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Vaccination: Main prevention measure to address hepatitis A outbreaks among MSM
1 173 confirmed hepatitis A cases involving three separate clusters have been reported across 15 countries of the European Union since June 2016. Several EU countries have seen large increases in hepatitis A cases in 2017 compared to previous years, and these are mainly affecting men who have sex with men. In light of these outbreaks and the beginning of Pride period, ECDC stresses the importance of hepatitis A vaccination and the delivery of primary preve ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Knowing HIV levels are 'undetectable' may affect sexual behavior
June 15, 2017 - Understanding and responding to behavioral trends in groups that are at high risk for HIV infection is critical to the development of effective strategies that decrease HIV incidence and improve access to care. New research based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s National HIV Behavioral Surveillance NHBS system are presented in a special supplement to JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes . The jo ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
19-year-olds as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study suggests
Physical activity among children and teens is lower than previously thought, and, in another surprise finding, young adults after the age of 20 show the only increases in activity over the lifespan, suggests a study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. And, the study found, starting at age 35, activity levels declined through midlife and older adulthood. The study also identified different times throughout the ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Science Shows How Faces Guide, and Reflect, Our Social Lives
For most of us, faces provide untold amounts of information about the people in our world. We use faces to identify someone as a friend or stranger, as approachable or hostile, as a member of our group or an outsider. We make judgments about others personality traits, such as their trustworthiness, based on our perceptions of their faces. And we typically make all of these determinations without ever being consciously aware that we re doing it. There is no ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Jun 15
Online cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is effective for military
Cognitive behavioral therapy, which traditionally includes regular, and often weekly, visits to a clinician, is recommended by the American College of Physicians and other organizations for treatment of chronic insomnia. For military personnel, internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy appears to be an effective alternative to meeting regularly with a therapist, although it is about half as effective as traditional methods, according to results of a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
The cost of opioid use during pregnancy
A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction reveals that the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome - often caused by mothers using opioids during pregnancy - is increasing in the United States, and carries an enormous burden in terms of hospital days and costs. The number of US hospital admissions involving neonatal abstinence syndrome increased more than fourfold between the years 2003 and 2012. In 2012, neonatal abstinence syndrom ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
Scientists reveal a key link between brain circuits governing hunger and cravi...
BOSTON - The urge to satisfy hunger is a primal one, but - as any dieter knows - choices about when and what to eat can be influenced by cues in the environment, not just how long it s been since breakfast. The fact that food-associated visual cues in television commercials and on highway signs can contribute to overeating is well-documented. But how exactly do these external signals trigger cravings and influence behavior By developing a new approach to i ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
New study: Unsaturated fat associated with fatty liver disease
Bethesda, MD June 14, 2017 -- As the obesity epidemic continues, new data shed light on which nutrients and what quantity of those nutrients promote health or disease. In the American Gastroenterological Association journal, Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology , scientists report on the role of macronutrients in the development of metabolically unhealthy obesity -- cases where patients have diseases with obesity as the root cause, specif ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
The Doctor Is In: New Web Series Explores the World of Kink
This week, psychotherapist and Alt Sex NYC Conference co-producer Dulcinea Pitagora launched her anticipated new web series, Kink Doctor , exploring the world of kink through insightful interviews and sharp humor . Since the release of the first episode, it has generated intense buzz throughout the BDSM community. Recently, I had a chance to catch up with her and find out more about this much talked about new online show.
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 14
Can't Get Through to Your Child?
I ve tried everything, but I just can t get through to this child If you can t get through to your child, then your child isn t open to your influence. That makes parenting well almost impossible.
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 14
The Three Types of Complaining
One of my great joys in life is eavesdropping. As a psychologist, I have long been interested in people in what they think and feel and in how they behave. I enjoy watching people s facial expressions, listening to their word choices, and tracking their emotional tone. Among my favorite venues for people watching is the airport. Unlike restaurants or movie theaters airports are locations where people are placed in close quarters and where I have nothing be ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 14
Addiction in the Workplace: What You Need to Know
It was a long day at the job and you leave work at 7 00 p.m. to head home. Once home, you decide to go out drinking with some friends to burn off some steam. After the night out, you come home with a blood alcohol concentration BAC level of 0.25, so when starting the car up to head to work the next day at 8 00 a.m., you still have a BAC level of 0.14. A hangover headache kicks in around 10 00 a.m. at the all-staff meeting, and so you chug some water and ar ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 14
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