidental or intentional swallowing can result in blocking of the airways in children from the age of 5. Under certain circumstances, spherical objects can slip to the lowest part of the throat or ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Wireless food stamp transactions tied to healthier shopping
New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes. This is the finding of a survey of 779 shoppers in the Bronx -- a New York City borough with many low-income communities -- who bought food at four of the city s nearly 500 mobile sellers of fresh produce, known as Green Carts. Some of these food carts were licen ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Study finds that most older adults are aware of medication risks
Geriatrics experts know that certain medications may have risks for older adults that outweigh their benefits, especially when safer alternatives are available. Medications that could be potentially inappropriate for older adults are included on recommendation lists that your healthcare provider can consult, such as the American Geriatrics Society AGS Beers Criteria or the STOPP-START list. However, despite these recommendations, 25 percent of older adults ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Video game boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teens
New Haven, Conn. -- A videogame designed by Yale researchers to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth, according to a new study. The findings validate the value of the videogame as a tool to engage and educate teens at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections STIs , said the researchers. We saw significant and sustained positive changes in terms of attitudes about ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Sexual behavior in Germany
COLOGNE. A sexual history and consultation in the practice setting can contribute to counteracting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. This is the result of a representative survey that questioned 2524 persons about their sexual practices and sexual contacts outside their main relationships, as well as about contraceptive measures, whose results Julia Haversath and coauthors summarize in the current issue of Deutsches 196 rzteblatt International ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Budget cigarettes linked to higher infant mortality rates in EU countries
Scientists already know that high cigarette prices reduce smoking rates, and that levels of smoking affect infant mortality. However until now, there have been no studies to explore the link between cigarette price differentials and infant mortality. Now, for the first time, researchers from Imperial College London have found an association between infant mortality rates and the differences in costs between higher and lower priced cigarettes. The authors s ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teens
Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. The study -- from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine -- found that students in grades seven to 12 who had tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking. Since e-cigarettes came on the market there has been a debate about whether their use may lead to cigarette smoking, said Bruce ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Tracing trends could lead to better public health education
The educated members of a population are the trailblazers of risky behavior, but they are quicker to change their habits once the consequences of that behavior become better understood, according to new research from Penn State, which could also have implications on how public health education is approached. Using a Population Education Transition PET curve that illustrates the process of education and behavior change, could lead to a better way to identif ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Cholesterol-like molecules switch off the engine in cancer-targeting Natural K...
Scientists have just discovered how the engine that powers cancer-killing cells functions. Crucially, their research also highlights how that engine is fuelled and that cholesterol-like molecules, called oxysterols, act as a cut-off switch making it hard for our Natural Killer cells to win the war against cancer. The scientists, led by Ussher Assistant Professor in Immunometabolism at Trinity College Dublin, Dr David Finlay, have just published their findi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 18
Hillary Clinton Is Doing Pranayama
I teach alternate nostril breathing aka pranayama to my clients and students in my clinical practice and certificate course on Integrative Medicine for Mental Health . I was excited to hear yesterday that former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is practicing Pranayama, also called alternate nostril breathing. Breathing and walking in the woods to absorb the benefits of the sun and blue-green rays of forest light are great ways to restore brain health and ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 17
52 Ways: Cultural Variations in Offering Food to Show Love
Feeding has always been embedded within culture, from the earliest days of hunters and gatherers to modern times when food choices have exploded exponentially. Both time and place force revision of what is possible and desirable. If we are to show love through our feeding of others, we need to be aware of these shifts. Sometimes a culture has a clear vision of the role of food in life. Watch this brief video of a CBS Sunday Morning telecast illustrating of ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 17
Practicing Gratitude
This summer, much of the world seemed to stop for a brief moment to catch a glimpse of the eclipse. It was a big ado. People gathered and trickles of wonder echoed far and wide. While watching the sun fade, I had the pleasure of standing next to Yogarupa Rod Stryker . Earlier in the day, Rod told me he is turning 60 next month. And in reflecting on his own trips round the sun he shared that gratitude more than illuminates his life. And one way to thrust ou ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 17
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