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Treating menopause symptoms reduces abdominal fat tissue
WASHINGTON -- Women who undergo hormone therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms tend to have less fat tissue, particularly in the abdomen, than other menopausal women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism . Menopause is the process a woman goes through when her monthly periods end following the aging of the ovaries and the subsequent reduction of estrogens, the feminine sex hormone. Women ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Mandatory nutrition policies may impact sugar consumption
Mandatory nutrition policies could be a valuable tool in helping high school students to lower their sugar intake, a University of Waterloo study has found. The study compared the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks between 41,000 secondary school students in Ontario, where school nutrition policies are mandatory, and Alberta, where they are voluntary. The study took place during the 2013-14 school year. It found that students in Alberta had a 16 per cen ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
The link between urban design and childhood obesity
Children who live in more walkable neighbourhoods have a smaller waist measurement and a lower BMI body mass index . Those are the findings of a Montreal research team led by INRS professor Tracie A. Barnett. According to the results of the study published in Preventive Medicine by Adrian Ghenadenik lead author with Professor Barnett senior contributing author , urban design is a factor in the development of childhood obesity. The study suggests that infra ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Moving light-dark exposure could reduce disruption faced by night shift workers
New research published in The Journal of Physiology shows that our brain clock can be shifted by light exposure, potentially to align it with night shift patterns. It highlights that a one size fits all approach to managing sleep disruption in shift workers may not be appropriate. A personalised approach, with light-dark exposure scheduled and taking into account whether someone is a morning or evening person, could reduce the increased risk of health prob ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Research shows why we struggle to get good night's sleep as we get older
New research has identified the way age impairs the ability of the circadian clock in mammals to re-set itself when exposed to light, resulting in disruption to sleeping patterns and consequent threats to wellbeing. Researchers, led by a University of Kent neurophysiologist, found that aging results in a significant reduction in sensitivity to light in the part of the brain that controls circadian rhythms, known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus SCN . The bre ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Stroke affects more than just the physical
MINNEAPOLIS - A new study looks at what problems affect people most after a stroke and it provides a broader picture than what some may usually expect to see. Stroke affects more than just physical functioning, according to a study is published the March 28, 2018, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. After a stroke, people who have only mild disability can often have hidden problems that can really affec ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Oxycodone use shifts in Australia after tamper-resistant versions introduced
After the introduction of tamper-resistant oxycodone in Australia, dispensing rates for higher-strength formulations decreased for people younger than 65 years, but there was no change in older adults, according to new research in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Canada, the United States and Australia are the highest per capita consumers of opioids worldwide. Opioid use has increased 15-fold in Australia over 20 years 1992 to 2012 , making it t ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Study tracks impact of neonatal abstinence syndrome on state Medicaid programs
In the United States, one infant is born every 15 minutes with withdrawal symptoms after being exposed to opioids before birth, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics . From 2004 to 2014, the rate of U.S. infants diagnosed with opioid withdrawal symptoms, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome NAS , increased 433 percent, from 1.5 to 8.0 per 1,000 hospital births. However, the increase was even more stark in state Medicaid programs -- ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Frequent, public drug users may be good candidates for overdose-treatment trai...
In response to America s opioid crisis, public health departments and community organizations across the country have started to train opioid users to reverse overdoses in other users with the opioid-blocker naloxone. The most frequent and public opioid users may be the best available candidates for naloxone training, according to a new study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The scientists interviewed 450 Baltimore drug u ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Study reveals lack of self-awareness among doctors when prescribing opioids
AURORA, Colo. March 27, 2018 - As health providers struggle to curb the epidemic of opioid abuse, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that 65 percent of emergency department ED physicians surveyed underestimated how often they prescribed the highly addictive pain killers to patients. Those rates dropped after they saw their actual data. The year-long study, publishe ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Marijuana may lead non-smokers to cigarettes
March 27, 2018 -- While cigarette smoking has long been on the decline, marijuana use is on the rise and, disproportionately, marijuana users also smoke cigarettes. A new study by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York reports that cannabis use was associated with an increased initiation of cigarette smoking among non-cigarette smokers. They also found adults who smoke cigarettes and use can ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Liver cancer caused by alcohol consumption may have worse prognosis than other...
A new study indicates that patients with alcohol-related liver cancer often do not live as long as patients with liver cancer that is not associated with alcohol consumption, mainly due to diagnoses at later stages. Published early online in CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that efforts should be made to improve both screening for early signs of liver cancer and the management of alcohol abuse. Liver ca ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
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