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Children and adolescents in high-risk environments more likely to become viole...
Children and adolescents who grow up with one or more of these environmental risk factors are likely to resort to violence, aggression and crime as adults, irrespective of an underlying mental illness. This is according to a new study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry , which is published by Springer Nature. Thirty-two researchers contributed to the interdisciplinary work which was led by Hannelore Ehrenreich of the Max Planck Institute of Experimental M ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Portland State study measures free-base form of nicotine in electronic cigaret...
Researchers at Portland State University have developed methods for measuring levels of free-base nicotine in electronic cigarette e-cigarette liquids and vapor, the levels of which are associated with harshness upon inhalation of e-cigarette vapors and tobacco smoke. The study presents the results of analyses of 11 commercially available flavors of e-cigarette liquids from brands including Element, The Mad Alchemist, Adirondack Vapor, and an industry lead ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
One year's losses for child sexual abuse in US top $9 billion, new study sugge...
A new study at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the annual economic impact of child sexual abuse in the U.S. is far-reaching and costly In 2015, the total economic burden was approximately 9.3 billion and includes costs associated with health care, child welfare, special education, violence and crime, suicide and survivor productivity losses. The study, published in the May 2018 edition of the journal Child Abuse and Neglect , ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Seafood-rich diet may help couples get pregnant faster
WASHINGTON--Couples who eat more seafood tend to have sexual intercourse more often and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism . Seafood is an important source of protein and other nutrients for women who are or may become pregnant, but concerns about mercury have led some women to avoid fish when trying to conceive. According to t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Don't force women to risk death, injury by having a baby
Laws should not force women to risk death and injury by having a baby, according to a QUT legal academic who has says abortion can be decriminalised without society and governments making a moral judgement. Dr Andrew McGee, a researcher in medical law and ethics with the QUT Law School, said there were two major grounds for decriminalisation - women s right to reject the health risk of pregnancy and the stalemate regarding abortion s moral acceptability. A ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Study: Mental conditioning with cute animal pictures can rekindle your relatio...
James K. McNulty of Florida State University and his team of psychological scientists were not expecting this. They d wondered if they could use conditioning to warm the hearts of married couples gone a little cold from numbing day to day life by building associations between spouses faces and pictures of adorable puppies and bunnies. I was actually a little surprised that it worked, McNulty tells APS , a publication of the Association of Psychological Sci ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 28
'Religious Refusal Laws' May Take Mental Health Toll on LGBT Americans
Laws in a dozen U.S. states say it s okay to deny services to same-sex couples due to religious objections. But new research finds such legislation could lead to mental distress to lesbians and gays living in those states, not just those personally discriminated against. Boston University researchers concluded such laws were tied to a nearly 50 percent increase in the proportion of sexual minority residents reporting mental distress. We are at a turning po ...
Healthday - Mon. May 28
People with dementia more likely to go missing
The tendency of people with dementia to wander and become lost has led QUT researchers to recommend a Silver Alert system, similar to Amber Alerts for missing children, be activated when someone with the diagnosis of dementia is reported lost. Led by Dr Margie MacAndrew from the QUT-based Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration Carers and Consumers DCRC-CC , the paper on the research outcomes - People with dementia getting lost in Australia Dementia-rel ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Most concussion patients fall under the radar after ER visit
Millions of Americans suffer concussions each year, and many endure symptoms for months or years afterward. A new study shows that a majority of patients with a concussion receive no follow-up care within three months of discharge from the hospital. Based on a sample of 831 patients sent to a top-level trauma center with a concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury mTBI , a national collaboration of researchers found that 47 percent reported that they were ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
UMD food scientist guides students towards revelatory findings in women's health
College Park, MD -- In an effort to sustain and educate the next generation of food safety experts in the United States, Dr. Bob Buchanan of the University of Maryland has served as a scientific mentor to a pair of academically accelerated high school students who are challenging the current food avoidance recommendations for pregnant women as established by the CDC and ACOG. Led by 14-year-olds Valentina Simon and Rachel Rosenzweig, along with professiona ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Paramedic-run health sessions in low-income apartments reduced number of 911 c...
A community-based health promotion program developed by McMaster University that was offered by paramedics in low-income apartment buildings significantly reduced the number of 911 calls and improved quality of life for seniors, found a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal Few studies exist on the impact of the new and rapidly evolving field of community paramedicine, which offers health care by paramedics outs ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
No link between HPV vaccination and risk of autoimmune disorders: Study in CMAJ
A new study in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal found no increased risk of autoimmune disorders in girls who received quadrivalent human papillomavirus HPV4 vaccination, adding to the body of evidence for the safety of the vaccine. Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted disease worldwide, affecting 50 -75 of sexually active people. The HPV4 vaccine is effective at protecting against 90 of the strains that cause cervical and a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
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