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National survey of Americans' health app use shows technology's promise and we...
Like the treadmills and stationary bikes that become rec room coatracks, fitness and other health-related smartphone apps are acquired in large numbers by Americans, but over time, many are left unused by those who download them. According to results of an online national survey analyzed by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center, 58 percent of 1,604 adult smartphone users had downloaded one of the estimated 40,000 available health-related mobile applica ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Anti-HIV drug for adults is safe, effective in children exposed to nevirapine ...
HIV-infected children exposed in the womb to nevirapine, a drug used to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, can safely and effectively transition to efavirenz, a similar drug recommended for older children and adults, according to a study funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NICHD , part of the National Institutes of Health. Efavirenz is used as part of HIV therapy for adults and children older ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Links found between hunger and health
URBANA, Ill. - It may come as a surprise that, even after the Great Recession ended in 2009, almost 50 million people in the United States are food insecure -- that is, they lack access to adequate food because of limited money or other resources. University of Illinois economist Craig Gundersen and University of Kentucky s James Ziliak examined recent research on food insecurity and its association with poor health and offer suggestions, including that do ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Even a little is too much: One junk food snack triggers signals of metabolic d...
We hate to ruin Thanksgiving, but a new report appearing in the Nov. 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests that for some people, overindulgence at the dinner table or at snack time is enough to trigger signs of metabolic disease. Specifically, in some people just one high-calorie shake was enough to make people with metabolic disease worse, while in others, relatively short periods of overeating trigger the beginnings of metabolic disease. This informat ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Severe obesity costs Medicaid $8 billion annually and rising
November 2, 2015 -- Nearly 11 percent or 8 billion of the cost to treat severe obesity was paid for by Medicaid in 2013, ranging from a low of 5 million in Wyoming to 1.3 billion in California. Research led by Y. Claire Wang, ScD, associate professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health, predicts these costs will only grow as Medicaid eligibility is extended to more people following the implementation of ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Living alone can dent healthy diets
People who live alone are more likely to have unhealthy diets lacking key foods, QUT research has found. The study reported inadequate cooking skills, no partner to go shopping with, the increasing cost of food and a lack of motivation to cook were among the reasons people living alone had different eating practices. Men living alone were more likely to have a poor diet than women. Dr Katherine Hanna and Dr Peter Collins, from QUT s School - Exercise and N ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
UT study: Lack of ZZZZs may zap cell growth, brain activity
KNOXVILLE--Lack of adequate sleep can do more than just make you tired. It can short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation and even brain activity, according to a new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Albrecht von Arnim, a molecular biologist based in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, studied plants but said the concepts m ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Sleepwalkers feel no pain, remain asleep despite suffering injuries
DARIEN, IL - A new study of sleepwalkers found an intriguing paradox Although sleepwalkers have an increased risk for headaches and migraines while awake, during sleepwalking episodes they are unlikely to feel pain even while suffering an injury. Results show that sleepwalkers were nearly 4 times more likely than controls to report a history of headaches odds ratio 3.80 and 10 times more likely to report experiencing migraines OR 10.04 , after adjusting fo ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Traveling through space? Don't forget your sleeping pills and skin cream
If you are planning to take the long trip to Mars, don t forget to pack sleeping pills and skin cream. A new study published in the November 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal , is the first-ever examination of the medications used by astronauts on long-duration missions to the International Space Station. As one might expect, the study shows that much of the medicine taken by astronauts in space relates to the unusual and confined microgravity environment in ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Quiet 'epidemic' has killed half a million middle-aged white Americans
PRINCETON, N.J.--Despite advances in health care and quality of life, white middle-aged Americans have seen overall mortality rates increase over the past 15 years, representing an overlooked epidemic with deaths comparable to the number of Americans who have died of AIDS, according to new Princeton University research. The results are published in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from Anne Case, the Alexander Stewart 1886 ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Anti-smoking messages can backfire, research suggests
Public health policies targeted at smokers may actually have the opposite effect for some people trying to quit, according to new evidence released today Nov. 2 . Research indicates that stigmatizing smoking can, in some cases, make it harder for people to quit because they become angry and defensive and the negative messages lead to a drop in self-esteem. The findings, published in Social Science Medicine , highlight the potential for negative stereotypes ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
Death rates, health problems, rise among middle-aged white Americans
Deaths among white U.S. men and women aged 45-54 rose significantly between 1999 and 2013, according to a new analysis. This change reversed decades of progress in mortality and was unique to non-Hispanic whites in the United States. In parallel, morbidity rates increased as well. The study found self-reported declines in health, mental health, and abilities to conduct activities of daily living, accompanied by increases in reports of chronic pain, inabili ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 3
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