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Injuries caused by firearms differ in rural or urban settings
CHICAGO - Researchers examining pediatric firearm injuries found that the age a child is injured by a gun is closely related to where he or she lives the city or the country. The study abstract, Hospitalizations for Firearm Injuries in Children and Adolescents in the US Rural Versus Urban, will be presented Monday, Sept. 18, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference Exhibition in Chicago. For the study, researchers analyzed the Kids Inpatie ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Contaminants in food: Health risks of natural origin are frequently underestim...
These are the findings of a representative study recently conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment BfR on the risk perception of contaminants in food that was published in the public health journal B undesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz doi 10.1007 s00103-017-2557-2 - in German with English abstract . People feel most at risk from synthetic substances and heavy metals , says BfR President Professor Dr. Dr. A ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Cuts to mental health services putting young people at risk, say experts
Funding cuts and austerity measures are damaging young people s access to mental health services, with potentially long-term consequences for their mental wellbeing, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. In an article published today in the Journal of Public Mental Health , the team discuss the policy implications of their study published earlier in the year, which found that young people who have contact with mental health services in the commun ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Poor sleep hastens progression of kidney disease
People with chronic kidney disease may be especially vulnerable to the deleterious effects of poor sleep, according to a new paper published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology . Chronic kidney disease is characterized by gradual loss of kidney function over time, and may eventually lead to kidney failure, leading patients to undergo dialysis or a kidney transplant. Chronic kidney disease can be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure and ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Study: Girl soccer players who give up other sports may feel more stressed, le...
CHICAGO - An abstract of new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference Exhibition found sport specialization was associated with significantly worse mood, stress, fatigue, soreness, and sleep quality among female youth soccer players, even after controlling for factors such as age and hours spent training. The abstract, Sport Specialization Is Associated with Impaired Sleep and Well-Being in Female Adolescent A ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Marijuana may produce psychotic-like effects in high-risk individuals
New York, NY Sept. 13, 2017 - Marijuana may bring on temporary paranoia and other psychosis-related effects in individuals at high risk of developing a psychotic disorder, finds a preliminary study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center CUMC . The study was published last month in an online edition of Psychiatry Research . Individuals who have had mild or transient psychotic symptoms such as unusual thoughts, suspiciousness, perceptual dist ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Young binge drinkers show altered brain activity
Researchers have studied the brain activity of young binge-drinking college students in Spain, and found distinctive changes in brain activity, which may indicate delayed brain development and be an early sign of brain damage. For many students, college involves a lot of socializing at parties and at bars, and alcohol is a common factor in these social environments. Excessive alcohol use, in the form of binge drinking, is extremely common among college stu ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
New global study finds countries saving more lives, despite a 'triad of troub...
SEATTLE - Countries have saved more lives over the past decade, especially among children under age 5, but persistent health problems, such as obesity, conflict, and mental illness, comprise a triad of troubles, and prevent people from living long, healthy lives, according to a new scientific study. Death is a powerful motivator, both for individuals and for countries, to address diseases that have been killing us at high rates, said Dr. Christopher Murray ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Evidence of drug use in mothers of babies with NAS -- but also in control grou...
CHICAGO - Researchers conducting a study of newborns experiencing symptoms of drug withdrawal knew the infants mothers would test positive for substance use. But in the course of their study they had another, surprising finding They discovered that 1 in 4 women enrolled in the drug-free comparison group, whose infants were not diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome NAS , also tested positive for illicit drug use. The study abstract, Infants with Neona ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Immune system linked to alcohol drinking behavior
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a new link between the brain s immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening. In laboratory studies using mice, researchers have been able to switch off the impulse to drink alcohol by giving mice a drug that blocks a specific response from the immune system in the brain. Now published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity , this research is one of the first of its kind to show a l ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Unintentional drug use continues among molly users in EDM party scene
Electronic dance music EDM parties have historically been high-risk scenes for use of a variety of psychoactive substances. Studies over the past couple of years have found nightclub and festival attendees report high rates of use. These parties are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., and drug use at such parties has been associated with severe adverse health outcomes, including death. Severity of potential negative health outcomes in EDM environmen ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
Open communication and emotional closeness linked to fewer low sexual interest...
British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely to lack interest in sex compared to men living with a partner, according to a new study published in the BMJ Open . Women in relationships lasting more than a year are more likely to report lacking interest in sex than those in relationships lasting one year or less. The findings come from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles Natsal-3 which is the largest scientific s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 15
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