fb_thumb

Health And Wellness News

Gay male teens use adult hookup apps to find friends, partners
CHICAGO --- Although hookup apps require users to be 18 or older, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that more than 50 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual boys ages 14 to 17 met male sexual partners on apps such as Grindr and Scruff. It also was common for these teens to use the apps to connect with friends and find new gay, bisexual and queer friends and boyfriends, which sheds new light on who uses adult male hookup apps and why. The study w ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
OSA in older adults: Often present, seldom investigated
Older Americans are often at a high risk for obstructive sleep apnea, yet this illness remains vastly underdiagnosed, a new study finds. University of Michigan researchers found evidence that more than half 56 percent of persons ages 65 and older have a high risk of OSA, a sleep disorder in which the throat collapses during sleep, causing the patient to repeatedly stop breathing for periods of 10 seconds or longer throughout the night. But only 8 percent o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Older Americans are rarely evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea, yet many are...
In a study of community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older who were asked about sleep disturbances, 56 were estimated to be at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, but only 8 of the high-risk individuals had been tested for it. Of those tested, 94 were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society findings indicate that, in older Americans, increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea is common but it ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Study finds prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Smoking during pregnancy has well-documented negative effects on birth weight in infants and is linked to several childhood health problems. Now, researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use. Nearly 30 percent of women who smoke cigarettes during preg ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Alcohol and tobacco are by far the biggest threat to human welfare of all addi...
A new review published online today in the journal Addiction has compiled the best, most up-to-date source of information on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and the burden of death and disease. It shows that in 2015 alcohol and tobacco use between them cost the human population more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life years, with illicit drugs costing a further tens of millions. The largest health burden from substance use was attri ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Less is more when it comes to prescription opioids for hospital patients, stud...
New Haven, Conn.-- In a pilot study published in JAMA Internal Medicine , Yale researchers significantly reduced doses of opioid painkillers given to hospital patients. By delivering the opioids with a shot under the skin or with a pill instead of an IV, the research team found they could decrease patient exposure to the medications while also maintaining or improving pain relief, they said. The study, conducted by researchers at Yale School of Medicine an ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Marketing to physicians by opioid pharma companies leads to more opioid prescr...
Boston - A new study shows the significant impact that even a meal or two paid for by a pharmaceutical company can have on prescribing rates, despite a national decline of opioid prescribing rates. Researchers from Boston Medical Center s Grayken Center for Addiction examined pharmaceutical payments from 2014, ranging from consulting fees to meals, and found that doctors who received any opioid pharmaceutical marketing increased their prescribing in 2015, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
UTSA researcher identifies barriers impacting PrEP use among Latino gay and bi...
A new study led by a UTSA researcher examines the social perceptions of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis PrEP , a medication to prevent HIV, among gay and bisexual men in Texas. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA approved the use of PrEP in 2012. While evidence suggests that the medication is effective in preventing the spread of HIV, recent data show that only 9 percent of PrEP-eligible gay or bisexual men use the drug. The statistic is even lower for men ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Lesbian, bisexual women may be more likely to develop diabetes due to stress
In a newly published study involving 94,250 women across the United States, researchers found that lesbian and bisexual LB women were more likely than heterosexual women to develop type 2 diabetes during the course of the 24-year study follow up. The co-authored study, led by Heather L. Corliss, a professor at San Diego State University s Graduate School of Public Health, investigated incidence of type 2 diabetes in lesbian and bisexual women and heterosex ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Rising religious 'none' rates linked to conservative Christian politics
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Religious nones, people who do not officially associate themselves with a specific religion, are on the rise in the United States. While there are many contributing factors to this phenomenon, new research suggests one reason is the merging of politics and conservative Christian beliefs. A study published in April in the journal Political Research Quarterly examined states that enacted policies against same-sex marriage, and found a correl ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Symptoms of osteoarthritis lessened with simple changes to the diet
One gram of fish oil a day could help reduce the pain of patients with osteoarthritis, a new study in Rheumatology reports. In the largest, most up to date study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the link between diet and the effective self-management of osteoarthritis. Analysing 68 previous studies in the field, researchers found that a low-dose supplement of fish oil one and a half standard capsules could result in pain redu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Invasive procedures should be reserved for a sub-group of acid reflux patients...
AURORA, Colo. May 8, 2018 - As the number of Americans with acid reflux grows, a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus says invasive procedures to treat those who don t respond to medication should be done for select patients. When you have a subset of patients who are not responding to drug therapy you need to respond in a thoughtful way, said the study s lead author, Rena Yadlapati, MD, MHS, assistant professor of med ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501