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Mattresses could emit higher levels of VOCs during sleep
Hundreds of household items, including furniture, paint and electronics, emit volatile organic compounds VOCs , which at high levels can pose health risks. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Environmental Science Technology have measured the emission rates of the gaseous compounds released by several types of polyurethane mattresses under simulated sleeping conditions, finding levels of some VOCs that could be worrisome for children and infants. However, so ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
REM sleep silences the siren of the brain
Upset by something unpleasant We have all been there. Fortunately, it also passes. A new day, a new beginning. At least if you have restful REM sleep. Researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience discovered why you will be better able to bear tomorrow what you are distressed about today. And why that can go wrong. Siren of the brain Something frightening or unpleasant does not go unnoticed. In our brain, the so-called limbic circuit of cells a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Seeing greenery linked to less intense and frequent cravings
Being able to see green spaces from your home is associated with reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and harmful foods, new research has shown. The study, led by the University of Plymouth, is the first to demonstrate that passive exposure to nearby greenspace is linked to both lower frequencies and strengths of craving. It builds on previous research suggesting exercising in nature can reduce cravings, by demonstrating the same may be true irrespecti ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Taking opioids for pain may make it harder to find primary care, study finds
Finding a new doctor for health checkups and general care can pose a challenge to anyone. But for people who take prescription opioid pills for their chronic pain, it might be far harder, according to a new study. In fact, 40 of 194 primary care clinics contacted for the study said they wouldn t accept a new patient who takes Percocet daily for pain from a past injury, no matter what kind of health insurance they had. Another 17 of the clinics said they wo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Surgery before pregnancy linked to increased risk of opioid withdrawal in babies
Visual abstract pre-embargo link https bit. ly 32fYNdl Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy had an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, found a new study in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Use of opioids for pain control after surgery may increase the risk of opioid dependence in women and withdrawal in their newborns, says lead author Dr. Nathalie Auger, University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, Univ ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
New e-cigarette laws could drive some users to smoke more cigarettes
DURHAM, N.C. -- Efforts by the FDA and some cities to limit the availability and appeal of e-cigarettes to young users could drive some existing users to smoke more tobacco cigarettes to get their fix, according to new research from Duke Health. The findings, from a survey of 240 young U.S. adults who use both e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco cigarettes, are scheduled to be published July 15 in the journal Substance Use Misuse . The FDA now has regulat ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Surgery before pregnancy linked to higher risk of opioid withdrawal in babies
Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according to a new study done by Dr. Nathalie Auger, researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre CRCHUM , and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal http www. cmaj. ca lookup doi 10. 1503 cmaj. 181519 . Use of opioids for pain control after surgery may increase the risk of opioid dependence in women and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Cannabis treatment counters addiction: First study of its kind
An Australian study has demonstrated that cannabis-based medication helps tackle dependency on cannabis, one of the most widely used drugs globally. A paper about the University of Sydney and NSW Health clinical trial provides the first strong evidence that so-called cannabinoid agonist medication - which targets receptors in the brain - could reduce the rate of relapse. The paper published today in the American Medical Association s JAMA Internal Medicine ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
LGBTQ Asian-Americans seen as more 'American'
The fastest-growing racial group in the United States -- Asian Americans -- is also one that is consistently perceived as foreign. But for Asian Americans who are gay or lesbian, their sexual orientation may make them seem more American than those who are presumed straight. A new University of Washington study, the latest in research to examine stereotypes, identity and ideas about who is American, focuses on how sexual orientation and race come together t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Annals publishes guide to caring for transgender patients
1. Annals publishes guide to caring for transgender patients Barriers to accessing appropriate and culturally competent care contribute to health disparities Abstract http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M19-0182 URLs go live when the embargo lifts A new guide to caring for transgender patients aims to help clinicians understand the specific medical issues that are relevant to this population. This is vital because transgender patients face barriers t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Female bedbugs 'control' their immune systems ahead of mating to prevent again...
Female bedbugs are able to cleverly control their immune systems ahead of mating, to boost their defence against mating-related infection Male bedbugs are more attracted to females who have recently feasted on blood as they will lay lots of eggs and their bigger size means they cannot fight back against traumatic insemination This ability to manage immune systems might be shared by other insects Findings may pinpoint ways of making female bedbugs more susc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Study explores how social movements can use virtual worlds
Online virtual worlds can help social movements raise awareness and create safe spaces for their members, according to a new study by an academic at the University of East Anglia UEA . The research examined how an LGBT group used a virtual world for their own cause, which was different to its intended design. These worlds are immersive, three-dimensional environments, where users create an avatar, or character, that enables them to interact with other user ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
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