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Mixed-strain malaria infections influence drug resistance
Scientists have documented for the first time how competition among different malaria parasite strains in human hosts could influence the spread of drug resistance. We found that when hosts are co-infected with drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains, both strains are competitively suppressed, says Mary Bushman, lead author of the study and a PhD candidate in Emory University s Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program. Anti-malarial the ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 22
Certain mealtime practices at hospitals may help patients eat better
New research confirms that hospital patients often eat poorly, and that the hospital mealtime environment may contribute to this problem. When investigators observed 601 meals across 4 hospital wards during 2013, they found that mealtime interruptions did not significantly impact patients meal intake, but how patients were positioned--ideally sitting up or out of bed--and whether they received mealtime assistance in a timely manner had impacts on meal inta ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 22
BPA substitute can trigger fat cell formation
Washington, DC -- Exposure to a substitute chemical often used to replace bisphenol A in plastics can encourage the formation of fat cells, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society s journal Endocrinology . The replacement chemical, bisphenol S, has a slightly different chemical structure than bisphenol A BPA , a known endocrine disruptor. As of 2014, nearly 100 epidemiological studies have been published tying BPA to health problems, ac ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 22
Antibiotics before age 2 increases risk for childhood obesity
Bethesda, MD March 22, 2016 -- While early antibiotic use has been associated with a number of rare long-term health consequences, new research links antibiotics to one of the most important and growing public health problems worldwide -- obesity. A study1 published online in Gastroenterology , the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, found that administration of three or more courses of antibiotics before children reach an age ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 22
Truckers with sleep apnea who do not follow treatment have greater crash risk
Truck drivers who have obstructive sleep apnea and who do not attempt to adhere to a mandated treatment program have a fivefold increase in the risk of a severe crash, according to a new study co-authored by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers and featured in the March 21, 2016 online edition of the journal Sleep . Drivers who did not follow the sleep apnea treatment administered by the study fleet were discharged or quit, having been retain ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 22
Sleep suppresses brain rebalancing
Why humans and other animals sleep is one of the remaining deep mysteries of physiology. One prominent theory in neuroscience is that sleep is when the brain replays memories offline to better encode them memory consolidation . A prominent and competing theory is that sleep is important for re-balancing activity in brain networks that have been perturbed during learning while awake. Such rebalancing of brain activity involves homeostatic plasticity mechani ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 22
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
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