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Racial or ethnic discrimination impacts Latinas' satisfaction with contracepti...
Young Latina women who have experienced racial or ethnic discrimination are less satisfied overall with their contraceptive care, which could affect their access to more effective contraceptives, a new study from Oregon State University has found. The findings indicate that experiences of discrimination, inside or outside medical settings, can have a dramatic effect on women s comfort using reproductive health services, said Lisa Oakley, the study s lead a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Meeting with OBGYN prior to first exam empowers young women in medical settings
A teen girl s first visit to an OBGYN often comes with a lot of anxiety, and once they are in a gown on an exam table, they may be too uncomfortable to express their concerns and ask questions. In fact, a new national survey by Orlando Health found that nearly 40 of women were at least somewhat concerned about what would happen during their first OBGYN exam. That s why experts at Orlando Health are encouraging girls and their parents to speak with their OB ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 14
Training pediatricians critical to improving quality of care for transgender y...
TORONTO, May 5, 2018 - Two new studies reveal the importance of better understanding the health care utilization of transgender children and adolescents and the need to train pediatricians to care for this population s unique needs. Nadia Dowshen, MD, MSHP, and Siobhan Gruschow, MPH, MEd, researchers at PolicyLab at Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, will present their findings on trends in transgender youth s health care utilization and primary care pro ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 7
Brown widow male spiders prefer sex with older females likely to eat them afte...
NEW YORK...April 30, 2018 - Male brown widow spiders seek to mate with older, less-fertile females who are 50 percent more likely to eat them after sex, according to Israeli researchers in a study published in the journal Animal Behaviour . Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Volcani Center in Israel collected male and female brown widow spiders from central and southern Israel and then positioned t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 7
Fentanyl Now Drives Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S.
Overdose deaths involving dangerous synthetic opioids like fentanyl have skyrocketed in recent years, surpassing deaths from prescription painkillers, a new U.S. study reveals. Synthetic opioids -- primarily fentanyl -- were involved in more than 30 percent of fatal overdoses in 2016, up from roughly 8 percent in 2010, the researchers reported. Overall, drug overdose deaths involving fentanyl-type drugs in the United States rose from about 3,000 in 2010 to ...
Healthday - Mon. May 7
Most U.S. Adults Support More Mental Health Services for Kids
A vast majority of U.S. adults believe children should receive more mental health support, new research reveals. Nearly nine out of 10 adults favor more mental health treatment and prevention programs for children and teens in their communities, according to a poll commissioned by Nationwide Children s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The survey confirms the public knows what the research shows and what we see in clinic -- the need for pediatric behavioral heal ...
Healthday - Mon. May 7
Suicide Is A Leading Cause Of Death For New Moms But Awareness Is Low
For the first few weeks after Karla s younger sister, Kari, had her second baby in the summer of 2010, everything seemed fine. Kari was tired, but that was inevitable She was juggling a newborn and a 3-year-old. Her exhaustion quickly grew. Kari found it impossible to sleep, even when the baby did. She had a history of anxiety and went to the local clinic to get a prescription for medication, but it didn t help. Only later did Kari s family learn she d tak ...
Huffington Post - Mon. May 7
Kristen Bell Shares Authentic Advice About Anxiety She'd Give Her Younger Self
Actress Kristen Bell gets real about mental health in a poignant new video. The Bad Moms star revealed what advice she d give her younger self about anxiety and depression in the clip released by The Child Mind Institute on Tuesday. It s aimed at breaking the stigma surrounding mental health. Don t be fooled by this game of perfection that humans play, said Bell, who has experienced both conditions since she was 18. Check out the video here Because Instagr ...
Huffington Post - Mon. May 7
Ryan Reynolds: ‘I Have Anxiety, I’ve Always Had Anxiety’
Ryan Reynolds opened up recently about living with anxiety , a condition the Deadpool star says he s been dealing with most of his life. I have anxiety, I ve always had anxiety, the 41-year-old actor told The New York Times Thursday. Both in the lighthearted I m anxious about this kind of thing, and I ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun. Despite his cool and confident demeanor, the Times described Reynolds as a nervous ...
Huffington Post - Mon. May 7
Research supports calls for food industry to reduce food product portion sizes
New research, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , highlights the benefits of the food industry changing food product portion sizes in order to make healthier eating more normal. Historical increases in the portion sizes of commercially available food products are known to cause passive overeating and have been linked to the emergence of the worldwide obesity crisis. One idea that public health bodies are currently promoting is that th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 7
Researchers call for tougher standards for studies on obesity policies
When a new park is built, a tax is instituted on fast food or a ban put in place against soft drinks in a school, public health researchers must often rely on after the fact observational studies to evaluate the impact of such efforts on rates of obesity in a particular population and try to clearly identify and measure the factors that worked or didn t. Such so-called natural experiments are distinct from randomized controlled trials, the gold standard ex ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 7
Hormone from fat boosts metabolism in both exercise and cold
BOSTON - May 1, 2018 - Sad but true, we don t all respond equally to exercise. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have uncovered a new kind of clue to this variable response--a hormone whose levels in the bloodstream rise sharply in exercise as well as in cold. The finding came from the first comprehensive study of fat-controlling hormones known as lipokines in exercise. This is a whole new area in research on exercise metabolism, and we seem to have fo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 7
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