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Could Too Much Cellphone Time Signal Anxiety, Depression?
Some young adults who constantly reach for their smartphones might be anxious or depressed, preliminary research suggests. A study of more than 300 college students found heavier technology use was tied to greater risk for anxiety and depression, particularly among those using the devices as a security blanket -- to avoid dealing with unpleasant experiences or feelings. Risk was not elevated, however, among young people who used smartphones simply to escap ...
Healthday - Tue. Mar 15
Using generic cancer drug could save many millions of dollars
With the expiration in January of the patent on Gleevec, the drug that 15 years ago changed chronic myeloid leukemia CML from a death sentence to a treatable illness, insurance companies and patients have the opportunity to realize huge cost savings, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. The researchers, publishing online this month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute , say that if all CML patients were started ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
Mismatched expectations most common reason for patients not completing HPV vac...
BOSTON-- Conflicting expectations between parents and medical providers about who is responsible for scheduling follow-up appointments is resulting in a failure of young girls completing the Human Papilloma Virus HPV vaccination series, according to a new study led by Boston Medical Center researchers. The study, which is published online ahead of print in the journal Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics , involved interviews with both parents and provide ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
Pregnant mother's weight, glucose and blood pressure affect baby's size
Being overweight or obese in pregnancy causes babies to be born larger, according to new research. The study, led by the universities of Exeter and Bristol, also found that having higher blood glucose sugar during pregnancy causes babies to be born larger. Conversely, having higher blood pressure in pregnancy causes babies to be smaller. It has long been known that women who are overweight or who have diabetes in pregnancy tend to have bigger babies. Howev ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
What incentives work best to get a team to exercise more?
Does it help to reward people if you want them to exercise more Yes, but try a combination of individual and team incentives, says Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS, of the University of Pennsylvania. He led a study sup1 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine sup2 , published by Springer, that also showed how smartphones can be a hassle-free way to monitor people s exercise programs. Despite many associated health benefits, less than half of adults in the US ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
A boost in microRNA may protect against obesity and diabetes
Obesity, which is associated with low-grade inflammation, is an important contributor in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While the role of several organs including adipose tissue have been implicated in this process, the cell types and factors driving this process have not been clear. Using a pre-clinical model of obesity, researchers at Brigham and Women s Hospital BWH have discovered that a small, non-coding RNA molecule called mi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
If you want to quit smoking, do it now
Smokers who try to cut down the amount they smoke before stopping are less likely to quit than those who choose to quit all in one go, Oxford University researchers have found. Their study is published in journal Annals of Internal Medicine . Most experts say that people should give up in one go, but most people who smoke seem to try to stop by gradually reducing the amount they smoke before stopping. This research helps to answer the questions Which appro ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
Examination of effect of CMS policy to suppress substance abuse claims data
In a study appearing in the March 15 issue of JAMA , Kathryn Rough, Sc.M., of Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, and colleagues examined the association between implementation of the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services CMS suppression policy of substance abuse-related claims and rates of diagnoses for non shy substance abuse conditions in Medicaid data. In a change from longstanding practice, the CMS recently began suppressing substance abuse-related ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
Study finds racial differences in smoking patterns, screening
New Haven, Conn.--New research from the Yale School of Public Health reveals that differences in smoking habits between African Americans and whites may lead to a disparity in screening for lung cancer. The paper was published online March 15 in Nicotine Tobacco Research . Cigarette smoking, the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, has been widely studied, yet most studies have focused on how the habit affects the population as a whole. ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 15
Children reap the benefits of video games
Are you afraid that your children s love of video games could be harming their development Fear not. Playing on-screen games appears to have positive effects on mental health, cognitive and social skills, according to research published in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology .
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 14
How Avoiding Difficult Dynamics Undermines Work Productivity
Has anybody else noticed that every time we start talking about working more closely with the sales department or some other change in strategy, we end up wandering off in some other direction or no direction at all Last time we ended up talking about Kyle and Rachel s ski trip. We keep having these long meetings about improving our productivity , but nothing ever seems to get settled. I m really worried that we re not following our business plan, and we r ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 14
What Explains Racial, Gender, and Other Group-Based Gaps?
Gaps are everywhere. Women earn about 75-80 of men. On intelligence and standardized achievement tests, Asian Americans score higher than Whites, who score higher than Latinos, who score higher than Blacks. Girls receive higher grades at every level of schooling, from elementary school through graduate school, than do boys. Girls even receive higher grades than do boys in science courses. Girls receive high school and college degrees at higher rates than d ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 14
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