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Early exposure to tobacco as a cause of behavioral problems in children
This news release is available in French . Researchers from Inserm and Pierre and Marie Curie University UPMC , in collaboration with the university hospitals of 6 French cities, have analysed data on pre- and postnatal exposure to tobacco in the homes of 5,200 primary school children. They show that this exposure is associated with a risk of behavioural disorders in children, particularly emotional and conduct disorders. The association is stronger when e ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
Early life infections may be a risk factor for celiac disease in childhood
Children with frequent infections in the first 18 months of life have a slightly increased risk of later developing coeliac disease compared with children who have few infections. This is the conclusion from a study by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Coeliac disease is an immune-mediated disease triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. In recent decades there has been a marked increase in the prevalence of coeliac disease an ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
Word 'breakthrough' dramatically affects perceptions of a new drug's effective...
When it comes to our perception of a new drug s benefits and effectiveness, breakthrough just may be the magic word. Dartmouth Institute researchers Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin and Tamar Krishnamurtia and Baruch Fischhoff from Carnegie Mellon University, took a look at how catchphrases such as breakthrough and promising affect public perception of a new drug. And, the findings of their research study, published recently in JAMA Internal Medicine , sh ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
Legal drinking age of 18 tied to high school dropout rate
Piscataway, NJ - Although there have been calls to lower the legal drinking age from 21, a new study raises the possibility that it could have the unintended effect of boosting the high school dropout rate. The report, published in the September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , looked back at high school dropout rates in the 1970s to mid-80s -- a time when many U.S. states lowered the age at which young people could legally buy alcoho ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
New article identifies issues for transgender treatment in emergency departments
DES PLAINES, Ill. September 28, 2015 - A new article about a transgender patient s freak show experience in a U.S. emergency department, published online in the Journal of Emergency Nursing , is prompting the country s largest professional organization of emergency nurses to encourage transgender patient care awareness. The study comes during the Emergency Nurses Association s ENA annual conference, Emergency Nursing 2015, September 28 to October 3 at Orla ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 28
Men More Likely to Be Seen as ‘Creative Thinkers’
People tend to associate the ability to think creatively with stereotypical masculine qualities, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings suggest that the work and achievements of men tend to be evaluated as more creative than similar work and achievements produced by women. Our research shows that beliefs about what it takes to 8216 think creatively 8217 overlap su ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Sep 28
Transgender Youth Don't Have Hormone Abnormalities
Sex hormone levels in transgender youth are consistent with the gender they were assigned at birth, a new study finds. We ve now put to rest the residual belief that transgender experience is a result of a hormone imbalance. It s not, Dr. Johanna Olson, who practices adolescent medicine at Children s Hospital Los Angeles, said in a hospital news release. At birth, babies are typically assigned a gender based on their external genitalia. Transgender people ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer s disease, a new study suggests. Researchers found that insulin resistance -- higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar that often precede type 2 diabetes -- was related to poorer performance on memory tests taken by late-middle-age adults. The findings are interesting because people with diabetes are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer s disease, but we are only now lea ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression
Part of your next visit to your family doctor s office should be spent filling out a questionnaire to assess whether you re suffering from depression, an influential panel of preventive medicine experts recommends. What s more, people concerned that they might be depressed could download an appropriate questionnaire online, fill it out ahead of time and hand it over to their doctor for evaluation, the panel added. In an updated recommendation released Mond ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies
Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don t seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found. The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association , cast doubts on two strategies purported to keep older brains younger and healthier. In one study, two years worth of moderate exercise didn t seem to improve the brain power of people between 70 and 89 or lower their odds for dementia. Simi ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life
A new study offers more evidence that quitting smoking after a heart attack is a no-brainer Researchers found it reduces chest pain and boosts mental health and quality of life. The study looked at more than 4,000 American adults who were assessed one, six and 12 months after suffering a heart attack. It included patients who were smokers at the time of their heart attack 37 percent , smokers who quit before their heart attack 34 percent and people who nev ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study
In a finding that won t surprise many who ve been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer. The Swedish study of nearly 400 such cases found that 88 percent of the women said they felt a sense of dejection, such as being uneasy, sad or unable to cope 83 percent reported anxiety 67 percent said they had behavioral changes, such as trouble dealing with spare time or wo ...
Healthday - Sat. Sep 26
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