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Hormone-disrupting compound could provide new approach to malaria control
Boston, MA - A chemical that disrupts biological processes in female mosquitoes may be just as effective as insecticides in reducing the spread of malaria, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study will be published online December 15, 2016 in PLOS Pathogens . As insecticide resistance is spreading, new intervention methods to control mosquitoes are urgently needed, said Flaminia Catteruccia, associate professor of ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 15
New report finds health wearable devices pose new consumer and privacy risks
WASHINGTON, D.C. December 15, 2016 - Personal health wearable devices used to monitor heart rates, sleep patterns, calories, and even stress levels raise new privacy and security risks, according to a report released today by researchers at American University and the Center for Digital Democracy. Watches, fitness bands, and so-called smart clothing, linked to apps and mobile devices, are part of a growing connected-health system in the U.S., promising to ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 15
Decreased rates of pressure injuries linked to better preventive care
December 15, 2016 - Rates of new pressure injuries in U.S. hospitals and other acute care settings have decreased by about half over the past decade, according to national survey data reported in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing . Official journal of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses WOCN reg Society, the Journal of WOCN reg is published by Wolters Kluwer . Reductions in pressure injury prevalence are ascribed to improved preventiv ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 15
Obesity in adolescents significantly increases their risk of heart disease reg...
A new study published today in BMJ Open has found a link between obesity in adolescents and their risk of developing heart disease in early adulthood, regardless of ethnicity. People of South Asian or Black African descent are known to have a four and three-fold higher risk of diabetes compared with White Europeans. Black African and Black Caribbean girls are more likely to be overweight and Indian girls are also known to have larger waists in childhood co ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 15
Review suggests that teens benefit from later high school start times
DARIEN, IL - Dec. 14, 2016 - A review of the scientific literature by a workgroup composed of representatives from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sleep Research Society, and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine found that later high school start times are associated with positive outcomes among teens, including longer weekday sleep durations and reduced vehicular accident rates. Results of a systema ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 15
Lung-in-the-lab reveals no DNA damage on exposure to e-cig vapor
E-cigarette vapour does not damage DNA, even at doses 28 times that of equivalent smoke exposure. Scientists at British American Tobacco used lab-based cellular tests to examine the impact of cigarette smoke and Vype e-cigarette vapour on human lung cells. The most serious kind of DNA damage is double-strand break, which effectively means that both strands of the DNA molecule have been broken. This is a possible precursor to cancer and potentially lethal t ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 15
The pill won't kill your sexual desire, researchers say
Amsterdam, December 15, 2016 - Taking the pill doesn t lower your sexual desire, contrary to popular belief, according to research published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine . The authors of the research, from the University of Kentucky and Indiana University in the US, say the evidence explaining what affects women s sexual desire is mixed and more research is needed. Contraceptives are designed to prevent unwanted pregnancies and, for some, to protect p ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 15
Women Denied an Abortion Endure Mental Health Toll: Study
Women who are denied an abortion may suffer anxiety and low self-esteem, a new analysis indicates. In contrast, the researchers found no indication that having an abortion increased the risk for near- or long-term psychological problems. Our study found that denying women an abortion has negative consequences to their mental health and well-being in the short-term, said study author M. Antonia Biggs, a social psychologist researcher at the University of Ca ...
Healthday - Thu. Dec 15
This GIF Sums Up The Impact Of Addiction And Mental Illness On America
A wealth of data shows that deaths related to drugs, alcohol and suicide are on the rise . But new research also shows that in many areas of the U.S. particularly in Kentucky, West Virginia, the Dakotas and the Southwestern states these increases are particularly dramatic.
Huffington Post - Thu. Dec 15
Seven Common Reasons People Self Sabotage Their Own Lives
What are some ways people wreck their own lives and how can they avoid doing so originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .
Huffington Post - Thu. Dec 15
My Basket of Hope I: BeaRtrice, Oscar, and Asian Moon Bears
Maintaining hope in the rage of inhumanity At this time of year I receive many messages asking me why I remain hopeful for the plight of nonhuman animals animals in an increasingly human-dominated world. Many people know we re living in an epoch called the Anthropocene, also called the age of humanity. I prefer to call the Anthropocene the rage of inhumanity, because ample scientific data show we, humans, are the cause of the unprecedented extinction of an ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 15
Sex Addiction's Diversity Problem
I was recently interviewed in a CNN piece covering the continued controversy over sex addiction , and I noticed something everyone interviewed in the article is white. Not just white, but educated, and middle class or above. Why is that Increasingly, panels of experts are expected to represent the diversity of our country, but most publications discussing sex addiction solely include expert opinions from white professionals. I m not blaming the media on th ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Dec 15
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