Thousands of genetic variants may influence smoking and alcohol use
In a study of nearly 3.4 million people, almost 4000 genetic variants were linked to how much alcohol a person drinks a week, the age some start smoking and whether they quit the habit (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

We ’re rushing the use of psychedelics as medicine, researchers say
Colorado has become the second US state to legalise psychedelic drugs for medicinal uses, but psychedelics research lags far behind studies on other drugs (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

The Seven-Day Sleep Prescription review: Getting real about sleep
Everyone needs great sleep,  but this is tough in a world where other basic needs - like earning a living – jockey for position. Luckily, The Seven-Day Sleep Prescription has new ideas about how to be pragmatic about sleep (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Design and evaluation of two educational media in the form of animation and games to promote the cutaneous leishmaniasis prevention behaviors in adolescent female
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) has social and psychological effects on different groups, especially adolescents and young girls in 98 countries of the world, in addition to the economic burden. Therefore, it is ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Masoumeh Alidosti, Hossein Shahnazi, Zahra Heidari and Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Socio-temporal contextual and community factors associated with daily exclusive ENDS use and dual use with tobacco cigarettes among adolescent vapers: an ecological momentary assessment study
Adolescents who dual use ENDS with tobacco cigarettes are more likely to have an increased risk of developing dependence. Yet, little is understood about the factors driving dual use among adolescents. The cur... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa H. Abadi, Stephen R. Shamblen, Kirsten Thompson, Sharon Lipperman-Kreda, Joel Grube, Bonnie O. Richard and Camila Aramburu Tags: Research Source Type: research

To what extent do Australian child and youth health, and education wellbeing policies, address the social determinants of health and health equity?: a policy analysis study
Children and youth are an important population group requiring specific policies to address their needs. In Australia, most children and youth are doing well, however, certain equity groups are not. To address... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Clare Littleton and Caitlin Reader Tags: Research Source Type: research

Changes in all-cause and cause-specific mortality during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota: population-based study
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in unprecedented increases in mortality in the U.S. and worldwide. To better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mortality in the state of Minnesota, U.S.A., we cha... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rozalina G. McCoy, Ronna L. Campbell, Aidan F. Mullan, Colin M. Bucks, Casey M. Clements, R. Ross Reichard and Molly M. Jeffery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of 3-months isoniazid and rifapentine compared to 9-months isoniazid for latent tuberculosis infection: a systematic review
We conducted a systematic review examining the cost effectiveness of a 3-month course of isoniazid and rifapentine, known as 3HP, given by directly observed treatment, compared to 9  months of isoniazid that is... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wendy A. Lai, Kaitlyn Brethour, Olivia D ’Silva, Richard E. Chaisson and Alice A. Zwerling Tags: Research Source Type: research

AI listens to toilet sounds to guess whether people have diarrhoea
An artificial intelligence that can detect diarrhoea with 98 per cent accuracy from recordings of toilet sounds could help track outbreaks of diseases, such as cholera (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

What we know so far about strep A child deaths in the UK
Nobody knows for sure why more children than usual have died due to the group A streptococcus bacterium this year, but increased mixing and viral infections may be factors (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Exploring experiences of binge-watching and perceived addictiveness among binge-watchers: a qualitative study
Recent advances in technology and the Internet have led to the emergence of a phenomenon known as binge-watching. This qualitative study aims to explore experiences and perceptions of binge-watching behavior. ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yen-Jung Chang and Ching-Yi Peng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Associations between smoking status and involvement of personal and professional relations among individuals reporting symptoms related to a diagnosis of lung cancer: a population-based study
This study of individuals reporting symptoms related to diagnosis of lung cancer has the follow... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Frederik Vognsgaard, Lisa Maria Sele S ætre, Sanne Rasmussen and Dorte Ejg Jarbøl Tags: Research Source Type: research

Physical activity in pregnancy: a mixed methods process evaluation of the FitMum randomised controlled trial interventions
Physical activity (PA) at moderate intensity is recommended for healthy pregnant women. The three-arm FitMum randomised controlled trial showed that it was possible to increase PA level during pregnancy with s... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Signe de Place Knudsen, Caroline Borup Roland, Saud Abdulaziz Alomairah, Anne Dsane Jessen, Stig Molsted, Tine D. Clausen, Ellen L økkegaard, Bente Stallknecht, Julie Bønnelycke, Jane M. Bendix and Helle Terkildsen Maindal Tags: Research Source Type: research

Weight changes and the incidence of depressive symptom in the middle-aged and older adults: findings from the Chinese nationwide cohort study
Previous studies, predominantly in Western individuals, have reported weight gain or weight loss are related to the increased depressive symptoms at all ages, but no study of depressive symptoms has examined i... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lin Zhang, Jin-long Li, Lei-lei Guo, Guang Xu, Liu Yang, Congzhi Wang, Ting Yuan, Dongmei Zhang, Jing Li, Yunxiao Lei, Lu Sun, Xiaoping Li, Ying Hua, Hengying Che and Haiyang Liu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Exploring arts-based interventions for youth substance use prevention: a scoping review of literature
There is a rise in problematic substance use among Canadian youth, which is precipitating a public health crisis. Interventions are needed to empower youth to mitigate substance use risks. Active youth involve... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoffrey Maina, Yiyan Li, Yiting Fang, Jonathan Amoyaw, Mamata Pandey, Thea Herzog, Daniel Nkrumah, Jordan Sherstobitoff and Ghazal Mousavian Tags: Research Source Type: research