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Online HIV prevention resources face resistance from black female college stud...
New research from North Carolina State University and Pennsylvania State University finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials. We assumed that providing information about HIV prevention online would be an effective way of reaching black female college ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 25
Even low levels of air pollution appear to affect children's lung health
BOSTON - According to new research led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BIDMC pulmonologist and critical care physician Mary B. Rice, MD, MPH, improved air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children. The findings were recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care , a journal of the American Thoracic Society. Rice and colleagues found that children exposed to highe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 25
Increased odds of ADHD for kids with some types of vision problems
April 25, 2016 - Children with vision problems not correctable with glasses or contact lenses may be twice as likely to have a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , suggests a study in the May issue of Optometry and Vision Science , official journal of the American Academy of Optometry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Based on a nationwide sample, the study finds a higher prevalence of ADHD among children in this catego ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 25
Top tobacco control experts to FDA: Studies of e-cigs suggest more benefit tha...
WASHINGTON -- Seven top international tobacco control experts are prompting regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA to have a broad open-minded perspective when it comes to regulating vaporized nicotine products, especially e-cigarettes. Writing in the journal Addiction , published online April 25, the researchers synthesize much of the evidence published to date on e-cigarettes, and suggest that use of these products can lead to reduced ci ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 25
Videogame addiction linked to ADHD
Video game addiction is more prevalent among younger men, and among those not being in a current relationship, than others, says, Cecilie Schou Andreassen, doctor of psychology and clinical psychologist specialist at Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen UiB . Schou Andreassen has carried out a study with more than 20 000 participants who answered questions related to videogame addiction. The study is published in the journal Psychology ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 25
Expand HPV vaccination programs in Canada to include males
Expanding human papillomavirus HPV vaccination programs to include males in Canada will help protect them against HPV-related cancers, according to an analysis published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal pre-embargo link only http www. cmaj. ca site press cmaj. 150451. pdf . HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in Canada and is linked to cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, penis, anus and others, in addition to causing cervical c ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 25
Prom Memories
It s that time of year when millions of teens prepare for the much awaited prom night. That s right, it is prom time and high school students across the nation are eagerly making plans for undoubtedly the most important dance of their high school years. For juniors, it is a time to show they are officially preparing to move into senior status. For those graduating, it marks the last dance of their high school career . Whether it is the search for the perfe ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Apr 24
Who Can Win the Game of Thrones?
The PBS YouTube channel webseries BrainCraft asks the question, Could You Win the Game of Thrones BrainCraft s Vanessa Hill nessyhill looks to psychology for possible answers. Does it take money, strength, or self-control Money and strength are valuable, but Hill argues that self-control matters more. Among her sources, she draws from the book Game of Thrones Psychology The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors , specifically from the chapter Self-Control and t ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Apr 24
3 Types of Kids Who Bully Their Parents
All children have unique personalities and temperaments, but kids who bully their parents have very particular traits. The three most prevalent bullying styles are the defiant bully, the anxious bully, and the manipulative bully. 1. The Defiant Bullying Are you afraid of your kid s anger Is your kid always opposing you Does your kid blackmail you The most challenging of the bullying personality types, these in-your-face kids are exceedingly confrontational ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Apr 24
New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls
A growing interest among teenaged girls in plastic surgery on their breasts or genitals has prompted a leading ob gyn group to recommend that doctors first talk to these young women about normal sexual development. Our membership has been telling us this is coming up more and more frequently with their adolescent patients, said Dr. Julie Strickland. She is chair of the Adolescent Health Care Committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologi ...
Healthday - Sat. Apr 23
No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study
The anti-smoking drugs Chantix varenicline and Wellbutrin bupropion don t appear to raise the risk of serious mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests. Clinical guidelines recommend that the most effective way to give up smoking is smoking cessation medication and counseling. However, smokers do not use these services enough, in part due to concerns that the medications may not be safe, said lead autho ...
Healthday - Sat. Apr 23
Destroying the Planet. We've Been Doing It For a Long Time.
You ve heard it from one scientist after another We re ruining the planet. Carbon dioxide levels are the highest they ve ever been. Fertilizer waste pours into
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 23
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