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Prenatal allergies prompt sexual changes in offspring
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual-development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime, new research suggests. Female rats born to mothers exposed to an allergen during pregnancy acted more characteristically male - mounting other female rodents, for instance - and had brains and nervous systems that looked more like those seen in typical male animals. The male offspring also showed a tendency toward ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Adults at high risk for HIV infection have low rates of vaccination against HPV
ATLANTA -- Adults who are at high risk of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus HIV , which causes AIDS, were less likely than the general population to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus HPV , which can cause anal and cervical cancer, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, held in Atlanta March 29-April 3. HPV infection is common, and in a healthy individual, is often cleared from the body without ever ca ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
University of Cincinnati provides road map to combat human trafficking in Ohio
More than 1,000 victims of human trafficking in Ohio have been identified thanks to a University of Cincinnati study published Tuesday, March 26, by the Ohio Department of Public Safety s Office of Criminal Justice Services OCJS . An additional 4,209 individuals were considered to be at risk of trafficking victimization during the same period. The UC study, titled Estimating the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Ohio, examined data from 14 distinct source ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Sexual satisfaction among older people about more than just health
Communication and being in a happy relationship, along with health, are important for sexual satisfaction among older people, according to new research published in PLOS ONE . Sexual expression is increasingly recognised as important throughout the life course, in maintaining relationships, promoting self-esteem and contributing to health and well-being. Although health care professionals are being urged to be more proactive in helping older patients achie ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Allergic reactions play role in sexual behavior development in unborn males/fe...
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and colleagues at Ohio State University have discovered that allergic reactions trigger changes in brain behavior development in unborn males and females. This latest brain development discovery will ultimately help researchers better understand how neurological conditions can differ between men and women. It is the first study to assess the response of a type of immune cell called a mast cell, l ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Drugs used to enhance sexual experiences, especially in UK
Combining drugs with sex is common regardless of gender or sexual orientation, reveals new research by UCL and the Global Drug Survey into global trends of substance-linked sex. The findings, published today in The Journal of Sexual Medicine , revealed that alcohol, cannabis, MDMA and cocaine are the drugs most commonly combined with sex. Respondents from the United Kingdom were the most likely to combine drugs with sex, compared with the US, other Europea ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Online romance is local, but not all locales are the same
When searching for love on the Internet, most people end up connecting with the girl [or boy] next door, according to an analysis of messaging patterns across a major online dating platform. Published this week in Sociological Science , the big dating study reveals geographic distance within the U.S. as the strongest driver of reciprocal interactions, which are instances when two users message each other. A crucial aspect of the analysis is that we were lo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Inflammatory arthritis may negatively affect intimate relationships and sexual...
A systematic review and analysis of published studies found consistent links between inflammatory arthritis and impacts on intimacy and sexual function for both men and women. The Arthritis Care Research analysis included 55 studies. People living with inflammatory arthritis demonstrated a higher prevalence of sexual dysfunction compared with other individuals. For both genders, disease-related factors--including pain, fatigue, and mobility restrictions--c ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
More U.S. Teens, Kids Seeking Mental Health Care in ERs
U.S. emergency departments are seeing a surge in the number of kids and teens seeking help for mental health problems, new research warns. Between 2011 and 2015 alone, there was a 28 percent jump in psychiatric visits among Americans between the ages of 6 and 24. The trends were not a surprise, said study author Luther Kalb, given that using the emergency department for mental health reasons has been increasing for a while among all age groups. But why is ...
Healthday - Wed. Apr 3
New insights on liver injury in men taking body building supplements
In a study reported in Alimentary Pharmacology Therapeutics , 44 men with liver injury, attributed to over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements, experienced a uniform and distinctive pattern of signs and symptoms that were often prolonged, difficult to treat, and accompanied by disability and weight loss. All participants in the study, who were enrolled in the National Institute of Health-supported Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network, had jaundice a yellowin ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Study identifies gender differences in reported adverse drug reactions
In a British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study, investigators uncovered numerous gender differences in reports of adverse drug reactions sent to the National Pharmacovigilance Centre in the Netherlands. The reports in the study were submitted by healthcare professionals as well as patients. In 2,483 distinct combinations of drugs and adverse drug reactions, discrepancies were found 363 times 15 percent . In 89 percent, the reports related more often t ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
Sleeping pill use linked to greater need for blood pressure medications
In a Geriatrics Gerontology International study of 752 older adults with hypertension followed from 2008-2010 through 2012-2013, using sleeping pills on a regular basis was linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over time. The association was observed regardless of sleep duration and quality, body mass index, diet, physical activity, and hypertension control. Although additional research is needed to understand this link, the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 3
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