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Living liver donors satisfied with donation process says study
A study of living liver donors found donors were highly satisfied with the donation process. Findings published in Liver Transplantation , a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, indicate most donors would donate again, independent of any complications from transplantation. Hepatitis viral infection, obesity, and alcohol abuse if not treated can lead to end-stage liver disease, which requires liver transplantation for surviva ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 13
Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, Neglect
Young children of U.S. Army soldiers may have a higher risk of abuse or neglect during and just after a parent is deployed abroad, a new study finds. The findings are not that surprising because a family experiences enormous stress when a soldier goes off on a deployment, said Dr. Bob Sege, a pediatrician specializing in child abuse and vice president of Health Resources in Action, in Boston. The men and women who go off to fight for us are doing very admi ...
Healthday - Fri. Nov 13
Type 1 Diabetes: An Unrelenting Disease
Although more than one million Americans have type 1 diabetes, most people don t understand the toll it can take on daily living. It would be easier to tell you how diabetes doesn t affect my life, said Meri Schuhmacher-Jackson, a mother of four sons -- three with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes affects every aspect of our lives. It looks invisible from the outside. But, it s anything but invisible for us. There s a hamster running on a wheel in your brai ...
Healthday - Fri. Nov 13
Why the Freelance Economy Is a Social Tragedy in the Making
They were only five words, but I won t soon forget them. On the day I retired from the corporate world, in March 2012, I was speaking with another longtime executive, a friend at the company who also happened to be retiring that same day. He was the kind of retirement industry expert who had literally testified before Congress on behalf of the company several times on industry issues. He d probably forgotten more about retirement matters than I d ever know ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Nov 12
7 Things Only Narcissists Do
You ve likely encountered a narcissist or two somewhere along your journey. Perhaps your former lover could never put your needs first. Or maybe, you ve worked with someone who just can t stop bragging about his accomplishments long enough to do any work. Whether your narcissistic encounters were professional or personal, there are some telltale signs that you re dealing with a narcissistic person. Here are seven common things narcissists do 1. They make i ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Nov 12
Youth involvement in justice system linked to increased risk of early death
Ann Arbor, MI, November 12, 2015 - In the U.S. the chances of being arrested are one in three by age 23. Youth offenders face a greater risk for early death than the rest of the population according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , that risk increases as a young person becomes more involved in the judicial system. The more serious and prolonged a youth s interaction with the justice system becomes, the more likely h ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 12
Blanket approach to asthma treatment not ideal, researchers find
University of Queensland research into the effects of dust mite and cockroach allergens has found that different types of asthma respond differently to a new experimental treatment. School of Biomedical Sciences asthma expert Associate Professor Simon Phipps said two common asthma types were involved in the tests. Laboratory tests using mice showed that exposure to house dust mite allergens generated eosinophilic asthma, which affects half of all asthmatic ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 12
New report highlights gains in child survival, progress needed to address lead...
Baltimore, MD, November 12, 2015 The 2015 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report Sustainable Progress in the Post-2015 Era, released today on World Pneumonia Day by the International Vaccine Access Center IVAC at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, documents the progress of the 15 countries experiencing the greatest burden of pneumonia and diarrhea. Although global progress has been made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 12
PFOA exposure in utero linked to child adiposity and faster BMI gain
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Children whose mothers were exposed to relatively high levels of the chemical PFOA during pregnancy experienced more rapid body fat gain and higher body fat by age 8 than children whose mothers were less exposed, according to a new analysis in the journal Obesity . PFOA -- perfluorooctanoic acid -- is a suspected obesogen, because lab studies suggest exposure to its broader family of PFAS chemicals may alter the body ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 12
New study finds financial incentives to help pregnant women stop smoking are h...
The scientific journal Addiction has today published the first cost-effectiveness analysis of financial incentives to help pregnant women stop smoking. The report found that financial incentives are highly cost-effective, with an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio ICER of pound 482 734 per quality-adjusted life year QALY , which is well below recommended thresholds in high income countries. Smoking during pregnancy is among the leading preventable causes ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 12
Too Few Psychiatric Patients Screened for Diabetes: Study
Despite guidelines, diabetes screening rates are low among adults with severe mental illness who take antipsychotic medications, researchers find. In a new California study, fewer than one-third of mental health patients were screened for type 2 diabetes, despite an elevated risk for the disorder, the researchers reported in the Nov. 9 online edition of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine . Treatment with antipsychotic drugs contributes to this risk, the re ...
Healthday - Thu. Nov 12
Computer-Based Psychotherapy Not as Effective as Standard Care
Computer-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy probably won t replace standard person-to-person therapy any time soon, new research suggests. The British study found that people did not follow through on computer-assisted therapy. Fewer than one in five completed six computer sessions, the researchers reported. Cognitive behavioral therapy -- a form of talk therapy -- is an effective treatment for depression. However, in-person therapy is not always availa ...
Healthday - Thu. Nov 12
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