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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
Loneliness heightened among gay men in certain age group in China
Gay men in China ages 25-29 are eight times more likely to feel criticized and rejected compared with men in that country ages 20 or younger, new University of Hawaii at Manoa research shows. The reason may be that 25- to 29-year-olds tend to be out of college and in the workforce, where they may face overwhelming social discrimination, according to a study co-authored by Assistant Professor Thomas Lee in the Office of Public Health Studies at the Myron B. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
The global prevalence of erectile dysfunction
A review of published studies found that estimates for the global prevalence of erectile dysfunction vary widely, ranging from 3 to 76.5 . The findings are published in BJU International . The variation may reflect differences in study population ages and different definitions and assessment methods of erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction was linked with increased risks of cardiovascular disease, dementia, and early death. The authors noted that earl ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Perfect timing: Making the 'switch' from juvenile to adult
Very little is known about how the onset of puberty is controlled in humans, but the discovery of a new gene in the roundworm C. elegans could be the missing link that determines when it s time to make this juvenile-to-adult transition. Two genes, LIN28 and MKRN3, are known to be associated with precocious puberty in humans, where juveniles as young as six may start developing adult features. These genes are found in all animals, including C. elegans , in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Two new algorithms can identify patients at risk of HIV
Boston, MA - Two new studies developed algorithms that can identify patients who are at risk of acquiring HIV and may benefit from preventive care. Both studies appear in the July 5 issue of The Lancet HIV . Preexposure prophylaxis PrEP is an antiretroviral pill that is over 90 effective in preventing HIV acquisition when taken as prescribed. PrEP was recently given a Grade A recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force but is vastly underut ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Best male biathletes 'more attractive'
Top male biathletes are more attractive to the opposite sex, according to a new study by scientists at the universities of Exeter and Bristol. This result, say the team, fits with the theory that women have an evolved preference for more athletic men, who in past times were better able to provide for their families. The scientists asked people to rate passport-style photos of 156 men and women who take part in the biathlon World Cup, a combination of cross ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Why sex becomes less satisfying with age
CLEVELAND, Ohio July 10, 2019 --The number of women regularly having sex declines with age, and the number of women enjoying sex postmenopause is even lower. Although these facts are not surprising, the causes for these declines may be because previous research focused largely on biological causes only. However, a new UK study identifies psychosocial contributors. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Meno ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
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