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Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone
ANN ARBOR--A new University of Michigan study challenges a popularized view about what s causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and less-educated Americans--finding shortcomings in the widespread narrative that the United States is facing an epidemic of despair. Some influential studies have argued that growing life expectancy inequality is driven by so-called deaths of despair, suggesting that economic stagnation has induced less-educated ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
USC study finds e-cigarette cartoon ads may increase likelihood of vaping
Like the infamous Joe Camel advertisements for cigarettes in the 1980s and 90s, the use of cartoon characters in ads for e-cigarettes and e-liquids may be attracting young people to the nicotine-delivery products, according to a new USC study. The newly published research , which also found that recognition of the cartoon images among those who had never used e-cigarettes was positively associated with expectations that the products would taste good and en ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Cold weather increases the risk of fatal opioid overdoses
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Cold weather snaps are followed by a marked increase in fatal opioid overdoses, a new study finds. A research team led by Brandon Marshall, an associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University s School of Public Health, found a 25 percent increase in fatal opioid overdoses after periods of freezing temperatures compared to days with an average temperature of 52 degrees. And while the researchers continue to inve ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
LGBTQ adolescents experiencing weight-based bullying found to have increased s...
Hartford, CT - Weight-based victimization among sexual and gender minority youth is associated with increased odds of alcohol use, binge drinking, marijuana use, and cigarette use, reports a new study from researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Connecticut, in collaboration with the Human Rights Campaign. Research has found that weight-based victimization c ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
The Wikipedia gender gap
Wikipedia is one of the most successful online communities in history, yet it struggles to attract and retain editors who are women -- another example of the gender gap online. In a recent University of Washington study, researchers interviewed women Wikipedians to examine the lack of female and non-binary editors in Wikipedia. The team identified a common theme safety. People can get harassed when they re editing content in Wikipedia, said co-author Wanda ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
LGBTQ awareness lacking among American neurologists, new survey finds
A first-of-its-kind survey of American neurologists reveals that more than half carry the mistaken belief that a patient s sexual orientation and gender identity have no bearing on treatment of neurologic illness. That belief can have damaging repercussions for patients seeking care, according to a study published today in the journal Neurology . Many neurologists are not aware that gender-affirming care can directly impact neurologic health, said Holly Hi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Cardinalfish caught sneaking a bit on the side
Scientists have revealed the torrid, adulterous love lives of the mouth-brooding cardinalfish, with cuckoldry going hand-in-hand with cannibalism of the young. This is a small and unassuming coral reef fish, said Dr Theresa Rueger, who led the study while she was a student at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. The male fish of this species carries the eggs in his mouth until they are ready to hatch. The fish we fo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
LGBT-identifying females are at increased risk of substance use in early adole...
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Females who identify as sexual minorities face an increased risk of substance use that shows up as early as age 13, suggesting early adolescence is a critical period for prevention and intervention efforts, a new study from Oregon State University has found. The odds of substance use among females who identify as sexual minorities - an umbrella term for those who identify with any sexual identity other than heterosexual or who report same ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Sexual-orientation study
A new study from Professor Doug VanderLaan s lab in UTM s Department of Psychology looking at biological mechanisms that are often thought to influence male sexual orientation was published in the latest edition of PNAS . Studying individual differences in gender and sexual orientation provides insight into how early-life biology shapes the brain and behaviour, says the developmental psychology researcher. VanderLaan s study assessed whether biomarkers--ma ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Secondary students' sexual health survey
Sexually active Australian secondary students tend to engage in responsible sexual behaviour but there is still room to improve knowledge and education for this group, according to a nationwide survey conducted by La Trobe University. The sixth National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health, conducted in 2018 and released today, found 47 per cent of Year 10-12 students taking the survey had engaged in sexual intercourse. Of sexually act ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
The power of a love song: Dopamine affects seasonal hearing in fish and facili...
NEW YORK, June 13, 2019 - Many people associate dopamine with reward or attention. Some might think of the part it plays in addiction, or Parkinson s disease, which kills off dopamine-making neurons. Now scientists at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York and Brooklyn College have discovered yet another role for this neurotransmitter, in the social communication between plainfin midshipman fish. Seasonal changes in dopamine in the female f ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Is sexting associated with sexual behaviors, mental health among teens?
Bottom Line This study, called a systematic review and meta-analysis, combined the results of 23 studies with nearly 42,000 participants to summarize associations between sexting by adolescents, sexual behavior and mental health risk factors. The results suggest sexting was associated with sexual activity, multiple sex partners, a lack of contraception use, delinquent behavior, anxiety depression, alcohol and drug use, and smoking. Some associations betwee ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
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