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Percentage of US children who have chronic health conditions on the rise
BALTIMORE, MD - The percentage of children with chronic health conditions is on the rise, and new research being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting shows this is especially true among children who live in or near poverty. Researchers presenting the study abstract, National Trends in Prevalence and Co-morbid Chronic Conditions among Children with Asthma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, looked a ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 30
Alcohol brand placement on TV linked with teens' brand preferences and drinkin...
BALTIMORE, MD - While tobacco companies have not been allowed to buy product placement in television shows since 2000, alcohol brands continue to self-regulate their marketing in media. But a new research abstract to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting showing how strongly alcohol brand placement relates to the drinking behavior of underage youth suggests more regulation may be needed. For the study, Alcohol Brand Placement in Tel ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 30
Exposure to tobacco smoke in the home increases childhood illnesses, health ca...
BALTIMORE, MD - Children who live with smokers end up in the doctor s office or hospital more often than those not exposed to tobacco smoke, according to new research being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting. For the research abstract, Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Health Care Utilization among Children Nationwide, researchers analyzed 2011-2012 data from the National Survey on Children s Health, which is conducted by the U.S. Centers ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 30
Study finds adolescent tobacco users commonly report light smoking
BALTIMORE, MD - A new research abstract being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies PAS 2016 Meeting reveals new details about teen smoking. Most young smokers report that they don t light up every day, and many smoke only a few cigarettes on the days they do smoke. These teens are less likely to identify as smokers, even as they face health risks comparable to heavier tobacco use. The study, Intermittent and Light Smoking Patterns among Youth, fol ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 30
Survey suggests children of gay fathers are well adjusted
BALTIMORE, MD - Compared to a national sample of heterosexual parents, gay fathers report similar parenting behavior and measures of wellbeing in their children, according to new research to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies PAS 2016 Meeting. The study, Experiences of Children with Gay Fathers, was conducted via an online survey, receiving responses from 732 gay fathers in 47 U.S. states. Participants responded to the Strengths and Difficult ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 30
Fit For Happiness
A most interesting branch of happiness research is that which involves tips for us to make ourselves happier. Scientific self-help as it were. On important question is whether the way we spend our discretionary income can lift our happiness in the moment or perhaps even our general life satisfaction. There is now good evidence for the idea that, overall, we are happier when spending money to buy experiences instead of things, when buying for others instead ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 30
Can Friends Raise Your Pain Tolerance?
You call your best buddy to go out for the night, to share some good or bad news, or to talk over a difficult situation. But do you ever look to your friends to ease your physical pain A recent study says not to worry just having friends can make you less sensitive to pain Social networks have many purposes, some good and some bad, but who would have thought that they might work as a painkiller Yet according to some recent research, they are as successful ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 30
Why Do Animal Tragedies Go Viral?
In 1999, researchers from Oxford University s Wildlife Conservation Unit began radio tracking lions in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Led by David Macdonald and Andrew Loveridge, the team was particularly interested in the effects of legal trophy hunting on lion populations. They found that between 1999 and 2015 about 65 lions were killed by sport hunters. None of these deaths drew any attention from the media. That changed on July 1, 2015 when, using a ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 30
Want to eat better? Sorry, we're closed
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Getting more nutritious meals on the tables of low-income Americans could depend on the hours the stores in their neighborhoods keep. Stores likely to sell fresh produce aren t open as long in areas with more socioeconomic struggles, and that problem is more pronounced in neighborhoods where many African Americans live, new research from The Ohio State University has found. In affluent neighborhoods, 24-7 access to a wide array of foods is ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 29
Screening method uncovers drugs that may combat deadly antibiotic-resistant ba...
BOSTON - In recent years, hospitals have reported dramatic increases in the number of cases of the highly contagious, difficult-to-treat, and often deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae CRE . Now, investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BIDMC have developed a promising method of identifying new antimicrobials that target these organisms. The research is published in April issue of the journal ASSAY and D ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 29
Subtle chemical changes in brain can alter sleep-wake cycle
A study out today in the journal Science sheds new light on the biological mechanisms that control the sleep-wake cycle. Specifically, it shows that a simple shift in the balance of chemicals found in the fluid that bathes and surrounds brain cells can alter the state of consciousness of animals. The study, which focuses on a collection of ions that reside in the cerebral spinal fluid CSF , found that not only do these changes play a key role in stimulatin ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 29
Hormone and neurotransmitter systems disturbed in alcoholics' brains
The brain tissue of persons with alcohol dependence shows a variety of changes compared to non-alcoholic control persons. All alcoholics brains share some characteristics, but some are exclusive to the brain tissue of anxiety-prone type 1 alcoholics or impulsive type 2 alcoholics, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. The researchers analysed post-mortem brain tissue from alcoholic persons and non-alcoholic controls. Alcoholic ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 29
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