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New international research reinforces the link between public policy and life ...
TORONTO, March 21, 2016 - While average life expectancy has been rising steadily in most countries over the past century, new research led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH shows that life expectancy declined significantly and rapidly in three countries where policy changes increased access to prescription opioids, alcohol or illicit drugs. Published in BMC Medicin e, the study underscores the need for effective substance use policies and ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 22
Social media use associated with depression among US young adults
PITTSBURGH, March 22, 2016 - The more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings could guide clinical and public health interventions to tackle depression, forecast to become the leading cause of disability in high-income countries by 2030. The research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is published online and schedule ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 22
New method measures nicotine delivery from e-cigarettes
The effectiveness of e-cigarettes as a smoking substitute will likely rely on whether they can consistently provide the amount of nicotine a smoker needs to resist the desire to return to traditional cigarettes. A recent study that evaluated a new method for measuring nicotine delivery from e-cigarettes found that first-generation e-cigarettes, which use cartomizers , deliver nicotine less consistently than later-generation e-cigarettes, which use atomizer ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 22
Uninsured Parents Often Unaware Kids Could Be Covered
Many parents of minority children in the United States are unaware that their youngsters qualify for government health insurance, a new study reveals. Our findings indicate an urgent need for better parental education about Medicaid and the Children s Health Insurance Program CHIP , said study author Dr. Glenn Flores. He is chair of health policy research for the Medica Research Institute in Minnetonka, Minn. The findings also indicate a need to improve Me ...
Healthday - Tue. Mar 22
In Dog Attacks Is the Problem Bad Dogs or Bad Owners?
Whenever there are serious dog attacks, especially by dogs identified as pitbulls or Rottweilers, the press and the other media immediately raise the question as to whether the problem is a product of dangerous breeds or bad owners. Thus over the past few months in Canada the controversy has raged because of several high profile incidents. Three of these were in British Columbia, including the mauling of two sisters by an 80 pound Rottweiler cross which re ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 22
What Refugees Can Tell Us About The Future Of Work
Migration and automation Western society is facing two mega-trends that will transform the way we live and work in the years ahead. The first sees Europe facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II , with more than a million refugees seeking asylum in Germany alone. This has caused tense policy debates and thrown the European Union into a serious identity crisis, testing its political coherence and supra-national collective willpower . In Europe a ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 22
Does Your Pet Have a Mind?
The fastest animal in the world is the peregrine falcon, the biggest is the blue whale, and the longest-lived is tortoise. But what animal is the smartest Chimpanzees may be our closest relatives, crows may understand basic physics and parrots may be able to learn thousands of words, but most people have an obvious answer about world s smartest animal their pet. If you own a dog or cat, you likely see it as capable of feeling love , planning mischief, expe ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 22
What Exactly Does Lead Do to a Child's Brain?
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has put lead back in the news. By now, anyone who s paying attention must know that lead is a potent neurotoxin that can permanently affect a child s ability to learn. But I suspect very few understand what it is exactly that lead does to a child s brain . How else could politicians like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie claim that the situation is overdramatized Let s be really clear about this. Once a child ingests le ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 21
How Many People Are Into Threesomes?
As threesomes and other forms of group sex become ever more visible, it becomes ever more important to understand people s interest in and experiences with these alternative sexual activities. Sadly, published academic research on this topic is quite limited. Last year, I wrote about a study that surveyed Canadians about their interest in and experience with a threesome with two partners of the opposite sex that is, women s stance on threesomes with two me ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 21
Kid Hustle: Encouraging Your Child’s Entrepreneurial Nature
Remember the kid who ran a business in the school hallways during lunch break, selling handmade bracelets, hawking candy or scalping concert tickets
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 21
Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health Woes
More than 40 percent of young, low-income transgender women with a history of unsafe sexual behavior struggle with at least one serious mental health issue and or substance abuse problem, a small study suggests. Nearly 20 percent have two or more serious mental health diagnoses, the investigators said. The findings concern both teens and young adults who identify as women but were born male. The study also found that mental health and substance abuse issue ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 21
Free pap screening did not increase participation
1,562 women were offered free gynecological pap test screening in three socioeconomically disadvantaged areas in Gothenburg, in 2013. A new study from Sahlgrenska Academy, N 228 rh 228 lsan and the Regional Cancer Center West now shows that these women did not participate to a greater degree than the group that was offered the screening for the usual fee. Not participating in gynecological pap test screening is the single greatest risk factor in Sweden for ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 21
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