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Analysis: Economy Puts Farmers At Greater Risk Of Suicide
By Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer As we look toward the beginning of planting season for most of the country, the factors that determine the price they will receive in the coming crop marketing year are not under the control of individual farmers. An extremely hard freeze in the Ukraine, a drought in South America, or crop production problems in the U.S. any one of these three or others could result in higher than expected crop prices for farmers in ...
Huffington Post - Mon. May 14
Frightened Rabbit Singer Scott Hutchison Dead At 36
Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison has died at age 36. Police in Scotland found the singer s body at Port Edgar in South Queensferry on Thursday night, according to multiple outlets , a day after he was reported missing. He was last seen exiting the Dakota Hotel in the area on CCTV footage early Wednesday. Authorities didn t release the cause of death. Hutchison s representatives didn t immediately reply to HuffPost s request for comment. His famil ...
Huffington Post - Mon. May 14
Screening for impaired vision in older adults: New Canadian guideline
A new Canadian guideline for impaired vision in older adults recommends against primary care screening of older adults not reporting concerns about their vision. The guideline, published in English and French in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care CTFPHC , is aimed at primary care practitioners. Visual impairment describes less than 20 40 vision, which usually cannot be corrected with glasses, cont ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Cannabis use up among parents with children in the home
NEW YORK--Cannabis use increased among parents who smoke cigarettes, as well as among non-smoking parents, according to a latest study from researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York. Cannabis use was nearly four times more common among cigarette smokers compared with non-smokers. Until now, little had been known about current trends in the use of cannabis among parents with children in the home, th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Job strain linked to onset of common mental illness
Workplaces that reduce job strain could prevent up to 14 percent of new cases of common mental illness from occurring, according to new research led by the Black Dog Institute. Published today in the Lancet Psychiatry , the results confirm that high job strain is associated with an increased risk of developing common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety amongst middle-aged workers. Job strain is a term used to describe the combination of high wo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Serving smaller alcoholic drinks could reduce the UK's alcohol consumption
New research published in Addiction , conducted by researchers from the Universities of Liverpool and Sheffield, highlights the potential benefits of reducing the standard serving size of alcoholic beverages. It is well known that alcohol consumption contributes to premature death and ill health, and alcohol-related harm places a substantial burden on society. Many drinkers find it hard to cut down and attempts to cut down often do not lead to actual reduc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Social challenges are associated with poorer health outcomes
Among more than 600,000 primary care patients, half live with some degree of social challenge, which has a negative effect on the quality of care they receive. Researchers in Manitoba, Canada identified 11 social complexities, such as low income, mental health diagnosis, and involvement with the justice system. Fifty-four percent of patients had at least one social complexity, and four percent had more five or more. Social complexity was strongly associate ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Patients and caregivers value caring, continuity, and accountability in care t...
In the transition from hospital to home, patients and caregivers seek clear accountability, continuity, and caring attitudes across the care continuum. One-hundred and thirty-eight patients and 110 family caregivers participating in focus groups and interviews identified three desired outcomes of care transition services feeling prepared and able to implement care plans, unambiguous accountability from the healthcare system, and feeling cared for and cared ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Racial or ethnic discrimination impacts Latinas' satisfaction with contracepti...
Young Latina women who have experienced racial or ethnic discrimination are less satisfied overall with their contraceptive care, which could affect their access to more effective contraceptives, a new study from Oregon State University has found. The findings indicate that experiences of discrimination, inside or outside medical settings, can have a dramatic effect on women s comfort using reproductive health services, said Lisa Oakley, the study s lead a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Meeting with OBGYN prior to first exam empowers young women in medical settings
A teen girl s first visit to an OBGYN often comes with a lot of anxiety, and once they are in a gown on an exam table, they may be too uncomfortable to express their concerns and ask questions. In fact, a new national survey by Orlando Health found that nearly 40 of women were at least somewhat concerned about what would happen during their first OBGYN exam. That s why experts at Orlando Health are encouraging girls and their parents to speak with their OB ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Training pediatricians critical to improving quality of care for transgender y...
TORONTO, May 5, 2018 - Two new studies reveal the importance of better understanding the health care utilization of transgender children and adolescents and the need to train pediatricians to care for this population s unique needs. Nadia Dowshen, MD, MSHP, and Siobhan Gruschow, MPH, MEd, researchers at PolicyLab at Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, will present their findings on trends in transgender youth s health care utilization and primary care pro ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 7
Brown widow male spiders prefer sex with older females likely to eat them afte...
NEW YORK...April 30, 2018 - Male brown widow spiders seek to mate with older, less-fertile females who are 50 percent more likely to eat them after sex, according to Israeli researchers in a study published in the journal Animal Behaviour . Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Volcani Center in Israel collected male and female brown widow spiders from central and southern Israel and then positioned t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 7
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