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Researchers call for industry regulation to stop 'photoshop' frenzy in advert...
Carlisle, Pa. - An analysis of legal and regulatory strategies that may help combat rampant photoshopping and the portrayal of unrealistic beauty standards in advertising has been published in the American Journal of Law Medicine . Researchers from Harvard University, Dickinson College and Michigan State University College of Law are calling for industry regulation to curtail the digital alteration of images in advertising. Researchers say the well-documen ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
University of Toronto researchers show kids widely exposed to smoking in movies
More than half of the top-grossing movies in Ontario in the past 16 years featured smoking, according to University of Toronto researchers with the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit - and most of these films were rated as acceptable for youth. Since 2002, Adult Accompaniment AA or 14A rated movies have delivered 5.7 billion tobacco images to Ontario moviegoers -- three times as many as 18A or R-rated movies delivered in the same period, according to the report ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
Opioid prescribing rates higher in US compared with other countries
AURORA, Colo. July 24, 2019 - Physicians in the United States may prescribe opioids more frequently to patients during hospitalization and at discharge when compared to their physician peers in other countries, according to a recently published study led by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The study reviewed prescribing practices at 11 academic hospitals in eight countries - the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, So ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
Tobacco-21 laws can lower smoking prevalence in the 18-20 age group
A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction found that raising the legal age of sale of cigarettes from 18 to 21 in the U.S. was associated with a 39 reduction in the odds of regular smoking in 18- to 20-year-olds who had experimented with cigarettes. The reduction was even greater 50 in those who had close friends who smoked when they were 16. The study compares smoking prevalence among 18-20 versus 21-22-year-olds, in regions that did ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
Device could automatically deliver drug to reverse opioid overdose
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Opioid users tend to be alone and incapacitated during an overdose. Purdue University researchers are developing a device that would automatically detect an overdose and deliver naloxone, a drug known to reverse deadly effects. The antidote is always going to be with you, said Hyowon Hugh Lee, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Purdue. The device wouldn t require you to recognize that you re having an overdose or to ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
One in 75 new mothers go on to long-term opioid painkiller use; risk rises wit...
Nearly half of American women having a baby in the last decade received a prescription for a powerful opioid painkiller as part of their birth experience, a new study shows. And one or two in every hundred were still filling opioid prescriptions a year later - especially those who received birth-related opioid prescriptions before the birth, and those who received the largest initial doses. In a study of records from more than 308,000 women who gave birth ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
Muslim LGBTQI+ refugees more likely to gain asylum in Germany if they conform ...
LGBTQI Muslims seeking asylum are more successful if they speak, dress and act in accordance with Western notions of homosexuality, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies , found that LGBTQI asylum applicants reported they were often expected to be flamboyant and outspoken in their asylum interview, and that overall, asylum seekers were more successful if they could prove their gayness by being involved in g ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Testosterone may significantly improve se...
However, authors note that non-oral formulations are preferred because of the adverse lipoprotein effects of oral testosterone. So far, adverse side effects of non-oral formulations appear to be restricted to small weight gain, mild acne and increased hair growth, but more research on long-term effects is needed. The most comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of testosterone treatment for women undertaken, including 46 reports on 36 trials invo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
Study calls for legal reform on 'hidden crime' few male victims will talk about
A call for a change in the law to class men, forced to have sex with women, as rape victims has been made in a new study by Lancaster University researchers published today. Men have added their voices to a ground-breaking study - the first of its kind to interview men in the UK - which examines their experience of non-consensual sex with women known as forced to penetrate cases or FTP . The term forced-to-penetrate has been coined for these cases because, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
Interventions aimed at parents and kids boost safe sex practices
Many parents are reluctant to talk with their kids about sex. But a new study shows that interventions involving parents and children lead to safer sexual practices - and do not make adolescents more likely to engage in sexual activity. People have been studying parent-based sexual health interventions for decades, and we wanted to know how effective they are as well as whether there are specific features of these interventions that make them more effectiv ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
Are parent-based sexual health interventions associated with improved adolesce...
Bottom Line This study called a systematic review and meta-analysis combined the results 31 randomized clinical trials with 12,464 adolescent participants to examine whether parent-based sexual health interventions were associated with three main outcomes delayed sexual activity, improved condom use and parent-child sexual communication. The findings were generally modest but across the studies there was a significant association of parent-based interventi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
People Seek Out a Certain Kind of Person When They Are Happy
Heaps of research suggest that social relationships make people happier but which relationships, specifically A guilt-ridden afternoon with a mother-in-law might not have the same effect as drinks with a best friend. A fair-weather friend stands by your side only during good times. Recently a group of researchers set out to determine whose company we actually seek out when we re happy or unhappy. Their findings, published this month in the journal Psycholo ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jul 29
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