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Educating community research facilitators helps protect integrity of study res...
Maria Barraza has been a Community Health Worker CHW for 25 years, providing health services and facilitating research studies in underserved areas where disparities are most prevalent. In her role, Barraza contributes to the development and implementation of community and clinic-based research studies. Like many of her peers, Barraza has no formal academic training in study design or methods, yet is increasingly involved helping bridge cultural and lingui ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
Documenting obesity and underweight in clinical dental settings
Los Angeles, Calif., USA - A hands-on workshop titled Documenting Obesity and Underweight in Clinical Dental Settings will take place today at the 45th Annual Meeting Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research. The AADR Annual Meeting is being held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. This hands-on workshop will review the literature on body weight and oral health, and the strengths an ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
School breakfasts contribute to healthy weight, study finds
New Haven, Conn.-- Middle school students who eat breakfast at school -- even if they have already had breakfast at home -- are less likely to be overweight or obese than students who skip breakfast, says a new study by the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement CARE at the Yale School of Public Health and the Rudd Center for Food Policy Obesity at the University of Connecticut. The findings, published today in the journal Pediatric Obesity , bring ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
Expanding use of recycled water would benefit the environment and human health
Expanding the use of recycled water would reduce water and energy use, cut greenhouse gas emissions and benefit public health in California -- which is in the midst of a severe drought -- and around the world. A new study by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, published online March 17 in the American Journal of Public Health , found that recycled water has great potential for more efficient use in urban settings and to improve the overall resilienc ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
White delinquent youth more likely to abuse hard drugs than blacks
First comprehensive study of substance abuse and dependence in delinquent youth after detention through young adulthood More than 90 percent of males, nearly 80 percent of females diagnosed with substance abuse or dependence by late 20s Non-Hispanic whites 30 times more likely to abuse cocaine than African Americans Contradicts stereotype that African Americans abuse hard drugs more than non-Hispanic whites CHICAGO --- Abuse and dependence on hard drugs co ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
Research proves it -- the smell of alcohol makes it hard to resist
The smell of alcohol may make it harder for people to control their behaviour according to a team of Edge Hill University researchers whose findings were published today in the Psychopharmacology journal. During the computer-based study carried out at Edge Hill University, participants were asked to wear a face mask that was either laced with alcohol, or a non-alcoholic citrus solution. Participants were then instructed to press a button when either the le ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
New effects of ketamine abuse uncovered
Research conducted by scientists at the University of York has revealed how recreational ketamine abuse damages the bladder. In two studies, one of which is published today, the team shows how ketamine present in urine causes damage to the epithelial lining of the bladder, allowing urine to penetrate into underlying tissues which causes inflammation and extreme pain. In some cases this pain can be so extreme that patients need to have their bladder removed ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
Female animals look drab to avoid sexual harassment, study shows
A new explanation for why female animals are usually less colourful and decorated than their male counterparts has been suggested by scientists from the University of Exeter - it could be to avoid sexual harassment. In many species males attract the sexual attention of females with distinctive plumage, markings or displays of some type. But males can also be choosy about their mates, so the lack of ornamental sexual traits in females remains puzzling. In a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 18
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science To Live Among Like-Minded Others Exploring the Links Between Person-City Personality Fit and Self-Esteem Wiebke Bleidorn, Felix Sch nbrodt, Jochen E. Gebauer, Peter J. Rentfrow, Jeff Potter, and Samuel D. Gosling Does it matter if your personality meshes with the personality of the city in which you live More than 500,000 participants from 860 cities across the United States were assessed fo ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Mar 18
New Research: Women Consistently Outperform Men in EQ
A new study has found that women outperform men on nearly all emotional intelligence measures. What are the implications for leadership First, let s look at the data. The research, conducted by the Korn Ferry Hay Group , used data from 55,000 professionals in 90 countries. Their key finding In 11 of 12 emotional intelligence competencies women outperformed men.
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 16
United We Stand/Divided We Fall
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, yet the funding for research and treatment is divided amongst many different subgroups. These subgroups include Stroke, Aneurysm, Traumatic Brain Injury TBI , Parkinson Disease PD , Multiple Sclerosis MS , Cerebral Palsy CP and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS . Each of these subgroups are a form of brain injury. Each of these groups has their own organization, fund raising, and even a special month of the year. Thus ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 16
Alcohol Abuse Common Among Med Students, Study Finds
Medical students may be more at risk for problem drinking, a new study says, citing burnout and school debt as two possible reasons why. Our findings clearly show there is reason for concern, said study senior author Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye, an internist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. We recommend institutions pursue a multifaceted solution to address related issues with burnout, the cost of medical education and alcohol abuse, she said in a Mayo news ...
Healthday - Wed. Mar 16
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