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Teens face health and safety risks exploring sex online
Teens spend hours every day on internet-connected devices, where limitless opportunities to explore sexuality online. These opportunities don t come without big risks, though. A researcher from Michigan State University found that online sexual experiences can predict whether they become victims of sexual assault one year later. The findings, published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence and funded by the National Institutes of Health, are part of a st ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Sexual behavior may influence gut microbiome
AURORA, Colo. April 10, 2019 - A person s sexual behavior could affect their microbiome and immune system, potentially elevating their risk of HIV infection, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study was published last week in the journal PLOS Pathogens . The microbiome, a community of microbes in the gut, play a major role in driving and shaping the human immune system. But recent studies ha ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Men sometimes act less interested in sex -- in order to get it
When heterosexuals have casual sex, previous research indicates it is typically the woman who sets the boundaries. If she s not interested, usually nothing will happen. When men and women in the study met, about half of the men said they were interested in having sex with the woman, whereas most women were uninterested initially, says Associate Professor Mons Bendixen at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology s NTNU Department of Psychology. So ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
New studies can inform programs to prevent sexual violence among teens locally...
PROVIDENCE, R.I.[Brown University] -- Across cultures and geographic locations, the teen years are a time of growth, development and exploration into adult interactions -- and romantic and sexual relationships are often some of the most critical interactions that many teenagers navigate. A series of new studies by researchers at Brown University examines how teenagers in the United States and South Africa work through these challenges, in the hope that the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Screen time before bed has very little impact on mental health in teenagers, O...
Screen time has little effect on teenagers mental health , despite fears about the impact late-night gaming or TV viewing is having on the world s youth, a new study has concluded. Scientists at the University of Oxford used data on more than 17,000 children from across Ireland, the UK and the US, mainly comprising teenagers but with some as young as eight. They found screens were not related to the wellbeing of children using devices for hours during the ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Apr 15
Research identifies genetic causes of poor sleep
The international collaboration, led by the University of Exeter and published in Nature Communications , has found 47 links between our genetic code and the quality, quantity and timing of how we sleep. They include ten new genetic links with sleep duration and 26 with sleep quality. The Medical Research Council-funded study looked at data from 85,670 participants of UK Biobank and 5,819 individuals from three other studies, who wore accelerometers - wris ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
U of G study reveals why heart failure patients suffer depression, impaired th...
Heart failure patients often have trouble with thinking and depression. A new study by University of Guelph researchers explains why and points to ways to prevent and treat both heart and brain maladies through the emerging field of circadian medicine. Published recently in Nature s Scientific Reports , the study is the first to reveal how cognition and mood in mice are regulated by the body clock and how pertinent brain regions are impaired in heart failu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
'Fingerprint database' could help scientists to identify new cancer culprits
Scientists in Cambridge and London have developed a catalogue of DNA mutation fingerprints that could help doctors pinpoint the environmental culprit responsible for a patient s tumour - including showing some of the fingerprints left in lung tumours by specific chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Our DNA, the human genome, comprises of a string of molecules known as nucleotides. These are represented by the letters A, C, G and T. Sometimes, changes occur in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Continuing PC vaccine in Kenya at full price cost-effective and could save tho...
Co-led by the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Impact Study estimated that continuing the vaccine beyond 2022 would prevent - in the first ten years - more than 100,000 children and adults from contracting pneumococcal disease and save the lives of 14,000 children and adults who would otherwise have died. The cost per year of healthy life saved US 153 was consider ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
Statins safe for preventing cardiovascular events in rheumatoid arthritis pati...
Results from a large clinical trial indicate that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals, without additional risks. The findings appear in Arthritis Rheumatology , an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an approximately 50 percent higher risk of experiencing cardiovascular events such as heart attack ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 15
How to increase stamina: 6 ways
Stamina describes a person s ability to sustain physical and mental activity. People with low mental stamina may find it difficult to focus on tasks for long periods and become distracted easily. People with low physical stamina may tire when walking up a flight of stairs, for example.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 15
Why do we empathize? Researchers take on new perspective
Humans have a compulsion to simulate the activities and behaviors of others in their social group, but why is that The findings of a new study may change the way that we understand empathy and phenomena of emotional and behavioral contagion.
Medical News Today - Mon. Apr 15
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