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People with dementia more likely to go missing
The tendency of people with dementia to wander and become lost has led QUT researchers to recommend a Silver Alert system, similar to Amber Alerts for missing children, be activated when someone with the diagnosis of dementia is reported lost. Led by Dr Margie MacAndrew from the QUT-based Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration Carers and Consumers DCRC-CC , the paper on the research outcomes - People with dementia getting lost in Australia Dementia-rel ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Most concussion patients fall under the radar after ER visit
Millions of Americans suffer concussions each year, and many endure symptoms for months or years afterward. A new study shows that a majority of patients with a concussion receive no follow-up care within three months of discharge from the hospital. Based on a sample of 831 patients sent to a top-level trauma center with a concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury mTBI , a national collaboration of researchers found that 47 percent reported that they were ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
UMD food scientist guides students towards revelatory findings in women's health
College Park, MD -- In an effort to sustain and educate the next generation of food safety experts in the United States, Dr. Bob Buchanan of the University of Maryland has served as a scientific mentor to a pair of academically accelerated high school students who are challenging the current food avoidance recommendations for pregnant women as established by the CDC and ACOG. Led by 14-year-olds Valentina Simon and Rachel Rosenzweig, along with professiona ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Paramedic-run health sessions in low-income apartments reduced number of 911 c...
A community-based health promotion program developed by McMaster University that was offered by paramedics in low-income apartment buildings significantly reduced the number of 911 calls and improved quality of life for seniors, found a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal Few studies exist on the impact of the new and rapidly evolving field of community paramedicine, which offers health care by paramedics outs ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
No link between HPV vaccination and risk of autoimmune disorders: Study in CMAJ
A new study in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal found no increased risk of autoimmune disorders in girls who received quadrivalent human papillomavirus HPV4 vaccination, adding to the body of evidence for the safety of the vaccine. Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted disease worldwide, affecting 50 -75 of sexually active people. The HPV4 vaccine is effective at protecting against 90 of the strains that cause cervical and a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Genes, environment and schizophrenia: new study finds the placenta is the miss...
Baltimore, MD - May 28, 2018 - Hiding in plain sight, new research shines a spotlight on the placenta s critical role in the nature versus nurture debate and how it confers risk for schizophrenia and likely other neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism, and Tourette syndrome. This new scientific frontier, with far-reaching implications for maternal and child health, creates the possibility that scientists can more accurately predict who is at r ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Married couples share risk of developing diabetes
It can be a good idea to bring your spouse to a GP medical examination if you are obese. Because Danish researchers from the Departments of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University have in a new study found a connection between the BMI of one spouse and the other spouse s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. We have discovered that you can predict a person s risk of developing type 2 diabetes based on his or her partner s BMI. Thi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Time spent sitting at a screen matters less if you are fit and strong
The impact of screen time on cardiovascular disease, cancer incidence and mortality may be greatest in people who have lower levels of grip-strength, fitness and physical activity, according to a study published in the open access journal, BMC Medicine . Researchers at Glasgow University, UK, found that the amount of leisure time spent watching a television or computer screen had almost double the impact on the risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Research highlights the influence social media marketing has on children's foo...
New research from the University of Liverpool, presented at the European Congress on Obesity today Wednesday, 23 May , highlights the negative influence that social media has on children s food intake. Current research shows celebrity endorsement and television advertising of unhealthy foods increases children s intake of these foods. However, children are increasingly exposed to marketing through digital avenues, such as on social media, and the impact of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Study identifies processes in the gut that drive fat build-up around the waist
Research by scientists at King s College London into the role the gut plays in processing and distributing fat could pave the way for the development of personalised treatments for obesity and other chronic diseases within the next decade. The research is published in Nature Genetics . In the largest study of its kind, scientists analysed the faecal metabolome the community of chemicals produced by gut microbes in the faeces of 500 pairs of twins to build ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Buyer beware: Some water-filter pitchers much better at toxin removal
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Water pitchers designed to rid water of harmful contaminants are not created equal, new research has found. Scientists from The Ohio State University compared three popular pitcher brands ability to clear dangerous microcystins from tap water. They found that while one did an excellent job, other pitchers allowed the toxins - which appear during harmful algal blooms HABs - to escape the filter and drop into the drinking water. The purifier ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Giving employees 'decoy' sanitizer options could improve hand hygiene
Introducing a less convenient option for hand sanitizing may actually boost workers use of hand sanitizer and increase sanitary conditions in the workplace, according to findings in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings revealed that employees in a food factory used more of their regular sanitizer and had cleaner hands and workspaces after a decoy sanitizer option was offered to them. Our research sug ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
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