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Screening resident physicians entering training misses many at risk for sleep ...
Screening resident physicians entering their first year of training to identify those with pre-existing sleep problems does not appear to provide useful data regarding risks of developing sleep impairment during subsequent months. In their study appearing in the June issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine , a Massachusetts General Hospital MGH research team describes finding that even those with no evidence of sleep impairment at the outset of r ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Study: Exercise helps treat addiction by altering brain's dopamine system
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment -- and even prevention strategies -- for addiction. Also known as cardio, aerobic exercise is brisk exercise that increases heart rate, breathing and circulation of oxygen through the blood, and is associated with decreasing many negative health issues ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Responding to 'deaths of despair' -- call for a national resilience strategy
May 25, 2018 - Startling increases in nationwide deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol, and suicides constitute a public health crisis - spurring an urgent call for a National Resilience Strategy to stem these deaths of despair. The proposal is outlined in a special commentary in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice , published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer . John Auerbach, President and CEO of Trust for America s Health , and ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
New research finds lung cancer risk drops substantially within five years of q...
Just because you stopped smoking years ago doesn t mean you re out of the woods when it comes to developing lung cancer. That s the bad news. The good news is your risk of lung cancer drops substantially within five years of quitting. These are the main findings of a new analysis of the landmark Framingham Heart Study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center published May 16 by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . If you smoke, now ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Ban e-cig flavors and misleading adverts to protect youth, says global respira...
In a statement published in the European Respiratory Journal , a coalition of respiratory doctors and scientists from six continents have warned of the dangers posed to children and adolescents by electronic cigarettes [1]. They say there is mounting evidence that e-cigarettes damage health and are highly addictive, yet manufacturers are marketing them as healthier cigarettes and their popularity among young people is growing. As a result, they are calling ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Breaking good -- Key discovery made for battling opioid epidemic
Making opioids from sugar instead of from field grown opium poppies has the potential to solve many of the problems associated with manufacturing strong pain killers. Epimeron Inc. Epimeron , a Calgary-based biotechnology company, has taken a major step toward that goal with its announcement of the isolation of a novel gene from the opium poppy Papaver somniferum . The gene encodes the enzyme thebaine synthase, which had previously been hypothesized, but n ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Cocaine use alters gene expression in brain reward circuits
Philadelphia, May 31, 2018
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Having an abortion does not lead to depression
Having an abortion does not increase a woman s risk for depression, according to a new study of nearly 400,000 women published today in JAMA Psychiatry . While previous research has found abortion does not harm women s mental health, studies claiming that it does continue to be published and state policies that restrict access to abortion in the United States have been justified by claims that abortion causes women psychological harm. To better understand ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Perception that antibiotics are harmless is widespread
WASHINGTON -- A new study of decision-making about the use of antibiotics in medicine has found that the mistaken belief that antibiotics are harmless is widespread, especially among patients. Clinicians and patients alike are influenced by the general notion of why not take a risk WNTAR , a belief that there is potential benefit and very little risk in taking antibiotics, when in reality there are specific downsides, both for individuals and for society a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
'Why not take a risk' attitude widespread among patients and providers, GW stu...
WASHINGTON May 31, 2018 -- Antibiotics can t hurt. They might even make me feel better. Why not take a risk You may have had similar thoughts when sick with the flu or common cold. Your doctor may think so too. A new study led by David Broniatowski, an assistant professor in the George Washington University s department of engineering management and systems engineering, finds the Why not take a risk mentality is widespread among patients and medical care p ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
New guidelines recommend earlier colorectal cancer screening
New guidelines developed by the American Cancer Society ACS recommend that screening for colorectal cancer for average-risk adults begin at age 45, five years earlier than the previous recommendation. The guideline update, published as an Early View paper in CA A Cancer Journal for Clinicians available online here, was co-authored by Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, DrPH, Emeritus Professor and Founding Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health and Co ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Handgun purchaser licensing laws linked to fewer firearm homicides in large, u...
State laws that require gun purchasers to obtain a license contingent on passing a background check performed by state or local law enforcement are associated with a 14 percent reduction in firearm homicides in large, urban counties, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found. Studies have shown that these laws, which are sometimes called permit-to-purchase licensing laws, are associated with fewer firearm homicides at the s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
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