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High rate of symptoms, hospitalization following gastric bypass surgery for ob...
Although the vast majority of patients reported improved well-being after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass RYGB surgery, the prevalence of symptoms such as abdominal pain and fatigue were high and nearly one-third of patients were hospitalized, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery . For patients with morbid obesity, bariatric surgery, including RYGB surgery, is an effective treatment for weight loss and diseases associated with obesity. However, v ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
Global research hub publishes QUT study on light exposure and kids' weight
A world-first QUT study revealing light exposure plays a role in the weight of preschool children has been published by international research journal PLOS ONE . PhD student Cassandra Pattinson and colleagues Simon Smith, Alicia Allan, Sally Staton and Karen Thorpe studied children aged three to five, from six Brisbane childcare centres. At time 1, they measured children s sleep, activity and light exposure for a two week period, along with height and weig ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
E-cigarettes deliver sufficient nicotine to suppress smoking desire and reduce...
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 5 January 2016 - A new study, published in the Journal of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology , found that e-cigarettes share a similar short-term safety profile as Nicorette reg products and are comparable in reducing tobacco withdrawal symptoms. The study, conducted by Fontem Ventures scientists, used a prototype vaping product with two percent nicotine concentration - the maximum limit prescribed by the EU Tobacco Products Dir ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
During Great Recession employees drank less on the job, but more afterwards
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Periods of economic uncertainty tend to influence drinking problems among people who lose their jobs, as some turn to alcohol due to stress or because they have more free time and fewer responsibilities. But what about the drinking habits of people who remain employed A new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions explored the effects of the Great Recession of 2007-09 on alcohol use among people who remained emp ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
Buprenorphine found superior to Methadone in treating infants born in drug wit...
A study of two opioids used to wean babies born in withdrawal from drugs their mothers have taken shows that buprenorphine is superior to methadone in reducing duration of treatment and length of hospital stay. While buprenorphine is often prescribed for pregnant women who are undergoing addiction therapy, this study is the first report of the drug being used to treat newborns in clinical practice. Infants born to women who are dependent on opioids are lik ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
A window into sexuality
New research from of the Sexuality and Gender Laboratory at Queen s University shows that heterosexual women have more diverse patterns of sexual response than previously reported. Research on women s sexual orientation and patterns of sexual response has previously focused on women s genital and subjective sexual arousal relative to their sexual identity, as heterosexual, bisexual or lesbian. Among women, however, there is significant diversity among wome ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
Prostate surgery patients may have unrealistic expectations concerning their r...
Patients who have undergone radical prostatectomy often have largely unrealistic expectations with regard to their postoperative sexual function, new research shows. Within 3 months of their surgery, 336 patients were questioned regarding the sexual function information that they had received pre-operatively as well as their erectile function and penile changes following the operation. Among the patients, 216 underwent open surgery and 120 underwent roboti ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
UT study: 'Born this way' beliefs may not be the key to reducing homophobia
KNOXVILLE--In recent years, the argument that sexual orientation is innate has become a principal component of the advocacy for the rights of sexual minorities. That belief may not be the most effective way to promote more positive attitudes toward lesbian, gay and bisexual people, according to new research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Patrick Grzanka and Joe Miles, both UT assistant professors of psychology, recently published a study in t ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
Oral contraceptive use not linked to major birth defects
Oral contraceptive use just before or during pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, suggest the findings of a study published in The BMJ this week. Oral contraceptives are a leading form of contraception worldwide. When used properly, these are over 99 effective. However, around 9 of women become pregnant in the first year of use because of missing a dose, taking the pill with other medications, or illnesses. When planni ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
LGBT Immigrants Often Faced Persecution in Homeland: Study
Many lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender LGBT people seeking asylum in the United States and Canada report suffering persecution and abuse in their homelands, a small study reveals. The severe verbal, physical and sexual abuse often began in childhood, the study found. Perpetrators included parents and caregivers, peers and school staff, the Rutgers University researchers said. The study included 26 interviews with people who obtained refuge or asylum in ...
Healthday - Thu. Jan 7
Single Parents Struggle Most to Get a Good Night's Sleep: Study
Single parents -- moms in particular -- operate on fewer hours of sleep and have poorer sleep quality than adults in other types of families. That s the central finding of a U.S. government report, released Wednesday, on the sleep habits of Americans by gender and family type. It s the first time that the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics NCHS has assessed adults sleep habits by their family situation, meaning whether they live in a single- or two ...
Healthday - Thu. Jan 7
Mouse Study May Offer Clues to Mysteries of Schizophrenia
Results of experiments with mice may help shed light on some of the harder-to-treat symptoms of schizophrenia in humans, a new study suggests. Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness that affects about one in every 100 adults worldwide, according to background notes with the study. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City found that the loss of certain cells in a previously unexplored area of the brain s memory center may be link ...
Healthday - Thu. Jan 7
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