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A foodborne illness outbreak could cost a restaurant millions, study suggests
A single foodborne outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. The findings, which will be published online on Apr. 16 in the journal Public Health Reports , are based on computer simulations that suggest a foodborne illness outbreak can have ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 16
'Mono' virus linked to 7 serious diseases
CINCINNATI - A far-reaching study conducted by scientists at Cincinnati Children s reports that the Epstein-Barr virus EBV --best known for causing mononucleosis--also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases. Those diseases are systemic lupus erythematosus SLE , multiple sclerosis MS , rheumatoid arthritis RA , juvenile idiopathic arthritis JIA , inflammatory bowel disease IBD , celiac disease, and type 1 diabetes. Comb ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 16
NYU Dentistry study identifies effective school-based cavity prevention program
School-based prevention programs can substantially reduce children s cavities - but what type of treatment should be delivered in schools to best prevent tooth decay A new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, published in the journal BMC Oral Health , suggests that cavity prevention programs with a combination of prevention strategies may be more effective than one alone for reducing tooth decay. Dental cavities are the world s most prevalent ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 16
Later school start times really do improve sleep time
A new study in SLEEP , published by Oxford University Press, indicates that delaying school start times results in students getting more sleep, and feeling better, even within societies where trading sleep for academic success is common. The study aimed to investigate the short and longer-term impact of a 45-min delay in school start time on sleep and well-being of adolescents. Singapore leads the world in the Programme for International Student Assessment ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Night owls have higher risk of dying sooner
First study to show owls have higher risk of mortality Switch to daylight savings time is much harder for them They suffer from more diseases and disorders than morning larks Employers should allow greater flexibility in working hours Consider abolishing daylight savings time, scientists say CHICAGO --- Night owls -- people who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed in the morning -- have a higher risk of dying sooner than lar ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
The severity of neurocognitive impairment
Neurocognitive impairment is frequently encountered in Multiple Sclerosis MS patients affecting between 40-65 of these individuals, irrespective of disease duration, severity of physical disability, and at both the earlier and later disease stages, with a tendency to worsen over time. Moreover, cognitive dysfunction in this population may have a significant negative impact on quality of life, activities of daily living, independence and employment status. ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Review by researcher calls for pill testing to be part of Australia's Drug Str...
On-site testing of party drug pills could reduce the harms caused by drug use and potentially save lives, according to an independent review of Australia s National Drug Strategy, published in the open access Harm Reduction Journal . Dr Andrew Groves at Deakin University, Australia, examines evidence in support of pill testing to reduce fatalities caused by party drugs such as ecstasy and methamphetamines, at festivals, clubs and raves. Pill testing involv ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Research brief: Vaccines to treat opioid abuse and prevent fatal overdoses
Heroin and prescription opioid abuse and fatal overdoses are a public health emergency in the United States. Vaccines offer a potential new strategy to treat opioid abuse and prevent fatal opioid overdoses. A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota Medical School and Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation at Hennepin Healthcare is developing vaccines against heroin and prescription opioids, such as oxycodone and fentanyl. These vaccines functi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
'Gayborhoods' still home to subtle discrimination
Despite claiming to support gay rights, many straight people who live in traditionally gay neighbourhoods still practice subtle forms of discrimination when interacting with their gay and lesbian neighbours. That s the key finding of new University of British Columbia sociology research published today in the journal City and Community . The study found that straight people living in gaybourhoods say they support gay rights in theory, but many interact wit ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Lingering Negative Responses to Stress Linked With Health a Decade Later
People whose negative emotional responses to stress carry over to the following day are more likely to report health problems and physical limitations later in life compared with peers who are able to let it go, according to findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Our research shows that negative emotions that linger after even minor, daily stressors have important implications for our long-ter ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Apr 13
The Emotions We Feel May Shape What We See
Our emotional state in a given moment may influence what we see, according to findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . In two experiments , researchers found that participants saw a neutral face as smiling more when it was paired with an unseen positive image. The research shows that humans are active perceivers, say psychological scientist Erika Siegel of the University of California, San Franc ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Apr 13
Common Gynecologic Condition Linked to Mental Health Issues
Could women with polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS be at increased risk for mental health problems And are their children more likely to have autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD That s the suggestion of a new British study that hints at a connection between the gynecologic condition and mental health issues, but does not prove cause and effect. PCOS is one of the most common conditions affecting young women today, and the effect on mental ...
Healthday - Fri. Apr 13
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