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Gender and Memory in Binge Drinking Adolescents Gender and Memory in Binge Drinking Adolescents
This study examined the effects of acute exposure to alcohol on learning and memory in adolescent men and women. Are females more vulnerable to the neurotoxic impact on cognition then males?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Oxytocin Promotes Altruistic Punishment Oxytocin Promotes Altruistic Punishment
The findings of this study suggest that the neural circuits underlying altruistic punishment are partly targeted by the oxytonergic system, which plays a crucial role in cooperative behavior.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Brain Activation to Food Cues Across the Menstrual Cycle Brain Activation to Food Cues Across the Menstrual Cycle
A new study takes a look at the mechanisms that drive eating behaviors throughout the menstrual cycle.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Illusions Regarding H. pylori Trials and Treatment Guidelines Illusions Regarding H. pylori Trials and Treatment Guidelines
In this commentary, the author points out major flaws in treatment studies and meta-analyses pertaining to H. pylori eradication therapy. Are we overlooking the most important detail?Gut (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Designing an Optimal Screening Program for Unknown AF Designing an Optimal Screening Program for Unknown AF
This study used computer simulations to determine an optimal age and evaluate the value of repeated screenings.Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Substantial injuries influence ranking position in young elite athletes of athletics, cross-country skiing, orienteering - von Rosen P, Heijne A.
The relationship between injury and performance in young athletes is scarcely studied. The aim of this study was therefore to explore the association between injury prevalence and ranking position among adolescent elite athletes. 162 male and female adoles... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reward system activation in response to alcohol advertisements predicts college drinking - Courtney AL, Rapuano KM, Sargent JD, Heatherton TF, Kelley WM.
In this study, we assess whether activation of the brain's reward system in response to alcohol advertisements is associated with college drinking. Previous research has established a relationship between exposure to alcohol marketing and undera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Poisoning by psychopharmacological drugs in Azerbaijan: the results of 8-year prospective observation - Afandiyev I, Azizov V.
Acute poisoning of chemical etiology is a significant global public health problem. The aim of this study was the analysis of the toxicoepidemiological structure of psychopharmacological drugs poisoning in Azerbaijan. We collected and analyzed the data on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Profiles by suicide methods: an analysis of older adults - Koo YW, Kolves K, De Leo D.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate choice of suicide method in individuals aged 65  years and over. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Queensland Suicide Register, Australia. Univariate and multi-variate logistic regression analy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Patterns and correlates of co-occurrence among multiple types of child maltreatment - Kim K, Mennen FE, Trickett PK.
This study examined the patterns and correlates of the types of maltreatment experienced by adolescents aged 9-12, participating in an ongoing longitudinal study on the impact of neglect on children's development. Using case record abstraction, the study c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Qualitative assessment of pregnant women's perceptions of infant sleep boxes - Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Redmond ML, Smith S, Brown M, Kuhlmann SN, Engel M, Benton M.
Although several states have implemented programs providing boxes for infant sleep, safe sleep experts express concern regarding the paucity of safety and efficacy research on boxes. The purpose of this study was to assess pregnant women's perceptions rega... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Job insecurity and depression among automobile sales workers: a longitudinal study in South Korea - Kim Y, Kim SS.
BACKGROUND: Job insecurity, the subjective perception of fear due to uncertainty about job continuity, could have long-term health effects. We aimed to examine the effect of job insecurity on depression among automobile sales workers in South Korea. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Short-term outcomes following concussion in the NFL: a study of player longevity, performance, and financial loss - Navarro SM, Sokunbi OF, Haeberle HS, Schickendantz MS, Mont MA, Figler RA, Ramkumar PN.
BACKGROUND: A short-term protocol for evaluation of National Football League (NFL) athletes incurring concussion has yet to be fully defined and framed in the context of the short-term potential team and career longevity, financial risk, and performance. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk management interventions to reduce injuries and maximize economic benefits in U.S. mining - Griffin SC, Bui DP, Gowrisankaran G, Lutz EA, He C, Hu C, Burgess JL.
This study aims to identify effective RM interventions in the U.S. mining industry. METHODS: RM inter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The mechanics of corneal deformation and rupture for penetrating injury in the human eye - Rau A, Lovald ST, Nissman S, McNulty J, Ochoa JA, Baldwinson M.
Penetrating eye injuries are surgical emergencies with guarded visual prognosis. The purpose of the current study was to determine the force required to rupture the cornea with a penetrating object, and to study how this force is affected by the object geo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Posterior cruciate ligament injuries of the knee at the National Football League Combine: an imaging and epidemiology study - Logan CA, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Sanchez G, Chahla J, Kennedy NI, Cinque ME, LaPrade RF, Whalen JM, Vopat BG, Price MD, Provencher MT.
PURPOSE: To determine the epidemiology by player position, examination, imaging findings, and associated injuries of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries in players participating in the National Football League (NFL) Combine. METHODS: All PCL... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Seeing the signs: using the course of residual depressive symptomatology to predict patterns of relapse and recurrence of major depressive disorder - Verhoeven FEA, Wardenaar KJ, Ruh é HGE, Conradi HJ, de Jonge P.
This study aimed to (1) identify ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Prevalence of intimate partner violence and associated factors amongst women attending antenatal care at Outapi clinic, Namibia: a descriptive survey - Bikinesi LT, Mash R, Joyner K.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant and largely hidden public health problem for all women and, during pregnancy, can have significant effects on the health of both mother and the unborn baby. Previous Namibian studies suggest rate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Sexual homicides in China: exploring the offender, victim, and offense characteristics - Chan HCO, Li F, Liu S, Lu X, Jia H.
Nearly all information available on sexual homicides are limited to studies conducted in the West. Little is known about sexual homicides that occurred in China. The current study is arguably the first to explore the offender, victim, and offense character... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Genomic blood test predicts survival rates after surgery for advanced heart failure
UCLA HealthDr. Mario DengFINDINGSAn experimental blood test developed at UCLA that uses gene activity data from immune cells was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for people with advanced heart failure who had surgery to implant mechanical circulatory support devices.BACKGROUNDMechanical circulatory support devices, such as ventricular assist devices and temporary total artificial hearts, can be surgically implanted in people with advanced heart failure to help the heart ’s pumping function.But people with advanced heart failure often also suffer from multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, which can lead to...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The BMJ Holiday Issue: Rain Doesn't Mean More Joint Pain; Wine Glasses Getting Bigger
In the spirit of the holidays, we've selected two light-hearted studies from The BMJ's Christmas issue. In the first, doctors'visits for joint or... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Seasonal flu kills more globally than previously thought: U.S. study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - As many as 646,000 people are dying globally from seasonal influenza each year, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, a rise from earlier assessments of the disease's death toll. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seasonal Flu Deaths More Common Worldwide Than Expected Seasonal Flu Deaths More Common Worldwide Than Expected
A new CDC study shows that up to 646,000 people a year worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses, with some groups and regions hit harder than others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Are Bearded Men More Sexist Than Their Clean-Shaven Peers?
In 2016, a study made headlines for finding that men who sported facial hair were more likely to endorse sexist attitudes compared to their clean-shaven peers. Now a new study finds no such link. What ’s going on: Are bearded men more sexist or not? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zhana Vrangalova, Contributor Source Type: news

Can the Weather Make Bones and Joints Ache?
A new study concludes that changes in the weather do not bring on pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Weather Bones Joints (Body Part) Rain Source Type: news

U.S. study sheds light on how Zika causes nerve disorder
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A new study sheds light on how the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes a rare neurological condition, and the findings could have implications for companies working on Zika vaccines, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Graphic Point-of-Sale Cigarette Warnings May Encourage Teen Smoking (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High-risk teens more likely to smoke after viewing images in lab study (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study: The medical community isn’t prepared for the looming pandemic of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s
(Natural News) Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease plaguing people today, with an estimated 1 million Americans are battling this illness – more than Lou Gehrig’s disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis combined. Parkinson’s causes certain nerve cells in the brain to die, affecting movement and causing worsening tremors and stiffness. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution and asthma: People living in tree-lined neighborhoods have fewer attacks
(Natural News) According to a recent study, people who reside in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be hospitalized due to asthma if there are a lot of trees in their neighborhood. Based on a study by the University of Exeter‘s medical school, the effect of urban greenery on asthma implies that our respiratory health can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: New Treatment To Help Kids With Multiple Food Allergies
BOSTON (CBS) – Doctors may soon have a new option to treat kids with multiple food allergies. Researchers at Stanford University studied 48 children between the ages of 4 and 15 who have allergies to more than one food. They found that more than 80% of those treated with a combination of an asthma drug, Xolair, and an oral medication which helps block the body’s immune response, were able to eat at least two grams of two or more foods to which they were allergic. The allergies included milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. About 30% percent of people with food allergies are allergic to more than on...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Source Type: news

New study has found exercise to be the best way to prevent falls among elderly
(Natural News) More than just being more prone to falling, the elderly are highly susceptible to fall-related injuries as well. In fact, falls are regarded as the leading cause of injury, hospital admission, and death among those aged 65 and above. Yet according to researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, fall prevention can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearby Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weights
Newborn babies face a greater risk of health problems if they live close to a "fracking" site, a new large-scale study contends. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-smoking posters may make teens want to smoke more
Behavioral scientists at RAND Corporation who conducted the study said they believe it could be a defensive reaction from teens who don't want to be told what to do. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-TAVI Heart-Failure Readmissions Common, Hard to Predict Post-TAVI Heart-Failure Readmissions Common, Hard to Predict
A new study finds a strong link between CHF readmissions after transcatheter aortic-valve implantation and mortality but no easy answers on how to avert it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Witnessing Terror Event Can Lead to Daily Migraines (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study done in young survivors of 2011 mass shooting in Norway (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Head and neck cancer survivors have long-lasting cognitive problems
(Reuters Health) - Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in cognitive function than people who don ’t have these tumors, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby
A new study found a small increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect if Ritalin/Concerta  (methylphenidate) was taken by the mother-to-be. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CytoSorbents wins German gov ’ t funding for CytoSorb endocarditis trial
CytoSorbents (OTC:CTSO) said this week it won funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for a randomized controlled trial exploring the use of its CytoSorb blood purification technology for treating infective endocarditis. The newly funded randomized, controlled, multi-center Remove trial aims to enroll 250 patients to explore the safety and efficacy of intraoperative CytoSorb in patients with dangerous bacterial heart valve infections during valve replacement surgeries and cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, the Monmouth, N.J.-based company said. The study’s goal is to demonstrate improv...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Clinical Trials CytoSorbents Corp. Source Type: news

Rain May Not Cause Achy Joints After All
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Many people insist their joints ache more when it rains. But that popular notion might be all wet, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1.5 million older Americans found that people were no more likely to visit... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Shift work linked to burnout in sleep-deprived nurses
(Reuters Health) - Shift-work nurses who have sleep problems are more likely to experience career burnout that has the potential to compromise their job performance, a small Italian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fracking Linked to Negative Health Effects in Infants, Study Says
Babies born to mothers who lived near fracking wells during pregnancy are more likely to experience negative health effects than babies born elsewhere, according to new research. Researchers behind the study, published in the journal Science Advances, found that living within 1 km (0.6 miles) of a fracking well during pregnancy increased odds of low birth weight by 25%. Low birth rates are associated with a slew of different health effects later in life, including various illnesses and developmental problems. The effect was lower but still significant in babies whose mother lived between 1 and 3 km (1.9 miles) from a well ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Babies energy fracking fracking ban health infant health Source Type: news

Babies born to moms who lived near fracking wells faced host of health risks, study suggests
After combing through a decade ’s worth of Pennsylvania birth records, researchers have found that pregnant women living within two-thirds of a mile of a hydraulic fracturing well were 25% more likely to give birth to a worryingly small infant than were women who lived at least 10 miles outside... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

27% of California adolescents are gender nonconforming, study finds
A new UCLA study finds that 27 percent, or 796,000, of California ’s youth, ages 12 to 17, report they are viewed by others as gender nonconforming at school.The study also assessed differences in mental health among gender nonconforming youth and gender conforming youth in the state, and found no significant difference in the rates of lifetime suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts between gender nonconforming youth and their gender conforming peers. However, gender nonconforming youth were more than twice as likely to have experienced psychological distress in the past year.“The data show that more than one i...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

World Bank plans to name and shame countries on health spending
Study shows less than half the world’s population has access to essential services (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Video game helps emergency room doctors triage more effectively
With mounting pressure in emergency rooms, doctors need to be able to make a quick, accurate triage of patients ’ needs. But that doesn’t always happen. In non-acute trauma centers, 30 percent of severely injured patients are not transferred as recommended by clinical practice guidelines.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mixing business with pleasure is bad for your health
A study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland showed those who bring work home with them are more likely to suffer from exhaustion and have a lower sense of well-being. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many With Early Breast Cancer Are Skipping Chemo
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Fewer women with early stage breast cancer are turning to chemotherapy to fight their disease, a new study finds. " For patients with early stage breast cancer, we've seen a significant decline in chemotherapy use over... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Explore the all NEW Executive Education and Strategic Alliances Division within the School of Nursing.
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Firefighters May Face Higher Odds for Skin Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Exposure to firefighting chemicals may be one reason why Florida firefighters have a higher-than-normal rate of skin cancer, a new study suggests. The researchers analyzed data from almost 2,400 firefighters statewide... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another Legacy of Terror Attacks: Migraines
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 -- Survivors of terror attacks may be at risk of developing frequent migraines or tension-type headaches, a new study suggests. Norwegian researchers examined the aftermath of a 2011 terrorist attack on a summer camp in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news