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Lung cancer survival rate increases by 73 percent if caught early
The UK Lung cancer screening trial UKLS has been successfully completed and demonstrated that patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer can be identified with early stage disease and have up to a 73 chance of surviving for five years or more. The UKLS trial was conducted by experts in the University of Liverpool. The UKLS was undertaken in partnership with Liverpool Heart Chest Hospital, Papworth Hospital and the Royal Brompton Harefield Hospital ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 25
Tests show drivers can't accurately judge speed of approaching train
Drivers can see trains approaching but cannot accurately judge their speed when proceeding through a passive level crossing, a QUT and Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation collaborative study has found. Dr Gregoire Larue, a researcher with QUT s Centre for Accident Research Road Safety - Queensland CARRS-Q and a Research Fellow at the Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation, has undertaken field tests to determine if a driver is able to make a reliable ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 25
Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childh...
A new study from a group of international researchers has identified a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity--aerobic exercise. In a study published in the early online edition of the International Journal of Obesity , researchers at the University of Georgia, the Menzies Institute for Medical Research in Hobart, Australia, and the George Institute for Global Health at Oxford University found that higher aerob ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 25
As early as first grade, children with severe obesity are more likely to be os...
Childhood obesity has almost quadrupled among 6- to 11-year-olds since 1980. Today, approximately one in 20 children in the United States is severely obese and this public health threat costs the U.S. government billions of dollars annually. A new study has found that as early as first grade, severely obese children are more likely to be withdrawn and show signs of depression. They are also less liked by their peers, and more often picked on, teased, and m ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 25
Prohibition 2016: Assessing the UK's Psychoactive Substances Act
Passed in 2016 in the United Kingdom and due to come into force on 26 May, the Psychoactive Substances Act bans all new psychoactive substances NPS except those specifically exempted, such as alcohol and tobacco. The Act has attracted much criticism from scientists and experts. But what better alternative exists The scientific journal Addiction has today [25 May] published the opening statement in a debate by leading addiction researchers from around the g ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 25
Canadian study shows effectiveness of hospital-initiated smoking cessation pro...
Ottawa, May 25, 2016 - A new study from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute UOHI , in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences ICES , has established that greater adoption of hospital-initiated tobacco cessation interventions improve patient outcomes and decrease further healthcare utilization. The study is published today in the British Medical Journal s Tobacco Control . In Canada, tobacco smoking is a leading cause of hospi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 25
What can Pavlov's dogs tell us about drinking?
Montreal, May 25, 2016 -- Humans aren t much different from other animals. Just like Pavlov s dogs, we can become conditioned to associate environmental cues with rewards. Innocent enough when the sight of your sneakers makes you want to go for a run, but not necessarily so when the sight of the liquor store prompts you to want a drink. Indeed, Pavlovian cues that predict alcohol can lead us toward addiction. And sometimes those cues can become desirable i ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 25
Brit accents vex US hearing-impaired elderly
SALT LAKE CITY, May 25, 2016 - Older Americans with some hearing loss shouldn t feel alone if they have trouble understanding British TV sagas like Downton Abbey. A small study from the University of Utah suggests hearing-impaired senior citizens have more trouble than young people comprehending British accents when there is background noise. The older hearing-impaired had just a little more trouble understanding British accents than American accents when ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 25
DIY sampling kits accessed through gay men's social media unearth new HIV cases
Offering DIY sampling kits for HIV using online dating apps and social media targeting gay men, successfully unearths previously undiagnosed cases of the infection, reveals an evaluation of the first large-scale dedicated service in the UK, published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections . Furthermore, this approach catches most men before their infection has reached an advanced stage, so making it easier and potentially cheaper to treat ef ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 25
5 Top Parenting Challenges and How to Deal with Them
Rebecca Eanes, creator of Positive-Parents.org asked some 9,000 parents what behaviors in their children upset them and made them lose their cool. The ideas she has for disciplining and moving away from conventional parenting will go a long way in minimizing the upsetting challenges the parents reported and that almost all parents face at some point aggression, tantrum throwing, whining, back talk and not listening. In her new book Positive Parenting An Es ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 24
6 Have You Ever Been Made Happier by a “Modest Splurge?”
I m an under-buyer , and for the most part, I dislike shopping, errands, and buying stuff. In fact, one of my happiness-project resolutions is to Indulge in a modest splurge. I remind myself that sometimes, it makes me happy to indulge in a modest splurge to buy something that I don t absolutely need , but that makes my day brighter in some way. I indulged in a modest splurge a few days ago. I was early for a meeting I m always early , so I decided to spen ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 24
Lipid testing underutilized in adults taking antipsychotic medications
Too few adults taking antipsychotic medications are being screened for abnormalities in lipids, which include cholesterol and triglycerides, new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus finds. The biggest gap in screening is among adults age 40 and younger, the group for whom early detection and intervention has been shown to be effective when additional cardiovascular risk is present. Adults with serious mental illness die 20 to 30 ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 24
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