You can predict ‘the marrying type’

13 March 2014
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Sometimes, after meeting a friend’s significant other, someone will observe that the man or woman in question is “the marrying type.” Others around will nod wisely and pensively sip their drinks. (I imagine this sort of thing happens in a dimly lit bar, where the friends have convened to imbibe and pass judgment.) What exactly identifies this person as the marrying type is unclear—maybe it’s a certain sparkle in their eye, or maybe they have helpfully tattooed a dotted outline on their left ring finger where a wedding ring might go. But science is not satisfied with these clues. Science...

High mortality from Alzheimer’s disease

13 March 2014
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Light drinking ‘is preterm risk’

13 March 2014
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11 March 2014 Last updated at 03:15 ET Even moderate drinking during the earliest months of pregnancy may be damaging, say researchers in Leeds. Their study is the latest in a long debate over whether it is safe to drink at all during pregnancy. The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggest the chances of premature birth increased. The NHS recommends people avoid alcohol during pregnancy or when trying to conceive. But says if people...

Light drinking ‘is preterm risk’

12 March 2014
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11 March 2014 Last updated at 03:15 ET Even moderate drinking during the earliest months of pregnancy may be damaging, say researchers in Leeds. Their study is the latest in a long debate over whether it is safe to drink at all during pregnancy. The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggest the chances of premature birth increased. The NHS recommends people avoid alcohol during pregnancy or when trying to conceive. But says if people...

Light drinking ‘is preterm risk’

11 March 2014
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11 March 2014 Last updated at 03:15 ET Even moderate drinking during the earliest months of pregnancy may be damaging, say researchers in Leeds. Their study is the latest in a long debate over whether it is safe to drink at all during pregnancy. The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggest the chances of premature birth increased. The NHS recommends people avoid alcohol during pregnancy or when trying to conceive. But says if people...

Ugandans petition court over controversial anti-homosexuality law

11 March 2014
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KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandans opposed to a new anti-homosexuality law that punishes gay sex with long jail sentences have filed a constitutional petition alleging that the law violates fundamental rights. The Anti-Homosexuality Act metes out jail terms of up to life for “aggravated homosexuality” while “aiding and abetting homosexuality” is punishable by seven year prison sentences. Some Western donors have cut aid to Uganda in protest. The punishments are some of the harshest in Africa, a continent where homosexuality is broadly taboo and illegal in 37 countries. Fear...

Is substance abuse coverage as equal as required?

11 March 2014
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Destination Hope Pyschiatric Nurse Michael Taylor, left, confers with Linda Milano, ARNP (Pyschiatric Nurse Practicioner) during a daily clinical staff meeting.(Photo: Ana Zangroniz for USA TODAY) Insurance plans that cover substance abuse treatment must provide the same level of care and cost sharing as they do for other medical issues, but treatment centers say disagreement over what this means leaves many alcoholics and drug addicts without the coverage they need. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 required comparable cost sharing and treatment for major medical needs...

Do brain workouts work?

11 March 2014
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Blood test may predict early Alzheimer’s Disease

11 March 2014
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By ABC News By Danielle Krol, MD (@dailydoseMD) A blood test for early Alzheimer’s disease may be on the horizon, according to a new small study that links substances found in blood to mental decline three years later. Researchers at Georgetown University developed a test that looks for 10 substances in the blood known as cell membrane lipids — substances that they believe may be connected to the breakdown of certain cells in the brain. What they found was that people who had lower levels of these substances — even if they showed no signs of Alzheimer’s or mild cognitive impairment —...

Lack of sleep tied to more health risks for obese adolescents

08 March 2014
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For overweight and obese adolescents, a lack of sleep may be linked to to a higher risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke, Counsel and Heal reported. In a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers worked with a group of 37 teens between ages 11 and 17. They measured participants’ fasting cholesterol and blood sugar, waist circumference, body mass index and blood pressure to determine their cardiometabolic risk score. Participants also wore physical activity monitors for seven days to track their physical activity and sleep. The results found that only one-third...

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