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E-cig use increases risk of beginning tobacco cigarette use in young adults
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2017 - Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research. The findings demonstrate that e-cigarettes are serving as a gateway to traditional smoking, contrary to their purported value as a smoking cessation tool. Published today in the American Journal of Medicine , the stud ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
Health warnings on cigarettes could deter young people
Young people are less likely to try cigarettes with the printed health warning Smoking kills on each stick than standard cigarettes, according to a new study by Cancer Research UK published in Nicotine Tobacco Research . Researchers wanted to examine new, innovative ways to reinforce health messages around smoking. They surveyed nearly 1000 16-24 year olds from across the UK to evaluate their response to different cigarette designs. A health warning on the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
Multiple health implications of women's early marriage go beyond early childbe...
A new study of four South Asian countries reveals complex associations between early marriage and women s education, health and nutrition that go beyond the impacts of early childbearing. These health implications -- which include higher risk of domestic violence and poor mental health -- may also affect the next generation of children. Furthermore, increased education has had some, but not enough, success in delaying girls marriage. The study, published i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
Technology developed by LSUHealthNO to drive advances in obesity-related disea...
New Orleans, LA - For the first time, researchers led by Frank Lau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans, have successfully kept white fat tissue alive outside of the body for up to eight weeks. This breakthrough will pave the way for research advances improving treatment or prevention of such diseases as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and others associated with white adipose tissue. Details are published ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
New research links brain structure with hallucinations and musical aptitude
New research published in Schizophrenia Research conducted at the University of Liverpool links brain structure to an individual s likelihood of experiencing hallucinations and to their musical aptitude. Previous research has showed that musicians have increased white matter integrity in a specific part of the brain called the corpus callosum, a thick band of nerve fibres that connects the left and right halves of the brain, enabling communication between ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
What Sexual Harrassment Does to All of Us
Men and some women too are searching their souls these days, wondering if someone is thinking of them amid the allegations of harassment in word, joke, proposition, touch, threat, assault, rape. And women like me and some men are reviewing their histories, recalling encounters that surprised, shocked, disgusted, angered, or frightened us. I m privileged I ve never been threatened, assaulted or raped. That s a weird sentence, so I m going to repeat it for e ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 11
Spin Versus Gerontology
The new tax bill just passed by Congress will increase the deficit. Although this might seem antithesis to the Republican doctrine, behind the obvious spindrift there lurks a clever ploy to trigger an automatic program that reduces funding to most social programs, including Medicare fifty five million Americans depend on Medicare. Known euphemistically as PAYGO the Statutory Pay-as-You-Go Act of 2010, is a rule that requires any federal deficit to be paid ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 11
The Movie "Wonder" Demonstrates the Power of Kindness
By guest contributors Jonathan Emmons, Michelle Demaray, Christine Malecki, and Julia Ogg Children who have disabilities inevitably encounter unique and difficult challenges while growing up, but bullying shouldn t be one of them.
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 11
The Costs of Publishing in Some Journals
Flooding Academics In-boxes Over the past few years the email accounts of academics and of scientists, in particular, have been inundated with solicitations to submit papers to new on-line journals and, sometimes, even to serve on those journals editorial boards. It is a rare week in which I do not receive at least a half dozen such queries from journals whose titles suggest that they focus on one or another topic ranging from a griculture to z oology and ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 11
The Science of Toy Giving
With the holiday season in full swing, the toy industry is bustling with moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends buying gifts for their littlest loved ones. Toy buying used to be simple A nice doll for girls, and a matchbox car for boys. But these days, shopping for kids toys can be utterly overwhelming. There are hundreds of products that line the aisles of most toy stores, many of which have flashing lights, play music, and some even talk to ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 11
Study shows lithium chloride blunts brain damage linked to fetal alcohol syndrom
A single dose of lithium chloride, a drug used to treat bipolar disease and aggression, blocks the sleep disturbances, memory loss, and learning problems tied to fetal alcohol syndrome, new experiments in mice show. Published in the journal Neuroscience online Nov. 26, and led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine, the new study found that giving the drug to newborn mice 15 minutes after binge alcohol consumption eliminated the hyperactivity and sleep d ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
Restless sleep may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease
Researchers from Aarhus University have discovered that patients with the RBD sleep behaviour disorder lack dopamine and have a form of inflammation of the brain. This means that they are at risk of developing Parkinson s disease or dementia when they grow older. Do you sleep restlessly and hit out and kick in your sleep This could be a sign of a disorder associated with diseases of the brain. Researchers from Aarhus University have studied the condition o ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 9
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