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Study finds prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Smoking during pregnancy has well-documented negative effects on birth weight in infants and is linked to several childhood health problems. Now, researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use. Nearly 30 percent of women who smoke cigarettes during preg ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Alcohol and tobacco are by far the biggest threat to human welfare of all addi...
A new review published online today in the journal Addiction has compiled the best, most up-to-date source of information on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and the burden of death and disease. It shows that in 2015 alcohol and tobacco use between them cost the human population more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life years, with illicit drugs costing a further tens of millions. The largest health burden from substance use was attri ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Less is more when it comes to prescription opioids for hospital patients, stud...
New Haven, Conn.-- In a pilot study published in JAMA Internal Medicine , Yale researchers significantly reduced doses of opioid painkillers given to hospital patients. By delivering the opioids with a shot under the skin or with a pill instead of an IV, the research team found they could decrease patient exposure to the medications while also maintaining or improving pain relief, they said. The study, conducted by researchers at Yale School of Medicine an ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Marketing to physicians by opioid pharma companies leads to more opioid prescr...
Boston - A new study shows the significant impact that even a meal or two paid for by a pharmaceutical company can have on prescribing rates, despite a national decline of opioid prescribing rates. Researchers from Boston Medical Center s Grayken Center for Addiction examined pharmaceutical payments from 2014, ranging from consulting fees to meals, and found that doctors who received any opioid pharmaceutical marketing increased their prescribing in 2015, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
UTSA researcher identifies barriers impacting PrEP use among Latino gay and bi...
A new study led by a UTSA researcher examines the social perceptions of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis PrEP , a medication to prevent HIV, among gay and bisexual men in Texas. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA approved the use of PrEP in 2012. While evidence suggests that the medication is effective in preventing the spread of HIV, recent data show that only 9 percent of PrEP-eligible gay or bisexual men use the drug. The statistic is even lower for men ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Lesbian, bisexual women may be more likely to develop diabetes due to stress
In a newly published study involving 94,250 women across the United States, researchers found that lesbian and bisexual LB women were more likely than heterosexual women to develop type 2 diabetes during the course of the 24-year study follow up. The co-authored study, led by Heather L. Corliss, a professor at San Diego State University s Graduate School of Public Health, investigated incidence of type 2 diabetes in lesbian and bisexual women and heterosex ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Rising religious 'none' rates linked to conservative Christian politics
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Religious nones, people who do not officially associate themselves with a specific religion, are on the rise in the United States. While there are many contributing factors to this phenomenon, new research suggests one reason is the merging of politics and conservative Christian beliefs. A study published in April in the journal Political Research Quarterly examined states that enacted policies against same-sex marriage, and found a correl ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Symptoms of osteoarthritis lessened with simple changes to the diet
One gram of fish oil a day could help reduce the pain of patients with osteoarthritis, a new study in Rheumatology reports. In the largest, most up to date study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the link between diet and the effective self-management of osteoarthritis. Analysing 68 previous studies in the field, researchers found that a low-dose supplement of fish oil one and a half standard capsules could result in pain redu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Invasive procedures should be reserved for a sub-group of acid reflux patients...
AURORA, Colo. May 8, 2018 - As the number of Americans with acid reflux grows, a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus says invasive procedures to treat those who don t respond to medication should be done for select patients. When you have a subset of patients who are not responding to drug therapy you need to respond in a thoughtful way, said the study s lead author, Rena Yadlapati, MD, MHS, assistant professor of med ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Alignment of mother and offspring body clock could prevent diseases such as he...
The care provided by a mother can impact the body clock and health of offspring after birth, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology . By reducing abnormalities in the body clock of offspring, it may be possible to develop therapies for serious lifestyle-related diseases, such as heart disease and obesity. The body has an internal clock that regulates sleepiness over a 24 hour period, called your circadian rhythm. The circadian sys ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Study reveals obesity link between grandmothers and grandchildren
Obesity is known to cluster in families, but most studies to date are limited to two generations. A new Pediatric Obesity study is the first to prospectively examine the relationship between grandparent and grandchild abdominal obesity. The study found a consistent relationship between waist circumference in maternal grandmother and grandchild, with no relationship seen in other lineages. The association was seen at both time points analysed when children ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Growing up with animals could make you more resilient as an adult
A rural upbringing with lots of contact with animals might ensure immune system and mental resilience to stress more effectively than a pet-free city upbringing.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 14
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