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Study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, po...
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. We used a robust data-mining technique to identify associations between mental distress in college students with substance abuse, sleep, social behaviors, academi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
Transgender adults more likely to report worse health-related quality of life
Bottom Line Transgender adults were more likely to report worse health-related quality of life compared with cisgender adults. This study used data from a large national health survey with an optional sexual orientation and gender identity module, which 36 U.S. states and territories used at least once from 2014 through 2017. The pooled data compared 3,075 transgender adults with about 719,000 cisgender adults. Transgender adults reported being less likely ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
People with heart disease at risk when pharmacies close
New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that when pharmacies close, people stop taking widely used heart medications -- like statins, beta-blockers and oral anticoagulants -- that have known cardiovascular and survival benefits. The researchers, led by UIC s Dima Qato, report that declines in adherence -- including the complete discontinuation of medication -- were highest among people using independent pharmacies, filling all their p ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
Study finds that quitting smoking during pregnancy lowers risk of preterm births
There is an important association between maternal cigarette smoking cessation during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth, according to a new Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA Network Open . The negative health impacts of cigarette smoking during pregnancy--which include low birth weight, delayed intrauterine development, preterm birth, infant mortality, and long-term developmental delays--are well known. In good news, the proportion of women who start ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
Study provides insights on marijuana and opioid use in people with cancer
A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the U.S. have increased over time. Published early online in CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that patients with cancer are more likely to use prescription opioids than adults without cancer. Pain is a common symptom of cancer, and many affected patients do not receive adequate pain relief. In light of rapidly evolving ma ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
Not drinking water may boost kids' consumption of sugary beverages
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Kids and young adults who drink no water throughout the day may consume twice the amount of calories from sugary drinks than those who drink water, according to Penn State researchers. Asher Rosinger, assistant professor of biobehavioral health and director of the Water, Health, and Nutrition Lab, said the results -- published today Apr. 22 in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics -- underscore the importance of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
Survey shows half of all American workplaces offer health and wellness programs
Workplace health promotion programs are increasing in the U.S., according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill s Gillings School of Global Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and RTI International. Nearly half of all workplaces in the nation offer some level of health promotion or wellness programs and 17 of workplaces with 50 or more employees offer comprehensive workplace health promotion programs. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
Genetic variants that protect against obesity could aid new weight loss medici...
Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The team say the discovery could lead to the development of new drugs that help people lose weight. Scientists have known for several years that genes can influence a person s weight. One of the genes that is known to play a key role in regulating weight is MC4R, which codes f ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
New insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can impair cognition
AUGUSTA, Ga. April 22, 2019 - Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report. They knew that chronic activation of the receptor Adora2a on the endothelial cells that line this important barrier in our brain can let factors from the blood enter the brain and affect the function of our neurons. Now Medical College of Georgia scientists have shown that when they block Adora2a in a mo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 22
Same-sex marriage legalization associated with reduced anti-gay bias in the US
A new study of evolving attitudes toward gay marriage across the U.S. suggests that state legislation has had a significant impact in reducing anti-gay bias in many parts of the country. The findings, published in PNAS , provide evidence that public policy can shape social norms and alter individuals attitudes, says senior author Eric Hehman, a professor in McGill University s Department of Psychology. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
How common is sex for boys before age 13?
Bottom Line Researchers combined data from two U.S. surveys to examine how common it is for boys to have sex before they turn 13. The study included data from nearly 20,000 male high school students and about 7,700 other males between the ages of 15 to 24. Overall, 7.6 percent of the male high school students and 3.6 percent of the other males reported having sexual intercourse before age 13. The proportion varied across metropolitan areas, from 5 percent ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Teen series continue to feature stereotyped characters that perpetuate gender ...
A study has sought to identify and analyse adolescents favourite kind of character in Spanish teen series. Teen series are fictional and feature characters that specifically target teenagers and a younger audience. The work by the researchers Mar 237 a Jos 233 Masanet, of the Department of Communication at UPF, and Maddalena Fedele, of Ramon Llull University, was published in Palabra Clave in April. To do so, the authors combined two studies, one on audien ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
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