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Blood phosphorus levels can help predict kidney failure risk in African-Americ...
Highlights An increase in serum phosphorus levels in African Americans with chronic kidney disease CKD is associated with faster progression to kidney failure, known as end-stage renal disease ESRD . The study confirmed in African Americans what previous studies in Caucasians demonstrated, that an increase in the biomarker predicted ESRD risk. The research, from the Indiana University School of Medicine, was presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 November 3-8 a ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
Obesity and type 2 diabetes harm bone health
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have been linked to several health issues, including an increased risk of bone fractures. In a new animal study, University of Missouri researchers examined how the development of obesity and insulin resistance contribute to bone-fracture risk and whether exercise prevents weight gain and diabetes and protects bone health. They found obesity and Type 2 diabetes negatively affected bone, but exercise prevented wei ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
To reduce risk of infant death, shed excess pounds before becoming pregnant
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17, 2015 - Achieving a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy significantly reduce the risk of the baby dying in his or her first year of life, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The findings, published online today and appearing in the February issue of the journal Obesity , highlight the need for a comprehensive approa ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
New drowsy driving position statement calls for greater public awareness, educ...
DARIEN, IL - A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns that drowsy driving is a serious public health concern requiring greater public awareness and increased efforts to improve preventive education. The AASM reports that drowsy driving, which is defined as the operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by a lack of adequate sleep, can have the same consequences as driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Dr ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
Studies show China continues to lag in effective tobacco control
Efforts over the past seven years to reduce tobacco use in China have been strikingly ineffective and leave tobacco use a top threat to the health and economic well-being of the world s largest country, according to research findings by the University of Waterloo s International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project ITC Project . China is the world s largest producer and consumer of tobacco, with more than 300 million smokers. The annual tobacco relate ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
New study on patterns of electronic cigarette use among adults in the US
Adding to a growing body of research on patterns of e-cigarette use, researchers from Rutgers School of Public Health and the Steven A. Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Truth Initiative have found evidence that among U.S. adults, some recent cigarette quitters may have done so with the assistance of electronic cigarettes. The research informs an ongoing debate as to whether e-cigarettes are effective aids for smoking cessation ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
CU Anschutz researchers find new risk posed by opioid pain medication
AURORA, Colo. Nov. 17, 2015 - Patients with no recent history of taking opioid pain medication had a 25 percent higher risk of chronically using the drugs if they received them when discharged from the hospital, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. These drugs are highly effective for pain control, but also cause feelings of euphoria. For these reasons, patients may ask their physicians for additional opioid medic ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
Eating to impress
If you re a man, how much you eat may have more to do with the gender of your dining companions than your appetite. A new Cornell University study, published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science , found that men will eat significantly more food in the company of women than they will with other men. For the study, researchers observed 105 adults lunching at an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet over the course of two weeks. They recorded the number ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 17
Information Is Contagious Among Social Connections
New research using advanced computer modeling sheds light on how behaviors may become contagious in large groups, showing that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence that of another via shared social connections. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . In large social networks, our model demonstrated that information is 8216 contagious 8217 in much the same way that behav ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Nov 17
Sexism: One More Time With Feeling
For whatever reason, a lot of sexism-related pieces have been crossing my desk lately. It s not that I particularly mind writing about these papers is quite engaging, and many people - no matter the side of the issue they tend to find themselves falling on - seem to share a similar perspective when it comes to reading about them known more colloquially as the Howard Stern Effect . Now, as I ve said before on several of the occasions I ve written about them ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 14
The Biological Citizen: Neuropolitics as Aim and Danger
Anyone who has seen the futuristic thriller Minority Report 2002 , based loosely on a same-titled short story by Philip K. Dick, may recall the scene when Tom Cruise is filmed walking through a gleaming shopping mall. As he saunters past interactive ads that use facial recognition, they call him out by name and ask how he s enjoying his recent purchases.
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 14
Terror in Paris: What Community Psychology Teaches Us
The horrific, unfolding events in Paris on our televisions demand an informed response. While I would never dream of claiming that psychology has the answers to understanding what took place, I do believe that Community Psychology can provide us with some insights. I would begin not with psychology but with the Pope s statement that we are engaged in World War Three. My understanding of this is that we are not dealing with isolated events but with a major ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 14
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