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Alcohol taxes are too low, have not kept up with inflation
PISCATAWAY, NJ - State alcohol excise taxes are typically only a few cents per drink and have not kept pace with inflation, according to a new study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . Raising those taxes, according to the authors, represents an opportunity for states to increase revenues while simultaneously improving public health outcomes and costs related to excessive alcohol consumption. Although excise taxes are the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
Childhood Spanking Could Heighten Adult Mental Health Woes
Adults who were spanked as kids may face heightened risk of certain mental health problems, a new study suggests. The study found that those who were spanked were more likely to have abused drugs or attempted suicide. And that was with other factors -- including more severe physical or emotional abuse -- taken into account. The findings don t prove that spanking, per se, led to adulthood mental health issues, said Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, one of the researche ...
Healthday - Wed. Dec 13
NHS could save £200m a year and improve patient satisfaction, new research rev...
New research by academics at the University of East Anglia UEA suggests that NHS Trusts in England could save more than pound 200 million a year by managing staff well. The report, published today by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, found Trusts that made the most extensive use of good people management practices were over three times more likely to have the lowest levels of staff sickness absence and at least four times more likely to have the most sa ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
175 years on, study finds where you live still determines your life expectancy
Researchers at the University of Liverpool revisited a study carried out 175 years ago which compared the health and life expectancy of people in different parts of the United Kingdom, including Liverpool, to see if its findings still held true. They found that stark differences still exist and that people living in Liverpool still had lower life expectancy than those living in the rural area of Rutland. The original study into sanitation conditions by Edw ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
PrEP could make US easily hit its 2020 HIV prevention goal, Drexel U. study fi...
If just a quarter of men who have same-sex intercourse and are at a high risk for HIV used daily preventive medicine, three out of every 10 HIV infections could be averted, according to a new Drexel University study. Michael T. LeVasseur, PhD, and Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, from Drexel s Dornsife School of Public Health, used a 10,000 person model of high-HIV-risk men who have sex with men a term used for anyone who engages in same-sex intercourse, regardless ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
Sepsis kills most in ICUs, with 55.7 percent mortality rate
Brazil has an extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in intensive care units ICUs , surpassing even mortality due to stroke and heart attack in ICUs. According to a survey conducted by researchers at the Federal University of S 227 o Paulo UNIFESP and the Latin American Sepsis Institute LASI , more than 230,000 adults die from sepsis in ICUs every year. Even more alarmingly, 55.7 of sepsis cases in ICUs end in death. These numbers are from the first ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
Small increases in complications when knee replacement done as outpatient proc...
December 13, 2017 - Some complications are more common when total knee replacement surgery is done as an outpatient or same-day procedure, reports a study in the December 6, 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone Joint Surgery . The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer . Compared to conventional inpatient surgery, patients undergoing outpatient total knee arthroplasty TKA experience higher rates of certain complications, including infections, ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
How well will the flu vaccine work this winter?
GALVESTON, Texas -- The most effective way of preventing seasonal influenza is to be vaccinated each autumn. The reason that people are encouraged to get vaccinated annually is because flu virus can cause severe disease. One of the problems is that there are many different flu viruses circulating around the world and which ones circulate changes over time. Each year, pharmaceutical companies produce vaccines against the flu viruses predicted to be dominant ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 13
12 signs of a depression relapse
After experiencing depression once, it can be worrying to feel the symptoms creeping in again. But how common is depression relapse and what are the warning signs Noticing the red flags early is often the key to preventing a full-blown episode from developing.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 13
Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age
Meat, fruits, and vegetables studies have suggested that these foods have the potential to boost mood and mental health. But which are best Well, according to new research, the effects of specific foods on psychological well-being are highly dependent on a person s age.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 13
The Secret to Weight Loss, According to Behavioral Economics
Losing weight is incredibly difficult. People who have put on unwanted pounds need all the help they can get to trim their waistlines. Will behavioral economics come to their rescue Behavioral economics builds on the insights of economics on the rational ways people respond to incentives by incorporating principles of psychology, especially ones relevant to the unconscious or even irrational forces that influence our behavior . For example, a straightforwa ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 13
Are You Ready for Change?
Have you ever struggled with changing a persistent, problematic behavior Maybe you ve wanted to stop smoking , quit drinking alcohol, reduce depression or anxiety or lose that extra weight, but you ve never been able to make it happen. Perhaps you have even tried repeatedly over several months or years, but you ve made little or no significant progress. You may now feel it s fruitless to make another attempt and that you ll never change. The stages of chan ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 13
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