Urban teens whose parents advocate nonviolent approaches to resolving conflicts may reduce their children’s likelihood of abusing their romantic partners – even if these parents also say that aggression is warranted in certain situations, social work professor Rachel Garthe found in a recent study of more than 1,000 middle school students. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer […]Continue Reading ...
Over the years, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and its partners have made major progress towards reducing lead exposure in the United States. But more work remains in preventing lead poisoning in US children and adults, according to a special supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. While US population blood […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Society must take collective responsibility to reduce the harm caused by alcohol use disorders, a University of Otago academic says. Dr. Charlene Rapsey, of the Dunedin School of Medicine’s Department of Psychological Medicine, says while alcohol is commonly enjoyed by many people and only a minority of people develop an alcohol […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: shutterstock Meat makes a meal, so goes the saying. But with more people than ever before ditching meat for plant-based alternatives, it seems meaty dishes are starting to go out of fashion. An estimated 29 percent of evening meals contained no meat or fish in 2017, according to UK market research. And the reason […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Women experiencing signs of breast cancer vary in how they value, use, and trust “Dr. Google’ when making sense of their symptoms, a new study in the journal Health, Risk & Society reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey, led by Dr. Afrodita Marcu, investigated whether women sought health information online […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Older adults with untreated hearing loss incur substantially higher total health care costs compared to those who don’t have hearing loss—an average of 46 percent, totaling $22,434 per person over a decade, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This is […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have studied more than 600 patients aged between 55 and 75 years old with obesity or overweight and metabolic syndrome. Photo: (CC BY-SA 2.0) Credit: (CC BY-SA 2.0) Following a Mediterranean diet low in calories and engaging in daily physical activity are proven to reduce body weight and cardiovascular risk in patients with overweight […]Continue Reading ...
Current evidence suggests that PM2.5 alone causes more deaths and illnesses than all other environmental exposures combined. For that reason, one of us (Douglas Brugge) recently wrote a book to try to spread the word to the broader public. Developed countries have made progress in reducing particulate air pollution in recent decades, but much remains […]Continue Reading ...
This undated photo provided by Amarin in November 2018 shows a capsule of the purified, prescription fish oil Vascepa. Although fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks, higher amounts of a purified, prescription fish oil, such as Vascepa, slashed […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: University of Warwick Disturbances during sleep decreases capability to control posture and balance according to researchers from the Department of Engineering and Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick who have an article published today in Scientific Reports. This is the first study demonstrating the relationship between disrupted sleep and the reduced capability […]Continue Reading ...
The health of fast walkers declined at a slower rate than those of slower walkers, according to a USC study. Credit: Per Swantesson, Stocksy United During a doctor’s appointment, there’s a few measures that quickly get a physician up to speed on our current health, such as measuring blood pressure and checking our BMI. But […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: shutterstock Parents are being warned there could be a big rise in head lice outbreaks in schools this winter. The health charity Community Hygiene Concern has predicted that low-income families will be hit hardest after a change in NHS England guidance, means GPs are now routinely prevented from prescribing any treatment for the parasites. […]Continue Reading ...
Men who use androgenic anabolic steroids—such as testosterone—may face a higher risk of early death and of experiencing more hospital admissions, according to a new Journal of Internal Medicine study. For the study, 545 men who used androgenic anabolic steroids were matched with 5,450 controls. In addition, 644 men who were sanctioned because they refused […]Continue Reading ...
Stephen Mandile, right, an Iraq War veteran from Uxbridge, Mass., is the first to purchase recreational marijuana at the Cultivate dispensary on the first day of legal sales, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Leicester, Mass. Cultivate is one of the first two shops permitted to sell recreational marijuana in the eastern United States, more than […]Continue Reading ...
Matt Hurt shows his five-year-old son how to swing a baseball bat. A new study suggests that fathers can give their children a genetic head start on a healthy metabolism by exercising prior to conception. Credit: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Men who want to have children in the near future should consider […]Continue Reading ...
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