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Sexual health communication between Asian-American adolescents and health-care...
Minneapolis - Health care providers play an important role in providing accurate information to adolescents about sexual health issues, including prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections STIs . There has been limited research, however, on how to best provide effective discussions about sexual health with Asian-American adolescents in a culturally sensitive manner. A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Research identifies the ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 1
Family Support Buffers the Physiological Effects of Racial Discrimination
African American adolescents who experience high levels of racial discrimination show cellular wear and tear, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The research indicated that a supportive family environment may protect against these negative physiological effects. These findings are novel because they show that racial discrimination predicts the premature aging of cell and ti ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Mar 1
Earthquake Survivors With PTSD Show Brain Differences
There appear to be significant differences in the brains of earthquake survivors with and without post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , a new study by Chinese researchers finds. The research included 67 survivors who had PTSD and 78 who didn t. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that develops after a traumatic event. All of the study volunteers had MRI brain scans. The researchers saw changes in the thickness and volume of the cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex ...
Healthday - Tue. Mar 1
Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age
Elderly Americans whose arteries are clear of calcium buildup appear less likely than others to suffer from heart disease or dementia, according to new research. University of Pittsburgh researchers found that among people in their 80s and 90s, those without calcium buildup in their arteries developed dementia later than those with high levels of calcium. Calcium-clogged arteries -- also called atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries -- are linked to ...
Healthday - Tue. Mar 1
Trading Places
As the population of companion animals has swelled over the past several decades, and as more and more animals receive a lifetime of good food, safe shelter, and veterinary care, more of our companions will live long enough to be diagnosed with a terminal illness. The options for providing care for terminally ill animals have also expanded. One of the most important of these options is hospice care for animals. Hospice offers an alternative to immediate eu ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 1
The Many Species of Homo Sapiens
The highly-regarded anthropologist Terrence Deacon, who studies the evolution of humans language and symbolic capacity, among other things, once said at a conference at Binghamton University Humans are a species of African ape, but they also deserve their own phylum. This blog is a first meditation on what Deacon said. Let s have Deacon s unexpected and insightful quote in italics Humans are a species of African ape, but they also deserve their own phylum. ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 1
My Cop Is a Superhero!
I believe superheroes walk the earth. As a life-long fan of men and women in tights, people would snicker and say Superheroes are fake. I used to retort, Then villains must be fake too. Ten years ago when I wrote my first editorial actually calling cops superheroes, I was criticized and readers would say, Superheroes aren t real. I kindly responded that, If that were the case, villains must not be real either. Over the years, I haven t changed my response ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 1
Is anti-TNF therapy safe for inflammatory bowel disease patients with prior ca...
February 29, 2016 - A previous history of cancer doesn t necessarily preclude treatment with antibodies against tumor necrosis factor anti-TNF for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases IBD , suggests a study in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases , official journal of the Crohn s Colitis Foundation of America CCFA . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . In patients with prior cancers whose IBD isn t controlled with other treatments, Anti-TNF could be us ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 29
Metabolic phenotyping of blood plasma allows for the detection of lung cancer
DENVER - Metabolic phenotyping of blood plasma by proton nuclear magnetic resonance H-NMR identified unique metabolic biomarkers specific to lung cancer patients and allowed for the accurate identification of a cohort of patients with early and late-stage lung cancer. The National Lung Cancer Screening Trial reported that three annual low-dose computed topography LDCT scans, in contrast to standard lung X-rays, can decrease lung cancer mortality by 20 and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 29
Study finds 5x increase in hand sanitizer use when located in hospital
Washington, DC, February 29, 2016 - Placing alcohol-based hand sanitizers AHS in the middle of a hospital lobby floor in front of the visitor entrance increased visitor usage by 528 percent, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control , the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology APIC . Researchers from Clemson University and the Greenville Health Sys ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 29
'Need for Sleep': Even elite students are not spared
The legendary work ethic of East Asian students may have driven them to the top of the standardised test leaderboard but researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School Duke-NUS found that adolescents who sleep five hours a night for a week experience significant cognitive degradation. These findings caution against the levels of sleep curtailment practiced by as many as half of East Asian students in their headlong pursuit of higher grades. Past research has exami ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 29
Snoring in children can affect their health
Children commonly snore from time to time and that is often harmless. But children with frequent snoring and breathing problems during sleep have an increased risk of having trouble concentrating and learning difficulties. A newly published study from Sahlgrenska Academy shows that many parents of children that snore are not aware of the possible risks associated with frequent snoring in children. Periodic snoring in children is not unusual. But, when snor ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 29
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