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Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of mortality
Boston, MA - The more sugar-sweetened beverages SSBs people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death--particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large long-term study of U.S. men and women. The risk of early death linked with drinking SSBs was more pronounced among women. The study, led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, also found that drinking one artificially sweetened beverag ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Icosapent ethyl drug reduces risk of recurrent cardiovascular events
Boston, MA -- At a Late Breaking Clinical Trial at the American College of Cardiology s 68th Annual Scientific Session, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, executive director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women s Hospital and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, presented results that extend and expand the scope of the projected protective effects of icosapent ethyl -- a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 acid kno ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Most teens report using marijuana less often after legalization
Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before - high school seniors who work 11 or more hours per week, according to new research led by a WSU College of Nursing professor. Marijuana use went down significantly among 8th and 10th graders after legalization, and among 12th graders who didn t work. It stayed nearly even for high school seniors who work less than 11 hours per week. T ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Zika study may 'supercharge' vaccine research
Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines. The study, led by The University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, used a new technique to uncover Zika mutations that help foster virus replication in mosquito hosts, while hindering its ability to replicate in mammals. Dr Yin Xiang Setoh from UQ s School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences said the techn ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Refugee women have healthier pregnancies than US women -- why? An unhealthy US...
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent University at Buffalo study. Compared to U.S.-born black and white women, African refugee women had fewer pre-pregnancy health risks, fewer preterm births and higher rates of vaginal deliveries. Surprisingly, the refugee women were more likely to delay beginning prenatal care until the second tri ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Study: Research ties common heartburn medications to kidney disease and failure
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease, found a recent University at Buffalo study. Use of proton pump inhibitors PPI , a group of drugs that reduce the production of stomach acid, increases the risk of chronic kidney disease by 20 percent and raises the risk of kidney failure by four times. Risks were highest among people at least ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Integrated therapy treating obesity and depression is effective
An intervention combining behavioral weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved weight loss and depressive symptoms compared with routine physician care, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association . Obesity and depression commonly occur together. Approximately 43 percent of adults with depression are o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Menopause symptoms nearly double the risk of chronic pain
CLEVELAND, Ohio March 6, 2019 --In addition to the other health conditions affected by estrogen, it has also been shown to affect pain sensitivity. This finding was the basis of a study of more than 200,000 records from the Veterans Health Administration that demonstrated a link between menopause symptoms and chronic pain. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society NAMS . Women are more likely ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Is infant temperament associated with future risk of childhood obesity?
Bottom Line This observational study looked at whether the temperament of infants born to mothers with gestational diabetes was associated with future risk of childhood obesity at ages 2 to 5 years. Children whose mothers develop diabetes during pregnancy are more likely to become obese but how infant temperament might influence the development of obesity in this population isn t clear. In healthy populations, the evidence for the influence of infant tempe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Health inequality threatening more adolescents worldwide than ever before
A detailed global study of the health and well being of the world s 1.8 billion adolescents and young adults reveals a growing inequality - and greater health challenges than those faced 25 years ago. Of the 1.8 billion adolescents aged 10-24, an additional 250 million worldwide are living in countries where they face a triple burden of infectious disease, non-communicable diseases and injuries compared with 1990. The global study provides the first compre ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Soft drink companies copy tobacco playbook to lure young users
Tobacco conglomerates that used colors, flavors and marketing techniques to entice children as future smokers transferred these same strategies to sweetened beverages when they bought food and drink companies starting in 1963, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study, which draws from a cache of previously secret documents from the tobacco industry that is part of the UCSF Industry Documents Library tracked the acquisition and sub ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
'Test and Treat' reduces new HIV infections by a third in southern Africa comm...
New HIV infections in southern Africa could be reduced substantially by offering entire communities voluntary HIV testing, and immediately referring those who test positive for HIV treatment in line with local guidelines, according to new research presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections CROI in Seattle, USA today. The HPTN071 PopART trial found that new HIV infections were 30 lower in communities where this intervention was ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
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