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E-cigarettes may help more than 50,000 smokers to stop smoking in England each year
A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction found a positive link between the number of people in England giving up smoking when using e-cigarettes to try and quit. (2019-10-17)
Frequent drinking is greater risk factor for heart rhythm disorder than binge drinking
Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, according to research published today in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-10-17)
Competitive people are more prone to drug consumption
A Psychology research team at the University of Cordoba (Spain) studied how personality influences substance abuse among young people. (2019-10-16)
Nicotine addiction linked to diabetes through a DNA-regulating gene in animal models
Researchers have discovered a mechanism in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (2019-10-16)
Preclinical research helps explain why fatty livers are more susceptible to cancer
Fatty liver disease is contributing to an increase in liver cancer and basic scientists at The University of Texas Health Science at Houston (UTHealth) have new insight as to why. (2019-10-16)
Introduce standard units for cannabis to improve mental health
A unit system for cannabis, similar to the one used for alcohol, could help people monitor consumption and reduce the risk of adverse health effects. (2019-10-15)
Prevention of alcohol and other drug overuse among young adult nightclub patrons
A new program developed by researchers at the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation demonstrates that Nightclub Safety Plans (NSPs) help keep drinkers safe. (2019-10-14)
Cuts in alcohol duty linked to 2000 more alcohol-related deaths in England
Government cuts to alcohol taxes have had dramatic consequences for public health, including nearly 2000 more alcohol-related deaths in England since 2012, according to new research from the University of Sheffield's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). (2019-10-11)
National focus on overdose prevention should include alcohol too, study suggests
The need to prevent and rapidly treat opioid overdoses is in the spotlight. (2019-10-11)
GPs stopped giving alcohol advice to patients when they stopped being paid to do so
When the Department of Health (England) introduced financial incentives to encourage general practitioners (GPs) to talk to patients about their drinking in April 2008, there was a small, gradual increase in screening and the provision of alcohol advice. (2019-10-10)
Study in rats suggests special occasion drinking during pregnancy may cause harm
If you thought a glass or two of alcohol on special occasions was safe during pregnancy, think again. (2019-10-09)
New addiction treatments hold promise for stemming the opioid crisis, scientists say
Concerns over the opioid epidemic have sparked a strong scientific interest in why some people become addicted while others don't. (2019-10-08)
Four Loko continues to wreak havoc among young drinkers
Supersized alcopops -- such as Four Loko -- are sugary high alcohol beverages containing up to 5.5 standard drinks of alcohol in one 23.5 oz. can. (2019-10-08)
The Lancet: Evidence of mistreatment of women during childbirth in four low-income countries
Physical and verbal abuse during childbirth peaked between 30 minutes before birth until 15 minutes after birth, and mistreatment was more common in younger, less educated women, according to a study in The Lancet which combined observations of 2,016 women during labour and childbirth with surveys of 2,672 women post-childbirth in Ghana, Guinea, Myanmar, and Nigeria. (2019-10-08)
New evidence on the mistreatment of women during childbirth
New evidence from a World Health Organization (WHO)-led study in four countries shows more than one-third of women experience mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities. (2019-10-08)
Four UC Davis studies report on key issues in preventing gun violence
Three research studies by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) -- all embargoed for release in Health Affairs Oct. (2019-10-07)
Fathers-to-be should avoid alcohol six months before conception
Aspiring parents should both avoid drinking alcohol prior to conception to protect against congenital heart defects, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-10-03)
In Russia, declines in alcohol consumption and mortality have gone hand in hand
Since the early 2000s, Russia has seen significant declines in overall alcohol consumption, and a new review shows that there has been a parallel, steep decline in the country's mortality rates as well. (2019-10-03)
The relationship between lifetime drinking and non-fatal acute myocardial infarction
New research from the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation suggests that the impact of alcohol consumption on coronary heart disease may be underestimated. (2019-10-03)
Sexual minority women more likely to smoke while drinking alcohol than heterosexual women
Sexual minority women are more likely to smoke cigarettes when drinking alcohol than heterosexual women, according to new University at Buffalo research. (2019-10-02)
Handgun purchasers with a prior DUI have a greater risk for serious violence, study finds
Legal purchasers of handguns with a prior DUI conviction have a greater risk of a future arrest for a violent offense -- including murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault and for firearm-related violent crimes. (2019-09-30)
Georgia State research finds early life racial discrimination linked to depression, accelerated aging
Early life stress from racial discrimination puts African Americans at greater risk for accelerated aging, a marker for premature development of serious health problems and perhaps a shorter life expectancy, according to a study led by a Georgia State University psychology researcher. (2019-09-30)
Study examines alcohol consumption, risk of dementia in older adults
This observational study examined alcohol consumption and the risk of dementia and cognitive decline in older adults with or without mild cognitive impairment (MCI). (2019-09-27)
Monkeys like alcohol at low concentrations, but probably not due to the calories
Fruit-eating monkeys show a preference for concentrations of alcohol found in fermenting fruit, but do not seem to use alcohol as a source of supplementary calories, according to a study by researchers from Linköping University, Sweden, and the Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. (2019-09-25)
Minimum pricing policy appears to have cut spending on alcohol in Scotland
The introduction of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland appears to have been successful in reducing the amount of alcohol purchased and, by inference, consumption by households, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2019-09-25)
Child abuse associated with physiologically detected hot flashes
Childhood abuse has been shown to lead to an array of health problems later in life. (2019-09-24)
Simple lifestyle modifications key to preventing large percentage of breast cancer cases
Expert reports estimate that one in three breast cancer cases could be prevented by lifestyle modifications. (2019-09-24)
Depression and binge-drinking more common among military partners
New research from King's College London suggests that depression and binge-drinking are more common among the female partners of UK military personnel than among comparable women outside the military community. (2019-09-23)
Alcohol-producing gut bacteria could cause liver damage even in people who don't drink
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the build-up of fat in the liver due to factors other than alcohol, but its cause remains unknown. (2019-09-19)
Alarming number of heart infections tied to opioid epidemic
As the nationwide opioid epidemic continues, more young people are developing a life-threatening heart infection that can result from drug abuse. (2019-09-18)
Study: Spend more on housing, teens in foster care are less likely to be homeless, jailed
New research: Spend more on transitional housing and teens in foster care are less likely to be homeless, jailed. (2019-09-18)
Teen e-cigarette use doubles since 2017
Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders show alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use compared to just a year ago, with rates doubling in the past two years. (2019-09-18)
When is a child an adult?
When does childhood end? That's the question international researchers are asking as they chart age cut-offs for paediatric services around the world. (2019-09-18)
Not the hairstyle, but the content: Hair indicates whether wild animals were 'stressed'
Scientists of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) have now demonstrated that the 'stress' hormone cortisol is deposited in hair of wild mongooses in Portugal and determined baselines for cortisol in these carnivores. (2019-09-17)
Suicide risk factors vary by ethnic group
A University of Houston professor of psychology is reporting that suicide risk factors vary by ethnic group. (2019-09-17)
New research: More than every second female homicide is committed by the partner
Intimate partner homicide - that is women who are killed by their partner - constitutes a significant proportion of the homicide statistics in Denmark. (2019-09-16)
Measuring ethanol's deadly twin
ETH Zurich researchers have developed an inexpensive, handheld measuring device that can distinguish between methanol and potable alcohol. (2019-09-16)
For kids who face trauma, good neighbors or teachers can save their longterm health
New research shows just how important positive childhood experiences are for long-term health, especially for those who experience significant adversity as a child. (2019-09-16)
Can sex trafficking be prevented?
The high-profile case of Jeffrey Epstein has shined a light on the reality that minors are being commercially sexually exploited, and that sexual exploitation can happen in any neighborhood, city, state, or country. (2019-09-16)
Analysis of studies into alcohol consumption in people with type 2 diabetes suggests
An meta-analysis of studies presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-16)
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