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Infants are more exposed to harmful pollution on the way to school than on the...
Babies in prams accompanying older siblings on the school run are twice as likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study has found. The new research, published in the journal Environmental Pollution today, highlights the high levels exposure of babies in prams to fine and ultrafine particulate matter during the morning drop-in hours of school children compared with the afternoon drop-off hours. The study, c ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Study: Health agencies need clear rules for disclosing foodborne illness outbr...
There s an ongoing debate among public health officials about how quickly they should notify the public about foodborne illness outbreaks, and how much information should be shared. Is it better to tell people as early as possible, or could that create panic that is counterproductive Food safety researchers are now calling on public health agencies to develop clear guidelines on when to inform the public about foodborne illness outbreaks - something which ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
NIH-funded Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group details progress, challen...
In June 2013, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIAID , part of the National Institutes of Health NIH , provided 2 million in funding to establish an Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group ARLG to develop, prioritize and implement a clinical research agenda to address the growing public health threat of antibiotic resistance. A new series of articles appearing in the March 15th issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases de ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Perceived weight discrimination linked to physical inactivity
People who feel that they have been discriminated against because of their weight are much less likely to be physically active than people who don t perceive that they have suffered any such stigmatisation, according to new research led by UCL. The research was published in the journal BMJ Open . It was the first study to examine the relationship between weight discrimination and physical activity in a large population sample. The scientists looked at data ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Recent generations are experiencing higher rates of arthritis
In an analysis of the Canadian population born between the 1930s and 1960s, each succeeding generation had a higher prevalence of arthritis. The prevalence of arthritis increased over time especially in obese individuals. Overall increases due to obesity were partially offset by concurrent increases in education, income, and smoking cessation, said Dr. Elizabeth Badley, lead author of the Arthritis Care Research study.
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Men with impaired glucose metabolism should avoid high-carbohydrate foods in t...
According to a nutrition study led by the German Institute of Human Nutrition DIfE , a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research, the so-called internal clock also influences how people with impaired glucose metabolism react to carbohydrate-rich food. For example, in men with prediabetes, abundant consumption of foods containing starch and sugar in the evening had a negative effect on their blood glucose regulation. In comparison, in healthy study ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Sound waves boost older adult' memory, deep sleep
CHICAGO --- Gentle sound stimulation -- such as the rush of a waterfall -- synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and improved their ability to recall words, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. Deep sleep is critical for memory consolidation. But beginning in middle age, deep sleep decreases substantially, which scientists believe contributes to memory loss in aging. The sound stimulation signific ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Study examines best time to screen for sleep apnea after heart attack
Conducting a diagnostic sleep test shortly after a heart attack can help doctors rule out sleep apnea, a form of disordered breathing during sleep, in patients, but tests conducted in the immediate aftermath of a heart attack are somewhat unreliable for positively diagnosing sleep apnea, according to results from a single-center study scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology s 66th Annual Scientific Session. As a result, it may be b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Greater insight into basic biology of pain will reveal non-addictive remedies
PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. medical community needs a better understanding of the biology of pain and how it plays out in individuals to be able to combat the national epidemic of addiction to painkillers, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in Science this week. Specifically, they call for a shift in emphasis in drug development towards understanding how people differ in their response to pain medic ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Cannabis use in people with epilepsy revealed: Australian survey
People with epilepsy resort to cannabis products when antiepileptic drug side-effects are intolerable and epilepsy uncontrolled. The first Australian nationwide survey on the experiences and opinions of medicinal cannabis use in people with epilepsy has revealed that 14 per cent of people with epilepsy have used cannabis products as a way to manage seizures. The study showed that of those with a history of cannabis product use, 90 per cent of adults and 71 ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Alcoholism may be caused by dynamical dopamine imbalance
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics, Ecole Normale Sup 233 rieure, Paris, Indiana University and the Russian Academy of Sciences Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Applied Physics have identified potential alcoholism mechanisms, associated with altered dopaminergic neuron response to complex dynamics of prefrontal cortex neurones affecting dopamine release. Interacting neuronal populations in the cerebral cortex generate electrical impulses called ac ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
Research finds link between unemployed women trading sex for security and high...
Dr. Kelly Austin , Lehigh University assistant professor of sociology, finds in the first research paper to consider the role of unemployment in predicting the female HIV rate, that unemployment among young women significantly impacts the proportion of female HIV cases among those aged 15-24 in developing - especially Sub-Saharan African - countries. Results of the study , Trading Sex for Security Unemployment and the Unequal HIV Burden Among Young Women i ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 9
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