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Study: Rural communities see steep increase in babies born with opioid withdra...
ANN ARBOR, Mich.- The number of babies born with drug withdrawal symptoms from opioids grew substantially faster in rural communities than in cities, a new study suggests. Newborns exposed to opioids in the womb and who experience withdrawal symptoms after birth known as neonatal abstinence syndrome are more likely to have seizures, low birthweight, breathing, sleeping and feeding problems. The study, published today in JAMA Pediatrics , highlights a drama ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 12
TCORS study shows effectiveness of testimonial warning labels on tobacco produ...
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Cigarette packaging has required textual warning labels about the health risks of smoking since 1966. Yet, 15 percent of U.S. adults -- 36.5 million Americans -- currently smoke cigarettes. How can warning labels be improved to encourage smokers to quit A new study by researchers at the Penn Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science TCORS at the Annenberg School for Co ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 12
Emerging trends in alcohol binge and use disorders among older adults
Alcohol is the most commonly used psychoactive substance among older adults, and this group can have unique risks associated with alcohol consumption -- in even lower amounts -- compared to younger persons. Older adults have particular vulnerabilities to alcohol due to physiological changes during aging, including increasing chronic disease burden and medication use, said Benjamin Han, MD, MPH, a geriatrician and health services researcher at the Center fo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 12
A Faint Resemblance
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Huffington Post - Mon. Dec 12
8 Affirmations for Confidence and Self Acceptance
In honor of the new HerAfter Beautiful Confidence e-book which comes out today we re sharing a little sneak peak inside look. As a former yoga teacher and big fan of meditation with affirmations, I m so excited to share these positive affirmations for confidence. After all, as I discuss in the e-book, we re always telling ourselves something. That something is usually a message of fear I m not good enough, I never get what I want, I don t deserve what othe ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Dec 12
Together, We Are Changing Thoughts About Mental Illness
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Scott L. Rauch, MD
Huffington Post - Mon. Dec 12
Is Radical Individualism Destroying Our Moral Compass?
Individual rights are the bedrock of a free society. In a liberal democracy, individuals have the moral right to make their own choices free from arbitrary intrusion subject to the constraint that they do not interfere with the same freedoms in others. However, although rights are essential for the functioning of a free state, they are insufficient as guides to guides to moral action. Beyond the idea that we should respect the rights of others, a rights-ba ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 12
Rethinking Our Politics: Learning From the 2016 Election
John W. Reich Now that the 2016 election is over, with all of its divisiveness and invective tearing at our national unity, it might be informative to step back for a moment and ask What happened Across the nation, we found our personal relationships being poisoned with a shocking rise of incivility, divisiveness, and even hostility. Even at the national level, in our media, it became common to see even the most sophisticated, knowledgeable people engaging ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 12
Which Fraud Is Worse, Shoplifting or Identity Theft?
Each year, consumers defraud retailers to the tune of billions of dollars. Some of the statistics about shoplifting alone are mind-boggling. One in 11 Americans has stolen something from a store, and over 10 million people have been caught shoplifting just within the past five years. A 2016 survey conducted by the National Retail Federation found that in 2015, retailers lost 16.6 billion to shoplifting by their customers. Other types of consumer fraud like ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 12
User-friendly medication packaging design can boost patient safety
Medication errors are a common patient safety issue in the United States, with 1.5 million adverse drug events reported annually, often occurring in a home or other outpatient setting. Past research has indicated that inadequate or confusing labeling on packages of over-the-counter OTC medications is a likely contributor to many unintentional overdoses, particularly among the elderly population. Package Design Affects Accuracy Recognition for Medications, ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 11
Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in patients with diabetes
Leipzig, Germany - 10 December 2016 Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in cancer patients who also have diabetes, according to a study presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.1 Cardiotoxicity induced by chemotherapy with anthracyclines is being increasingly reported, mainly because a smaller proportion of patients now die from cancer, said lead author Dr Ana Catarina Gomes, a cardiologist in training at the Hospital Garcia de Orta in Almada, Por ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 11
Circulation favors placenta over brain in fetuses of diabetic mothers
Leipzig, Germany - 10 December 2016 Blood flows preferentially to the placenta instead of the brain in foetuses of mothers with diabetes, reveals research presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.1 The annual meeting of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging EACVI , a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology ESC , is held 7 to 10 December 2016 in Leipzig, Germany. We know that maternal diabetes mellitus affects the foetal organs, ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 11
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