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Does opioid maintenance treatment during pregnancy harm newborns?
A new Pharmacology Research Perspectives study found no harm to newborns from opioid maintenance treatment OMT during pregnancy compared with no treatment. Because little is known about the safety of treatment with methadone and buprenorphine as part of OMT in pregnant women with opioid use disorders, researchers compared prenatally OMT-exposed newborns with two other newborn groups newborns of women hospitalized with opioid use disorder during pregnancy w ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Addiction intervention in hospital is a 'reachable moment'
Patients who meet an addiction medicine consult team while they re in the hospital are twice as likely to participate in treatment for substance use disorder after they go home, according to new research. The study, published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , measured one key outcome for patients who participated in a first-of-its-kind addiction intervention program started by Oregon Health Science University in 2015. This confirms that h ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Transgender college students four times as likely to experience mental health ...
The largest and most comprehensive mental health survey of college students in the US reveals that students who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, and nonbinary face enormous mental health disparities relative to their peers. In a first-of-its-kind study published on Friday, August 16, in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , Boston University researchers and collaborators found that gender minority students, whose gender i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Sequential, concurrent multitasking is equally hard for men, women
Women and men perform equally when required to switch attention between tasks or perform two tasks simultaneously, according to a new study in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Patricia Hirsch of Aachen University in Germany and colleagues. The finding adds to a growing literature that contradicts the widely held belief that women multitask better than men. Multitasking--performing several independent tasks within a short time--requires rapidly and frequ ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Pregnant transgender men at risk for depression and lack of care, Rutgers stud...
Transgender men who become pregnant are at increased risk for depression and difficulty getting medical care due to a lack of knowledge among health care providers, a Rutgers study reports. The study, published in the journal Maturitas , examined health care research on transgender men who become pregnant at or after age 35 to determine their medical and mental health needs. Despite the increased visibility of transgender people -- there are about 1.4 mill ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
#MeToo media coverage sympathetic to but not necessarily empowering for women
PITTSBURGH--The MeToo movement has encouraged women to share their personal stories of sexual harassment. While the movement amplifies previously unheard voices, a Carnegie Mellon University analysis of MeToo media coverage shows accusers are often portrayed as sympathetic, but with less power and agency than their alleged perpetrators. The goal of the movement is to empower women, but according to our computational analysis that s not what s happening in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Analysis of sex disparities in ophthalmic research
What The Study Did Sex disparities in ophthalmic research were analyzed in this study that evaluated the representation of female authorships in ophthalmologic journals from 2008 to 2018, with sex assigned according to first name. Authors Michael H. K. Bendels, M.D., Ph.D., of Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany, is the corresponding author. doi 10.1001 jamaophthalmol.2019.3095 Editor s Note The article contains conflict of interest disclosures. Please ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Doctors help parents talk with their teens about sex, alcohol
Bottom Line Parents and teens find it difficult to talk about sex and alcohol, and this study finds that doctors can help. This randomized clinical trial evaluated whether interventions targeted at parents in primary care pediatric settings might improve communications between parents and their teens about sexual health and alcohol use. The interventions were selected because in previous research outside of clinic settings they have been shown to encourage ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Empathy for perpetrators helps explain victim blaming in sexual harassment
Men s empathy for other men who sexually harass women may help explain why they are more likely to blame victims, new research suggests. The research, based on two studies, compared people s reactions after reading about an incident of sexual harassment. In the first study, men and women showed equal levels of empathy for the female victim - but men s greater empathy for the male perpetrator explained why they were more likely than women to blame the victi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
What Experts Know About People Who Commit Mass Shootings
On Monday morning, President Trump made his first televised statement about the mass murders committed over the weekend in El Paso, Tex., and Dayton, Ohio. He called for action to stop mass killings before they start, citing what he said were a number contributing factors the contagious nature of mass murder the glorification of violence in video games and the need to act on red flags to identify and potentially confine the mentally ill monsters that he sa ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Aug 19
How to Kickstart Your Creativity
You don t have to have the talent of a Rembrandt or Yo-Yo Ma to express creativity and get some very special benefits from doing so. Everyday creativity boosts well-being and can give you a stronger sense of purpose and engagement, and everyone can tap into it. So why don t we do more of it The book, The Creativity Challenge , suggests modern life isn t set up to promote creativity the way it used to be, and you might need to not only seek out creative out ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 19
Here's How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls
Bingeing on social media isn t good for any teen, but new research has pinpointed three ways in which hours spent on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook may harm the mental health of young girls in particular. Almost all of the influence of social media on mental health could be explained by the three mechanisms examined -- namely experiencing cyberbullying, sleeping for less than eight hours a night and reduced physical activity -- all of which have ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 19
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