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Cocaine use alters gene expression in brain reward circuits
Philadelphia, May 31, 2018
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Having an abortion does not lead to depression
Having an abortion does not increase a woman s risk for depression, according to a new study of nearly 400,000 women published today in JAMA Psychiatry . While previous research has found abortion does not harm women s mental health, studies claiming that it does continue to be published and state policies that restrict access to abortion in the United States have been justified by claims that abortion causes women psychological harm. To better understand ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Perception that antibiotics are harmless is widespread
WASHINGTON -- A new study of decision-making about the use of antibiotics in medicine has found that the mistaken belief that antibiotics are harmless is widespread, especially among patients. Clinicians and patients alike are influenced by the general notion of why not take a risk WNTAR , a belief that there is potential benefit and very little risk in taking antibiotics, when in reality there are specific downsides, both for individuals and for society a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
'Why not take a risk' attitude widespread among patients and providers, GW stu...
WASHINGTON May 31, 2018 -- Antibiotics can t hurt. They might even make me feel better. Why not take a risk You may have had similar thoughts when sick with the flu or common cold. Your doctor may think so too. A new study led by David Broniatowski, an assistant professor in the George Washington University s department of engineering management and systems engineering, finds the Why not take a risk mentality is widespread among patients and medical care p ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
New guidelines recommend earlier colorectal cancer screening
New guidelines developed by the American Cancer Society ACS recommend that screening for colorectal cancer for average-risk adults begin at age 45, five years earlier than the previous recommendation. The guideline update, published as an Early View paper in CA A Cancer Journal for Clinicians available online here, was co-authored by Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, DrPH, Emeritus Professor and Founding Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health and Co ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Handgun purchaser licensing laws linked to fewer firearm homicides in large, u...
State laws that require gun purchasers to obtain a license contingent on passing a background check performed by state or local law enforcement are associated with a 14 percent reduction in firearm homicides in large, urban counties, a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found. Studies have shown that these laws, which are sometimes called permit-to-purchase licensing laws, are associated with fewer firearm homicides at the s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Walking faster could make you live longer: research
Speeding up your walking pace could extend your life, research led by the University of Sydney suggests. Walking at an average pace was found to be associated with a 20 percent risk reduction for all-cause mortality compared with walking at a slow pace, while walking at a brisk or fast pace was associated with a risk reduction of 24 percent. A similar result was found for risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, with a reduction of 24 percent walking at a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
The Lancet: A warning and an opportunity: The WHO Independent High-Level Commi...
It poses a stark warning that the Sustainable Development Goal for NCDs - to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by a third by 2030 and promote mental health - will not be met at the current rate of progress. The WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs was established by WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in October 2017. It gathers the best available evidence, including major input from The Lancet Taskforce on NCDs and economics, whi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Prevalence of eating disorders taken from largest sample in the United States
Philadelphia, May 30, 2018 Biological Psychiatry has published a new study revising the outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States US . The new estimates were based on a nationally-representative sample of 36,309 adults--the largest national sample of US adults ever studied. The findings estimate that 0.80 percent of US adults will be affected by anorexia nervosa in their lifetime 0.28 percent will be affected by bulimia ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Gut-inhabiting enterobacter increases subcutaneous fat mass
A research project performed at the universities of Jyv 228 skyl 228 and Turku studied the effects of a specific gut enterobacterium on body fat mass. The researchers administered either live enterobacterium or a saline solution to mice intragastrically over a 12-week period. The mice that received the enterobacterium had significantly higher subcutaneous fat mass than the mice that received saline. In addition, we noted that the size of the adipocytes was ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Dieting associated with risky behaviors in teenage girls
Teenage girls who diet are more likely to engage in other health-compromising behaviours, including smoking, binge drinking, and skipping breakfast, a University of Waterloo study recently found. The study found that, compared to girls who were not dieting at the time of initial data collection, those who were dieting were more likely to engage in one or more clusters of other risky behaviours three years later. It might seem natural for there to be a conn ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Psychiatric disorders shouldn't disqualify youth with severe obesity from weig...
WASHINGTON - June 1, 2018 - Psychiatric disorders, a common comorbidity of severe obesity, especially for youth, should not disqualify an adolescent with severe obesity from bariatric surgery. According to a study published in Pediatrics , identifying anxiety, depressive disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders, while still a crucial pre-surgical evaluation step, had no predictive value for how much post-surgical weight loss an adolescent would achieve. This ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
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