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Reducing opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery linked to better outco...
ORLANDO, Fla.--The use of opioids narcotic pain medication , often prescribed for chronic musculoskeletal pain, has skyrocketed in recent years with 98 percent of the world s opioid prescriptions filled in North America. Two research studies presented this week at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS , link decreased opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery with improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, fewer ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
Remote orthopaedic care may successfully, cost-effectively treat common condit...
ORLANDO, Fla.-- Orthopaedic care for patients living in remote areas may be managed through phone or email, allowing patients to receive treatment without travelling to a larger, urban hospital for care, according to a study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS . The study also found that remote care may provide significant savings in time, missed work, and health care and transportation costs for ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
CU researchers offer framework to integrate behavioral health and primary care
AURORA, Colo. March 4, 2016 - - Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, along with experts from across the country, have developed a set of policy recommendations that would improve the quality of behavioral health care patients receive in clinical settings. The Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released recommendations in a report, Creating a Culture of Whole Health, tha ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
Peanuts, peanut butter may hold key to preventing obesity
Hispanic middle school children, at high risk for being overweight or obese, reduced their Body Mass Index BMI when they adhered to a nutrition intervention that included a snack of peanuts, compared to those children who did not. The 12-week study was conducted by researchers at the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance HHP , Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Woman s University. Their findings are published in the Journal of ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
What influences 11-year-olds to drink?
Around one in seven 11 years olds in the UK have had at least one drink of alcohol, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health , which analyzed data from 10,498 children aged 11. The study, by researchers from University College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science, is the first to examine drinking behaviors in very early adolescence in relation to a wide range of factors that are associated with ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 4
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science When the Spatial and Ideological Collide Metaphorical Conflict Shapes Social Perception Tali Kleiman, Chadly Stern, and Yaacov Trope In this study, the researchers examined what happens when physical and abstract aspects of a metaphor are in conflict. Participants categorized pictures of past presidents Bill Clinton a liberal-left Democrat and George W. Bush a conservative-right Republican u ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Mar 4
ADHD medications associated with diminished bone health in kids
Children and adolescents who take medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD show decreased bone density, according to a large cross-sectional study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS . This is an important step in understanding a medication class, that is used with increasing frequency, and its effect on children who are at a critical time for building their bones, said senior ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
New study finds elders living alone with abuser more likely to endure severe m...
New study finds elders living alone with abuser more likely to endure severe mistreatment Other findings Non-perpetrators in the home act as a buffer and youngest old experience most severe forms of abuse Toronto, ON - A new study examining elder abuse--released today by researchers at the University of Toronto, Cornell University, and Weill-Cornell Medical College--has found that older adult victims living alone with their abuser were up to four times mor ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
Cancer expert says public health and prevention measures are key to defeating ...
Is investment in research to develop new treatments the best approach to controlling cancer Would emphasizing prevention bring about more return on investment Should we channel what we are learning about precision medicine and the genome into cancer prevention, not treatment alone Many people believe that the time is right for another big push to defeat cancer, including President Obama, who called for a major cancer-fighting campaign in his final State of ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
Key brain receptor sheds light on neurological conditions, CU Anschutz researc...
AURORA, Colo. March 3, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that a key receptor in the brain, once thought to only strengthen synapses, can also weaken them, offering new insights into the mechanisms driving depression, drug addiction and even Alzheimer s disease. Weakening or strengthening a synapse can have major implications both good and bad. Strengthening can sometimes be beneficial in treating Alzheimer ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
Most teens who misuse prescription stimulants say they use other people's medi...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Using someone else s medication is the most common form of prescription stimulant misuse among adolescents, according to a University of Florida Health study, which found that 88 percent of teens who used the drugs non-medically in the past 30 days said they had obtained the medications from someone else. In the last 10 years a number of new stimulant medications have been approved for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
Beetles assert dominance by being a lover not a fighter, new research shows
Beetles that demonstrate same-sex sexual behaviour may be asserting dominance over rival males without having to resort to fighting, a new study has shown. The pioneering new research, produced by scientists at the University of Exeter, has shown that same-sex sexual behaviour SSB may help assert an accepted pecking order amongst males for the right to court and mate with females. The research team observed the behavioural patterns of male broad-horned flo ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
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