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Pediatricians' Group Urges Action on Climate Change
Dirtier air, heat stress, greater exposure to Lyme disease -- these and other threats to children will increase because of climate change, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians warns. Doctors and policy makers must take steps to protect youngsters from the hazardous effects of climate change, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a new policy statement. Every child needs a safe and healthy environment and climate change is a rising public health threa ...
Healthday - Mon. Oct 26
Insulin cells determine weight-loss surgery success rate
Danish researchers have found that the ability to produce insulin is pivotal to the success of weight loss surgery in patients with type 2-diabetes. The study provides a better point of departure for advise and determining which patients will benefit from surgery. Type 2-diabetes is a serious complication for people with obesity. Obesity affects the economy as well as the individual s quality of life and it is a central challenge to healthy aging. In Denma ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 26
Standard phenotypes will aid in genetic research on neuropathic pain
October 26, 2015 - Research on the genetic factors contributing to neuropathic pain has been hindered by the lack of a standard approach to assessing its clinical characteristics or phenotype. Now, a report from an expert panel published in the journal PAIN reg presents a consensus approach to assessing the phenotype of neuropathic pain. The journal is the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain IASP and is published by ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 26
Many young heart attack patients, especially women, unaware of risk
New Haven, Conn.--Only half of younger heart attack patients believed that they were at risk before the onset of an attack, and even fewer discussed health risks with their doctors, according to Yale School of Public Health researchers. The findings were more pronounced among women than men. The new study, led by the Yale School of Public Health and published Oct. 26 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , examined 3,501 heart attack survivo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 26
American Academy of Pediatrics issues sweeping recommendations on tobacco and ...
WASHINGTON, DC - While adolescent use of tobacco has declined since the 1970s, it remains a persistent public health problem - and e-cigarettes are threatening to addict a new generation to nicotine. In a comprehensive set of policies issued during its National Conference Exhibition, the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP presents extensive recommendations to protect our nation s youth from the pernicious effects of tobacco and nicotine. The AAP now strong ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 26
Researchers study differences in ischemic stroke in marijuana users
WASHINGTON Oct. 26, 2015 -- A new study found strokes in young adults who use marijuana are more likely to be caused by stenosis, narrowing of the arteries, in the skull than strokes in non-users. Previous studies have found an association between marijuana use and stroke, but the new study published today as a research letter in the Nov. 3 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the first to explore differences in stroke in marijuana ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 26
New testosterone guideline to help Canadian physicians diagnose and treat pati...
Controversy exists about how to manage patients with low testosterone, and many health care professionals are reluctant to treat testosterone deficiency, but a new guideline aims to provide a road map to help diagnose and treat this health condition. The guideline, created by the Canadian Men s Health Foundation and published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal , targets primary care physicians, general internists, endocrinologists, geriatricians ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 26
Females more promiscuous in colder climates, says insect study
Females have more sexual partners when they live in colder climates and are happier being monogamous when it is hotter, a study into the behaviour of insects has found. Researchers at the University of Exeter also found that some female fruit flies are genetically programmed to have a large number of mates and will do so whatever the weather, while others will consistently stick to one mate. The findings, published in the journal Behavioral Ecology , show ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 26
"Inside Out" and the Legacy of a Legend
I wrote this piece in July, 2015 before the idea of a blog had crystallized for me. It was the first experience that pressed for written expression in the decade since the publication of my memoir That s How the Light Gets In Memoir of a Psychiatrist - Random House, 2005. While reference to the film is a few months dated, the meaning of the piece is timeless. Inside Out and the Legacy of a Legend I sat at the movies on a soft summer Sunday evening in Chath ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 24
Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds
Children in foster care are three times more likely to have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD than those in the general population, a new study reveals. For the study, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at 2011 Medicaid data from across the United States. The investigators found that more than one in four children aged 2 to 17 in foster care had an ADHD diagnosis, compared with just one ...
Healthday - Sat. Oct 24
People in vegetative state may be able to respond
Therapies that will help people to communicate, even though they are in a vegetative state, could be available within a few years, according to research published in JAMA Neurology .
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 23
Experimenter
By Stephen Reicher and Alex Haslam At the very end of Experimenter a dramatization of the life and work of Stanley Milgram with Peter Sarsgaard as Stanley and Winona Ryder as his wife Alexandra the Milgram character turns to the camera and explains that, while his Yale Obedience studies have their critics, their detractors, their implacable foes, whenever there is a massacre or an atrocity in the world, people turn back to these studies in order to underst ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 23
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