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BCG jab may protect against TB for nearly twice as long as previously thought
Previously thought to be effective for 10-15 years, a new case-control study found that if given in early teenage years 12-13 , the Bacillus Calmette-Gu 233 rin BCG vaccine protected over 50 of UK children against TB for at least 20 years, then waned. The research was led by the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine and funded by the National Institute for Health Research. Although some studies in countries such as Brazil and Norway have indicated tha ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 31
Mind wandering is common during driving
Researchers in the United States have investigated mind wandering in volunteers during a driving simulation. When prompted at random during the simulation, the volunteers reported mind wandering 70 of the time. Using electrophysiological measurements, the researchers could identify specific changes in brain patterns when the volunteers were mind wandering. Are you always attentive when driving How about on the monotonous commute home after a long day s wor ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 31
Children's sleep quality is related to mothers' insomnia symptoms
Children more often sleep poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms. This report researchers from the University of Basel and the University of Warwick in the journal Sleep Medicine based on a study with nearly 200 school-aged children and their parents. Sleep plays an essential role for adults and children s well-being. Short sleep and poor sleep quality may affect mental health, learning, memory, and school achievement in children. In Switzer ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 31
More evidence: Untreated sleep apnea shown to raise metabolic and cardiovascul...
Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. A report of the study s findings, published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism , adds further support for the consistent use of continuous positive airway pressure CPAP , a machine that increases air pressure in the throat to keep the airway open dur ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 31
E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but there's a catch
WASHINGTON -- Frequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit -- a finding that Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers say supports the use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid for those trying to quit cigarette smoking. But, they note, an examination of a recent national survey uncovers important clues about who s successful at quitting and why. The findings, published in Nicotine Tobacco Research , examined a national survey of more th ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 31
Alcohol abuse, dental conditions & mental health found to be causes of avoidab...
A recent study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that 3.5 of all emergency department visits analysed were avoidable . Of these, the top 3 discharge diagnoses were alcohol abuse, dental disorders, and mood disorders such as anxiety or depression. A significant find since avoidable emergency department visits can impact the cost of health insurance, the study suggests that avoidable emergency department visits could be ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 31
New findings on brain functional connectivity may lend insights into mental di...
August 31, 2017 - Ongoing advances in understanding the functional connections within the brain are producing exciting insights into how the brain circuits function together to support human behavior--and may lead to new discoveries in the development and treatment of psychiatric disorders, according to a review and update in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Advanced neuroimaging techniques provide a new basis ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Aug 31
More TV & less physical activity ramps up risk of walking disability
WASHINGTON, DC Aug. 30, 2017 -- Older people who watched more than five hours of TV per day and reported three or fewer hours per week of total physical activity had more than a three-fold higher risk of being unable to walk or having difficulty walking at the end of a study that ran for nearly a decade. The new study, which assessed all types of sedentary behavior, as well as light, moderate, and vigorous physical activity, observed that prolonged sitting ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Dog walkers motivated by happiness, not health
It appears to be a case of do what makes you happy for people who regularly walk their dogs. According to new University of Liverpool research, owners are motivated to go dog walking because it makes them feel happy, not because of other health and social benefits. In the most in-depth study of dog owner s perceptions of dog walking to date, 26 interviews were combined with personal written reflections of dog walking experiences. The researchers found that ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Largest study to date evaluates occupational health risks to hardmetal workers
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30, 2017 - Workers in the hardmetal industry are not at increased risk for lung cancer or any of 63 other potential causes of death, concluded the largest and most definitive study on this population to date. The results are being presented by the study investigators today at the 26th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health annual meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, and will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journ ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Inherited herpesvirus study finds links to ancient humans
An estimated 1 million people in the UK carry a human herpesvirus 6 HHV-6 genome integrated into their own human genome The integrated HHV-6 genome is located in the same chromosome in people having no known family relationship DNA sequencing showed that the integrated HHV-6 genomes originated thousands of years ago in a small number of ancestors Most of the integrated HHV-6 genomes are intact and may be able to reactivate as viruses An international study ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Researchers raise health concerns about off-road vehicles and inhalation of as...
CINCINNATI -- Preventing injuries may not be the only reason children shouldn t use off-road vehicles ORVs . In a new study, public health scientists raise concerns that people who use ORVs in many regions of the country may face exposure to hazardous mineral fibers. These include naturally occurring asbestos and erionite - an asbestos-like material that occurs in sedimentary rocks of the western United States. Most of the deposits are located along the Ap ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
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