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Can you really be obese yet healthy?
A new paper has called for an end to the term healthy obesity , due to it being misleading and flawed. The focus should instead be on conducting more in-depth research to understand causes and consequences of varying health among people with the same BMI. The term healthy obesity was first used in the 1980 s to describe obese individuals who were apparently healthy -- for example they didn t suffer with hypertension or diabetes. Dr William Johnson, from th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Surprising discovery: Sweet tooth gene connected with less body fat
People with a gene variation of FGF21 have a predisposition to less body fat than others, new research conducted at the University of Copenhagen, among others, shows. It comes as a bit of a surprise to the researchers, who last year discovered that precisely this genetic variation could be one of the reasons why some people have a particular craving for sweet things. People with this variation eat more sugar than others. It sort of contradicts common intui ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Fentanyl overdose survivors require little if any hospital treatment
Most fentanyl overdose survivors, if given the antidote promptly, don t need prolonged hospital treatment, according to a study by University of British Columbia physicians. That finding could help standardize how first-responders and emergency departments handle overdoses from the potent drug. Currently, hospitals may monitor fentanyl overdose patients for six to 12 hours or even admit them to beds out of a concern - described in a few medical articles - ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
New guidance for safe opioid prescribing for hospitalized patients with acute ...
BOSTON - For hospitalized patients, pain is an all-too-common part of the experience. Even among U.S. patients who have not undergone surgery, more than half receive at least one dose of an opioid for acute pain during their stay. Even as current research demonstrates that hospitalized patients exposure to opioids has contributed to the nationwide addiction epidemic, there is little guidance on the safe prescribing of these pain killers in the inpatient, n ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
More Americans aware of growing problem of opioid addiction
CHICAGO, April 5, 2018 -- A new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals the number of Americans who see opioid addiction as a significant issue for their community today is up significantly over just two years ago. Forty-three percent of Americans now say the misuse of prescription drugs is a serious problem, compared with 33 percent in 2016. A majority of Americans report having experience with substance abuse of var ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
Parents struggle to discuss sex with LGBTQ teens
My challenge is I have no idea what sex is really like for men, especially for gay men Parents don t know what constitutes safe sexual behaviors for LGBTQ teens Parents need resources to help them overcome discomfort in discussing sexual health Supportive relationship with parents is strong predictor of good health behaviors in all teens CHICAGO --- It s hard enough for parents to have the talk about sexual health with their kids, but parents of LGBTQ chil ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
Research predicts likelihood of HIV testing based on race, sex/gender & sexual...
A new study has identified factors that lead to increased HIV testing among young adults, specifically how a person s race, sex gender, and sexual orientation is connected to their likelihood of getting tested for HIV. Using data from the National Health Interview Survey, Sirry Alang , assistant professor of sociology at Lehigh University and her co-author Sydney Bornstein, an undergraduate student in the biology and health, medicine and society programs a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
Japan May Have Worked Out The Secret Formula For A Happy Life
In a world where financial or material success often stands as the baseline for success, someone like Ken Idehara may seem an anomaly. His small, independent shoe shop, K nig der Meister, sits in the busy, colorful Tokyo district of Shibuya. In big cities like Tokyo, shoe repair shops can be found at many major railway stations, but for jobs requiring more skill and time, customers turn to experts at shops like K nig der Meister. Idehara founded the shop 1 ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Apr 9
Some Veterans Worry A PTSD Diagnosis Will Force Them To Choose: Treatment Or T...
Adam Lingo, a retired Army staff sergeant, walked across 11 states last year, flanked by men who had become like brothers while serving together in Iraq. They made the nearly 3,000-mile journey to honor their dead and more pressingly help other veterans still struggling. We started doing the numbers and I think we lost more guys to suicide in our unit than we did while we were in combat, the 42-year-old veteran told HuffPost, referring to the men who serve ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Apr 9
Rats sniff out TB in children
Rats are able to detect whether a child has tuberculosis TB , and are much more successful at doing this than a commonly used basic microscopy test. These are the results of research led by Georgies Mgode of the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania. The study, published by Springer Nature in Pediatric Research , shows that when trained rats were given children s sputum samples to sniff, the animals were able to pinpoint 68 percent more cases of TB ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
Studies show hookah also plays critical role in tobacco product landscape
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The findings of two recently published studies on the emergence of hookah use indicate that public health officials may need to consider broadening their tobacco prevention efforts beyond traditional cigarettes. Taken together, the results from these two studies underscore the important role hookah has played in the tobacco product landscape, said Jessica Kulak, the lead author on both papers. Kulak, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Pr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
Highlights new issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications Journal
Beijing, April 9, 2018 The new journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications CVIA has just published the fourth issue of Volume 2. This is a Special Issue on Valvular Heart Disease with Guest Editor Blase A. Carabello of East Carolina University. This issue contains several important case reports and major reviews which will make a significant research contribution to this field. Highlighted papers in this issue are as follows Blase A. Carabello Low- ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
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