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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
Those living near oil and gas facilities may be at higher risk of disease
AURORA, Colo. April 9, 2018 - People living near oil and gas facilities along Colorado s Northern Front Range may be exposed to hazardous air pollutants, including carcinogens like benzene, that could pose health risks above levels deemed acceptable by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health, Boulder County Public Health, CU Boulder, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA an ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
Hundreds of thousands of Kentucky residents could lose Medicaid under the work...
WASHINGTON, DC April 9, 2018 --In January of 2018, 15 Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the federal government s legal authority to launch Medicaid work demonstrations and its approval of Kentucky s Medicaid work demonstration, the first in the nation. The lawsuit Stewart v. Azar seeks to block the implementation of Medicaid work demonstrations because they are contr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
Toxins produced by e-cigarettes vary by flavor
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The flavor of an e-cigarette may affect more than a consumer s taste buds, according to Penn State researchers who say the chemicals that make up different flavors also produce different levels of free radicals, toxins often associated with cancer and other diseases. The researchers analyzed popular e-cigarette flavors and the amount of free radicals they produced and found that many of the chemicals used to flavor e-cigarettes incr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 9
Could these food supplements help treat psychosis?
When added to standard early-stage treatment, certain food supplements may help to alleviate symptoms of psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia.
Medical News Today - Thu. Apr 5
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