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Discovery helps explain why only some people develop life-threatening dengue i...
For most people who contract it, dengue fever is a relatively mild-mannered disease--at least the first time around. For some, however, a subsequent infection by the virus unleashes a vicious and potentially deadly illness. New research from a team based at The Rockefeller University has begun to reveal why certain people are more vulnerable to these dangerous secondary infections. Their latest findings, described January 27 in Science , could lead to bett ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 31
Existing reprocessing techniques prove insufficient for flexible endoscopes
Arlington, VA, January 31, 2017 - Current techniques used to clean endoscopes for reuse are not consistently effective, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control , the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology APIC . The findings of this study support the need for careful visual inspection and cleaning verification tests to ensure that all endoscopes a ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 31
Endocrine Society experts issue clinical practice guideline on pediatric obesity
Washington, DC -- The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to prevent and treat childhood obesity with lifestyle changes. The guideline, titled Pediatric Obesity -- Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, was published online and will appear in the March 2017 print issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism JCEM , a publication of the ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 31
Link between sleep and cognitive impairment in the elderly
Boston -- Daytime sleepiness is very common in the elderly with prevalence rates of up to 50 percent. Caused by sleep-disordered breathing SDB , a disruption of normal breathing during sleep, these cause recurrent awakenings and subsequent excessive daytime sleepiness. In an editorial in the current issue of Neurology , a Boston University School of Medicine BUSM researcher stresses that it is now time for physicians to consider the association between the ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 31
Researchers identify drug that alleviates opioid withdrawal
Opioid use and abuse is a significant social, health and economic issue in Canada. Researchers at the University of Calgary s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UCVM and Hotchkiss Brain Institute HBI have discovered that an existing anti-gout medication is effective in reducing the severity of withdrawal symptoms in opioid-dependent rodents. Their work is leading to the development of a clinical trial at the Calgary Pain Clinic. Neuroscientist Tuan Trang, PhD ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 31
Prior DUIs predict future criminal activity among firearm owners
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Among individuals who legally purchased handguns in California, prior convictions for driving under the influence DUI and other alcohol-related crimes were associated with a substantial increase in risk for subsequent violent or firearm-related crime, according to a study published Jan. 30 in Injury Prevention by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. Many prior studies of the general population have established strong asso ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 31
New study looks at LGBT allies in college sports
The sports world has not always been considered the most inviting place for those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Yet, college athletes can make powerful allies for the LGBT community, given their visibility and status on campus, says University of Arizona researcher Russell Toomey. Toomey, a UA assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, has developed a scale to measure the ally behaviors of college athletes in an effort to ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 31
Advice That Works for Anyone
Written by guest blogger Max Harms
Psychology Today - Tue. Jan 31
Physical Activity May Protect Against Childhood Depression
A first of its kind study has identified that 6 to 10-year-old children can reap significant mental health benefits via regular moderate to vigorous physical activity MVPA . The new study, Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Symptoms of Major Depression in Middle Childhood , was published today in the February 2017 issue of Pediatrics . Previous studies on adults and adolescents have correlated regular MVPA with a lower risk of developing depression ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jan 31
How to Survive Your Adolescent
Parenting is never easy, especially during baby- and toddlerhood, times so physically demanding, basic self-care or merely keeping one s eyes open provides a challenge. Fortunately, parents are rewarded with hugs, kisses and the gift of love , besides being supported by other parents more or less good advice. The following years aren t exactly a vacation either, but nothing comes close to the difficulty of parenthood during adolescence . NOTHING. If you ar ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jan 31
New survey finds many Americans want changes to ACA but few support immediate ...
According to a new national survey on Americans opinions on the Affordable Care Act ACA conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 12 percent of Americans want the ACA kept in its current form, 40 percent say it should be preserved with improvements, 16 percent say the law should be repealed immediately, and 31 percent want a repeal to wait until a replacement is ready. While most Americans express a desire for change, few r ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Bacteria in the cervix may be key to understanding premature birth
PHILADELPHIA - Depending on the specific type, bacteria in a woman s vagina and cervix may increase the risk of premature birth or protect against it, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Results of the study provide groundbreaking information that the authors suggest could help physicians learn how to prevent preterm birth, either by eliminating the bad bacteria, or increasing the protective bac ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
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