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Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss
Mild cognitive impairment MCI refers to having problems with your memory and decision-making abilities. Usually, people with MCI experience few if any problems with performing their daily activities. Experts say that MCI could be a stage between normal aging and Alzheimer s disease. A growing number of studies suggest that obstructive sleep apnea OSA , or sleep-disordered breathing , is associated with a higher risk for memory problems and for problems wit ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Mount Sinai researchers discover serotonin can regulate gene expression inside...
The brain chemical serotonin, a neurotransmitter long known for its role in passing signals between neurons in the brain, can also regulate expression of genes within neurons in an unexpected way, according to research conducted by neuroscientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published on March 13 in the journal Nature . The discovery may help scientists better understand a variety of brain disorders, including mood disorders, substan ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
WVU researchers investigate the impact of the statewide opioid crisis on teach...
MORGANTOWN, W. Va.-- When their family members struggle with substance use disorders, children bring experiences of neglect, trauma and often, mental health issues into the classroom, creating challenging environments for their teachers. Researchers at West Virginia University have evaluated the impact of the opioid crisis in classrooms across the Mountain State through a survey of 2,205 teachers in 49 counties. The study, conducted by three scholars from ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Tobacco control policies linked to reduced smoking
Increases in tobacco taxes and smoke-free policies in European countries were significantly related with a reduction in smoking among older adults, according to a new Addiction study. For the study, investigators examined data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe SHARE on adults aged 50 years and older in four waves from 2004 to 2013 from 10 countries. A negative association between tobacco control policies and smoking was observed es ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
The importance of puberty: A call for better research models
Puberty is much more than just a time of biological overdrive, propelled by sexual maturation. Progress in developmental science has greatly broadened the perspective of this critical maturational milestone. We ve moved beyond thinking of puberty as simply raging hormones, says Carol Worthman, professor of anthropology at Emory University. Major advances in understanding of brain development clearly show that the sociological and psychological impacts duri ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Opioid prescribing across United States
Bottom Line National and state trends for opioid prescriptions filled at U.S. retail pharmacies are estimated from 2006 through 2017 in this analysis of data from outpatient prescribing records. Each year an average of nearly 234 million opioid prescriptions were filled. Several key measures of opioid prescribing varied among states. Two-to-three-fold variation was found among states for five of six key prescribing metrics studied. Two-to-three-fold variat ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Prevention of alcohol use in older teens
A recently released publication in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors , Prevention of Alcohol Use in Older Teens A Randomized Trial of an Online Family Prevention Program reveals successful results for an on-line, family-based prevention program, Smart Choices 4 Teens, which is designed to reduce alcohol use among 16 and 17-year old teens. To test whether Smart Choices 4 Teens works, 411 families were randomly assigned to either the program or t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Study reveals disparities in osteoporosis treatment by sex and race/ethnicity
New research indicates that elderly men are significantly undertreated for osteoporosis compared with elderly women, and blacks have the lowest treatment rates among racial ethnic groups. The findings are published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research . In the study of 8,465 male and 90,956 female Medicare beneficiaries with osteoporosis, the prevalence of osteoporosis medication use was substantially less in men than in women 25.2 per ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Research suggests adoption assessment tool lags behind societal changes
A UBC researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults. Sarah Dow-Fleisner, a professor in the UBC Okanagan s School of Social Work, worked with Boston Children s Hospital postdoctoral fellow Adeline Wyman Battalen and David Brodzinsky, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, to test the validity of the commonly-used Transracial Adoptive Parenting Scale TAPS . TAPS, which has 29 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Revamping science: Making room for more voices
Science is known for being objective and apolitical, but is it Historically speaking, the voices of underrepresented groups have been missing from science, resulting in an often incomplete and fragmented perspective of the world. Without these voices, we are left with skewed ideas about race, ethnicity, class, sex, gender, and sexuality, how these concepts get made, and how they affect people s lives. A new collection of essays published today in the Vital ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Teachers 'scarred' by legacy of 1988 anti-LGBT+ law
LGBT teachers who taught in schools during the late 1980s and 1990s remain scarred by the effects of Section 28 of the Local Government Act in England - a piece of legislation introduced in 1988 banning the promotion of homosexuality in schools - according to new research published in the journal Sex Education . The legislation was introduced partly as a reaction to a 1986 children s book called Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin, which depicted the life of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
The media shape public opinion about surrogacy and homosexuality
The media play a key role in informing society and at the same time an important role in shaping perceptions and judgements about social issues, particularly concerning issues on which there is insufficient knowledge and or a lack of experience. For example, one issue that is beginning to arouse public debate about which most audiences do not have any direct experience is the matter of surrogacy on the part of homosexual couples. The main goal of the resea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
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