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Stop Saying “You Are Beautiful”
You are beautiful. I see it on billboards. On stickers clinging to parking signs. I see it in the restroom at the local coffee shop, where it s written on a Post-it note stuck to the mirror above the sink. In a Chicago suburb, those driving to the local high school see it painted in giant sans-serif lettering above an underpass. I sigh every time I see those three words. I believe the message is well intended. I understand that it s a reaction to a culture ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 30
Assaults decrease by 3 percent the Monday after Daylight Saving
On Sunday, Nov. 5, Daylight Saving Time officially ends. That means as we fall back, we add an hour of sleep and return to Standard Time. When DST officially begins, which happened this year on Mar. 12, we lose that same hour. Much has been studied about long-term effects of sleep deprivation. For instance, work by Adrian Raine, the Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology, Psychiatry and Psychology, connected daytime drowsiness at age 15 to viole ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
A quarter of problematic pot users have anxiety disorders, many since childhood
DURHAM, N.C. -- About a quarter of adults whose marijuana use is problematic in early adulthood have anxiety disorders in childhood and late adolescence, according to new data from Duke Health researchers. The findings, publishing this week in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , also shed light on an estimated 4 percent of adults who endured childhood maltreatment and peer bullying without resortin ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Hepatitis C care falling short for young opioid users in R.I.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- As public health officials worry that the increase of opioid use among young adults has helped to spread the hepatitis C virus to a new generation, a study in Rhode Island finds that while screening is common, the follow-up measures needed to stop the spread of the virus are significantly less so. Hepatitis C virus HCV can linger for decades before causing any symptoms, but eventually it can severely damage the liver, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Machine learning detects marketing and sale of opioids on Twitter
Using advanced machine learning, a cross disciplinary team of University of California San Diego researchers developed technology that mined Twitter to identify entities illegally selling prescription opioids online. Between June and November 2015, some 619,937 tweets containing the keywords codeine, Percocet, fentanyl, Vicodin, Oxycontin, oxycodone and hydrocodone were collected. The findings, published online in the American Journal of Public Health in O ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Peers can reduce tobacco use among younger smokers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help reduce smoking among youth and young adults, a new study from a team of tobacco-cessation researchers shows. Published in the Journal of Community Health , the study also showed that the most effective tools in the intervention were informational conversations about the consequences of smoking and a quit kit of behavior-replacement activities ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Hand surgeons provide update on wild animal bites
October 27, 2017 - Injuries from wild animals are relatively uncommon, with a risk of unusual infections and other potentially severe complications, according to a paper in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . The review and update by Venkat K. Rao, MD, MBA, and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin - Madison includes a quick reference to treatment ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
E-cigarette use by high school students linked to cigarette smoking
Use of e-cigarettes by high school students was strongly associated with later cigarette smoking, according to a large study conducted in 2 Canadian provinces and published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . While our study provides strong evidence that e-cigarettes are associated with smoking initiation among youth, the association is unclear, says Dr. David Hammond, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Helping smokers quit: Payments, personalized support can work
BOSTON - Money can be more powerful than nicotine, as a new study found that smokers who received financial incentives, in addition to personalized support, to help them quit were more successful than smokers who did not receive these interventions. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine , the study demonstrates that these approaches could play an important role in helping people quit smoking. Despite declining smoking rates in recent years, tobacco use is st ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Depression is on the rise in the US, especially among young teens
October 30, 2017 - Depression is on the rise in the United States, according to researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. From 2005 to 2015, depression rose significantly among Americans age 12 and older with the most rapid increases seen in young people. The findings appear online in the journal Psychological Medicine . This is the first study to identify trends in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 30
Immigration Policies Based In Fear Hurt Even The Smallest Americans
Children as young as four are anxious about their parents being deported under President Trump s immigration policies with long-term consequences for their health and wellbeing. The children in our community are having sudden tantrums when they re dropped off at preschool they re obsessed with airplanes and distant relatives they only want to build walls with their blocks they turn away meals and snacks, they fear their parents being taken away. These are ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 30
I Won’t Let Anxiety Stop Me From Becoming A Mom
This article was originally published on Healthline . Original illustration by Healthline I was officially diagnosed with anxiety disorder when I was 24. But the truth is, I think I ve had it from birth. Adults called me a sensitive child because I was always afraid that something bad was going to happen. I hated change, loud noises, new people and anything remotely upsetting. One time, watching a vampire cartoon made me want to sleep with a thick scarf ar ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 30
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