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This report summarizes results from the 2017 national YRBS for 121 health-related behaviors and for obesity, overweight, and asthma by demographic subgroups defined by sex, race/ethnicity, and grade in school and by sexual minority status; updates the numbers of sexual minority students nationwide; and describes overall trends in health-related behaviors during 1991-2017. This reports also summarizes results from 39 state and 21 large urban school district surveys with weighted data for the 2017 YRBSS cycle by sex and sexual minority status (where available). RESULTS: Results from the 2017 national YRBS indicated that...
Source: MMWR Surveill Summ - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Surveill Summ Source Type: research
The YRBS monitors six categories of priority health behaviors among high school students-behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity-plus the prevalence of obesity and asthma.
Source: HSR Information Central - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conclusion: Allergic diseases seem to be linked to several risk factors in our population of school children. Many environmental factors might be incriminated in these allergic diseases.
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, the effects of A. cepa aqueous-alcoholic extract on tracheal responsiveness, lung inflammatory cells and phospholipase A2 (PLA2) level in bronchoalveolar fluid (BALF) of asthmatic rats were examined. Wistar rats were randomly divided into control group (C), asthmatic group (A), asthmatic group (A) treated with A. cepa extract (AC, 0.175, 0.35, and 0.7 mg/mL) and dexamethasone (D, 1.25 μg/mL). The extract of A. cepa and dexamethasone were added to animal's drinking water during sensitization period. Tracheal responsiveness to methacholine and ovalbumin, lung inflammatory cells and PLA2 level in BALF were a...
Source: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
AbstractLaryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is a life threatening airway problem that is mainly caused by prolonged intubation. The authors intend to assess whether there was variability in the risk factors depending on age, and to determine which risk factors and comorbidities were more important in the development of LTS at older or younger ages. Fifty-two LTS patients were evaluated for comorbidities and risk factors retrospectively. The LTS etiologies, demographics, and medical and surgical histories of the patients were determined by the medical records. The patients under 40  years old were defined as group 1, and th...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusion Chronic respiratory disease in patients with stable IHD is frequent but often missed due to overlap of symptoms. Spirometry is a simple tool to recognize the underlying pulmonary condition and patients respond favorably with appropriate treatment
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewSevere anaphylaxis is a generalized reaction in which cardiovascular and respiratory involvement lead to a fatal or near-fatal outcome. Triggers of severe anaphylaxis differ from one age group to another and are mostly represented by drugs and hymenoptera stings in adults and food in children. Several risk factors and cofactors can increase the odds of severe anaphylaxis by different and still undefined mechanisms.Recent findingsMajor risk factors for severe anaphylaxis include old age, male sex, and preexisting medical conditions such as mast cell disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and uncontroll...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
This article reviews this relationship and provides recommendations for management. Keywords: Insomnia, sleep disorder, psychiatric disorder, depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder Insomnia affects 25 million people in the United States annually and leads to an estimated $100 billion health care burden. Insomnia has also been shown to be a causal factor in other medical and psychiatric disorders, cognitive impairments, accidents, absenteeism, and reduced quality of life.1 The cost of not treating insomnia is more than the cost of treating insomnia.2 Insomnia as a symptom is seen in up to one third of the Un...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Review anxiety disorder depression insomnia psychiatric disorder psychosis schizophrenia sleep disorder Source Type: research
In 2010, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine published the first summary guidelines on how to effectively treat nightmare disorder (Aurora et al., 2010). Based on a comprehensive review of the literature, the two top interventions were psychological and pharmacological. They are Imagery Rehearsal Therapy (IRT) and venlafaxine or Prazosin. The data show the two interventions as comparable in efficacy and, therefore, a trial of the psychological intervention — before medications — is usually recommended. The context and nature of the nightmares, of course, are central to how best to use this approach and, thus...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Creativity Dreams Health-related PTSD Research Sleep Trauma Treatment blue light Dreaming Imagery Rehearsal Therapy lucid dreaming Night Terrors nightmare disorder Nightmares Sleep Disorder Source Type: blogs
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