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People in hotter, poorer neighborhoods at higher risk of death during extreme ...
In Vancouver, heat exposure and social vulnerability can be a lethal combination. New research from the University of British Columbia shows a higher risk of mortality during extreme heat events in neighbourhoods that tend to get hotter and where people tend to be poorer. Climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of extreme hot weather events, said Sarah Henderson, senior author on the study and an assistant professor in UBC s school of popu ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
Coprescribing naloxone with opioids for pain may reduce adverse events
1. Coprescribing naloxone with opioids is feasible and may reduce opioid-related ER visits Abstract http www. annals. org article. aspx doi 10. 7326 M15-2771 Editorial http www. annals. org article. aspx doi 10. 7326 M16-1348 URL goes live when the embargo lifts Naloxone, a fast-acting medication used to block the effects of opioids, can be successfully coprescribed to patients receiving opioid analgesics for chronic pain in primary care. Naloxone coprescr ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
Fish oil during pregnancy offers no protection for children against obesity
In Europe, almost one in three schoolchildren under the age of ten is overweight, if not obese. In the search for the cause of this phenomenon, fetal programming inside a mother s womb was put under scrutiny as a potential culprit for this heavy issue . The hypothesis that the mother s diet might have some sort of influence could not be confirmed in a long-term study administering a special diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in arachidonic acid, an o ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
Honeybee circadian rhythms are affected more by social interactions
Circadian rhythms are internal clocks that determine many of an organism s daily rhythms, for example sleep-wake, feeding, urinary output and hormone production. Aligned with the environment by external forces such as sunlight and ambient temperature, circadian rhythms are important for animal health and survival. Disturbances of the circadian clock are associated with a variety of diseases in humans and animals, including cancer, mental illnesses and meta ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
Programs to thwart prescription drug misuse exist, not always used
PISCATAWAY, NJ - Misuse of prescription pain medications remains a major public health problem -- but programs to prevent it may be underused, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . The study comes out of Maine, one of the U.S. states hardest hit by the epidemic of prescription painkiller and heroin abuse. Researchers say that although there have been some positive trends recently, there are also troubling o ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
Study uses diverse sample to examine childhood weight's link to age of first s...
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Girls who were overweight as children are likely to begin using cigarettes, marijuana or alcohol at an earlier age than their healthy-weight peers, according to a new study by researchers in the Indiana University School of Education. But the correlation between weight and substance use shows up only when the data are broken down by the subjects racial or ethnic group and sex. Previous research that didn t take those categories into ac ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
Patient-centered approach to collect sexual orientation and gender ID informat...
Routine documentation of sexual orientation and gender identity SO GI information in health care settings is essential for a complete understanding of the health status and needs of individual patients, but, a standard method for routinely collecting the data has not been implemented, and patient preferences regarding collection of this information have not been previously studied. In new research to be presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meetin ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 28
A Neuroscience Perspective on Brexit
A surprising outcome of my four-year investigation into the neuroscience of human aggression for my new book Why We Snap , was how the reductionist approach that I took to understand individual violent behavior in terms of the specific neural circuits responsible, exploded in scope to illuminate human aggressive behavior in mass--between groups of people, from gangs to races to nations at war. Brexit is a recent example. Human behavior is complex. It can b ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 27
Do Shoppers Benefit When Stores Use Everyday Low Pricing?
In theory, everyday low pricing EDLP is a great idea. It refers to a pricing strategy in which a retailer offers its customers consistently low prices on every product, without running sales or price promotions. The store sets prices fairly and then maintains them for a long time until costs change significantly .
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 27
Would Prince Be Alive Today If He'd Had a Different Doctor?
Prince died of an opioid overdose . A tragic and avoidable fate but, even more tragically, one that is becoming increasingly common in the United States. Some people who overdose live on the edge of society homeless and with no access to good medical care. Prince, by contrast, had several mansions and a number of physicians actively involved in his care, physicians aware of his problem with opiates. In fact, just days before he died, Prince s airplane had ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 27
Unproven claims run rampant in e-cigarette business
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Electronic cigarette makers and sellers are making all kinds of health claims, many of which likely won t stand up to scrutiny under recently announced FDA regulation, a new study has found. Regulatory oversight of those claims, announced in May, brings all tobacco products, including liquids used in vaporizers and e-cigarettes, under the same government oversight. All products must now carry warnings they contain nicotine, which is addict ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 27
Political pitfalls in handling Ebola may carry over to Zika
ANN ARBOR --If the United States responds to Zika the way it did to Ebola -- and early indications are that in many ways it is -- the country can expect missteps brought about by a lack of health care coordination and a lot of political finger pointing, according to an analysis by the University of Michigan. Scott Greer of the U-M School of Public Health and colleagues studied the U.S. response to Ebola and found a fragmented system with no clear leadershi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 27
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