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UTHeath study: Children with specific birth defects at increased risk for abuse
HOUSTON - Dec. 10, 2015 - Children born with cleft lip or palate and spina bifida are at an increased risk for abuse before the age of 2, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth .The results were published in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics . In the study, researchers found that compared to children without birth defects the risk of maltreatment in children with cleft lip and or palate wa ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 10
Using public surveillance to study insect vectors of Chagas disease in Texas
Chagas disease is caused by a parasitic protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted via triatomine insects known locally in Texas as kissing bugs . Due to the success of community based triatomine surveillance and collection in Central and South America, researchers from Texas A M University set up a citizen science program to gain insight into the distribution and infection prevalence of triatomine insects in Texas. The researchers used printed pamphlets, ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 10
Study links body fat, weight loss, and chromosome length in breast cancer pati...
New Haven, Conn.--It is well documented that a healthy diet and exercise are key in cancer prevention and management, but the exact mechanism hasn t been clear. Now, Yale Cancer Center researchers have found an explanation in the tiny protective ends of chromosomes called telomeres. The findings will be presented Dec. 11 at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The researchers used a previously published Yale weight-loss intervention study called L ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 10
Researchers identify gene possibly linked with methamphetamine addiction
Boston -- A new study sheds light on the significance of a potential genetic risk factor for drug addiction and possibly other neuropsychiatric disorders. Both genetic and environmental factors are known to influence susceptibility to substance use disorders. However, the genetic basis of these disorders is largely unknown. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine BUSM have for the first time identified a gene that is casually associated with th ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 10
Harm reduction services less available in areas plagued by rising IV drug use ...
NEW YORK - December 10, 2015 Access to harm reduction programs such as syringe exchange is lowest in rural and suburban areas, where rates of addiction to heroin and other opioids are on the rise, according to a study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published online today in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Over the last decade, there has been an increase in drug i ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 10
LSD changes consciousness by reorganizing human brain networks
LSD is known to cause changes in consciousness, including ego-dissolution , or a loss of the sense of self. Despite a detailed knowledge of the action of LSD at specific serotonin receptors, it has not been understood how this these pharmacological effects can translate into such a profound effect on consciousness Today, a new report presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology in Hollywood, Florida, provides evidence ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 10
Have sex workers revealed a connection between semen exposure and HIV resistan...
PHILADELPHIA-- Dec. 9, 2015 -- More than half of all people infected by the HIV-1 virus worldwide are women. Commercial sex workers, who are at increased risk of contracting HIV because of repeated exposure to the virus, have long been studied to test preventive behavioral and vaccine approaches aimed at decreasing the number of infections. In some areas of the world where HIV prevalence is higher, a small number of female sex workers continue to test nega ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 10
Which college students are likely candidates for risky sex?
URBANA, Ill. - A University of Illinois study suggests a significant link between instability in the lives of college-age young adults and the likelihood that they will engage in risky sex. Young adults experience a lot of instability caused by frequent transitions in their lives. They have probably moved out of their parents home and some move back in . They experience changes in residences, roommates, friends, romantic partners, college majors, and emplo ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 10
Some prairie vole brains are better wired for sexual fidelity
AUSTIN, Texas - Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that natural selection drives some male prairie voles to be fully monogamous and others to seek more partners. The surprising contrasts in the animals brains result from differences in their DNA. The study, published this week in Science , compares faithful males with their less devoted counterparts and finds genetic differences in their brains. Just as people can be introverted or ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 10
Bullying Can Leave Lasting Mental Scars
Bullying can lead to lasting psychological effects for both victims and tormentors, researchers report. More than 20 percent of children who have suffered bullying are prone to depression serious enough to require medical help by their late 20s, researchers from Finland said. Frequent victimization at age 8 is associated with adult psychiatric disorders needing treatment, said lead researcher Dr. Andre Sourander, a professor in the department of child psyc ...
Healthday - Thu. Dec 10
Is Brain Wiring to Blame for Some Teens' Bad Behavior?
Young people with behavioral problems, such as aggressive or antisocial behavior, appear to have noticeable differences in certain areas of their brains, new research suggests. Scientists at the University of Birmingham, England, analyzed brain imaging data from 13 studies that involved 394 youths with behavior problems and 350 normally developing kids. Those with behavioral issues had a lower volume of gray matter in areas of the brain involved in decisio ...
Healthday - Thu. Dec 10
Football Leads in College Sports Injuries, But Wrestling Most Dangerous
Are you a student athlete heading to college and hoping to steer clear of a sports injury A new study suggests men should be careful if playing football and wrestling, and for women it s soccer and gymnastics. Football, especially, was the leading cause of the more than one million injuries suffered by college athletes in the United States between 2009 and 2014, according to researchers. They also found that more athletes suffered injuries during practices ...
Healthday - Thu. Dec 10
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