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Incentives can reduce alcohol use among American Indian and Alaska Native people

The researchers’ findings showed that participants who were given A low-cost, easy-to-administer intervention that uses small prizes and other incentives to reward alcohol abstinence can serve as an effective tool to reduce alcohol use among American Indian and Alaska Native communities, new research suggests. Published today in JAMA Psychiatry, the study tested a culturally adapted […]

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The joys of living alone – archive, 1931

To live alone! To feel that you mayShut up the flatAnd farm out the catAnd put the char’s latchkey just under the matif a thrush on the window-sill tells you to goand pick snowdrops! Never again to have to eat when someone else is hungry; or to put out all the lights at someone else’s […]

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Researchers explore relationship between maternal microbiota and neonatal antibody response

A healthy system of gut bacteria, or microbiota, is crucial to health: Gut bacteria not only aid with digestion, but also play an important role in the body’s immune response. Infants, however, are not born with full-fledged gut microbiota, which makes it difficult for them to fight off intestinal infections. Although little is known about […]

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Evolution drives autism and other conditions to occur much more frequently in boys

Evolutionary forces drive a glaring gender imbalance in the occurrence of many health conditions, including autism, a team of genetics researchers has concluded. The human genome has evolved to favor the inheritance of very different characteristics in males and females, which in turn makes men more vulnerable to a host of physical and mental health […]

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Researchers illuminate potential precursors of blood cancers

Utah researchers report significant new insights into the development of blood cancers. In work published today in Blood Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, scientists describe an analysis of published data from more than 7,000 patients diagnosed with leukemia and other blood disorders. Their findings provide new clues about mutations […]

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Accelerating gains in abdominal fat during menopause tied to heart disease risk

Women who experience an accelerated accumulation of abdominal fat during menopause are at greater risk of heart disease, even if their weight stays steady, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis published today in the journal Menopause. The study—based on a quarter century of data collected on hundreds of women—suggests […]

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USPSTF urges screening young women for chlamydia, gonorrhea

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea for all sexually active women aged 24 years and younger and for women older than 25 years at increased risk for infection. These recommendations form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online March 2. Amy Cantor, M.D., M.P.H., from the […]