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Study reveals the structure of the 2nd human cannabinoid receptor
A Chinese research team joined forces with Russian and U.S. biologists to obtain the crystal structure of the human type 2 cannabinoid receptor. Their findings will help develop drugs against inflammatory, neurodegenerative, and other diseases. The authors of the paper in Cell compare the newly discovered structure to that of the type 1 cannabinoid receptor, deeming the two receptors to be the yin and yang of the human endocannabinoid system. Drugs rely on ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Opioid use in the family may influence adolescents' opioid risk after surgery
ANN ARBOR - Having a family member with persistent opioid use may be a risk factor for young adults continuing prescriptions long after their own surgeries, a new Michigan Medicine study suggests. The presence of one or more family members using long-term opioids before a procedure was associated with a higher likelihood that adolescents prescribed opioids for the first time would do the same, according to the findings. The research, led by surgery and ped ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Is alcohol consumption more helpful than harmful? It depends on your age
PISCATAWAY, NJ - Studies of health effects of alcohol consumption may underestimate the risks of imbibing, particularly for younger people, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . The research demonstrates that although cohort studies--the type of observational investigations typically used to study health benefits and risks--sometimes show benefits from moderate alcohol consumption, they tend to enroll people age 50 and o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Smokers often misunderstand health risks of smokeless tobacco product, Rutgers...
American smokers mistakenly think that using snus, a type of moist snuff smokeless tobacco product, is as dangerous as smoking tobacco, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the April 2019 issue of the journal Addictive Behaviors , provides new research on what smokers think about snus, a Swedish style product that is popular in Scandinavia, but newer to the United States. Snus -- a Swedish word for snuff -- is a moist powder tobacco that c ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Young people at risk of addiction have differences in key brain region
Young adults at risk of developing problems with addiction show key differences in an important region of the brain, according to an international team led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The study adds further evidence to support the idea that an individual s biological makeup plays a significant role in whether or not they develop an addictive disorder. Adolescence and young adulthood is an important time in a person s development. It is d ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Lesbian and bi women at increased risk of being overweight
Lesbian and bisexual women are at increased risk of being overweight or obese compared to heterosexual women, according to new research from the University of East Anglia and UCL. Gay men however are less likely to be overweight than their straight counterparts, and more at risk of being underweight. The study, published today in the Journal of Public Health , is the first to investigate the relationship between sexual orientation and body mass index BMI u ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Federal same-sex marriage ruling improved life satisfaction for individuals, s...
URBANA, Ill. - Until the U.S. Supreme Court s Obergefell v. Hodges decision in 2015 provided federal recognition of same-sex marriage in the United States, individual state laws varied. Some states were clear on whether or not they would recognize the marriages of same-sex couples, and others were in an uncertain flux, in some instances legalizing, then backpedaling on the decision days later. Some married couples thus faced uncertainty about whether their ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Prevention, treatment efforts reduce HIV infection among transgender women
Programs to prevent HIV in transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infection but better care and treatment of this vulnerable population is still needed, especially among those of lower income or people of color, according to a new Rutgers study. The study appears in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases . Despite the stability in HIV prevalence, infection is still highest among transwomen compared to any other group in the city - a patt ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
To Encourage Girls in Science, Talk Action, Not Identity
Girls persevere longer and are more engaged in science tasks when they are asked to 8220 do science, 8221 rather than 8220 be scientists, 8221 finds a new study in the journal Psychological Science. It 8217 s the latest of a slew of experiments identifying small differences in a teacher 8217 s language that may improve motivation in science particularly for students who feel threatened by stereotypes suggesting they are less likely to perform well in the s ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Mar 4
Long Work Weeks May Be Depressing, Especially for Women
Feeling trapped behind a desk, a counter or on the factory floor does no favors for the mind. Now, research helps confirm that women with jobs that demand long hours may be more prone to depression. Researchers found that compared with women who worked a standard 40-hour week, those who were on the clock 55 hours or more typically reported more depression symptoms. The same was true of women and men who usually worked weekends as well as weekdays. The find ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 4
Green Space Good for Your Child's Mental Health
Living near a park, forest or other green space may protect your children s mental health later in life, a new Danish study suggests. Children who grow up in these natural surroundings have up to a 55 percent lower risk of developing a mental disorder as an adult, researchers found. Further, the protective effect grows stronger with more years spent living near nature, said lead researcher Kristine Engemann, a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University i ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 4
Letter from the Editor: Making plans
Being based in England, you d think that the Medical News Today editorial team would be used to less-than-ideal weather conditions. But, we d be lying if we said that the glacial temperatures of New York City weren t a shock to the system.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 4
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