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Shorter and longer reproductive durations can raise risk of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women

Shorter and longer reproductive durations can raise risk of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women

Using data from the Women's Health Initiative, a new study has found that women with reproductive-period durations of less than 30 years had a 37% increased risk of type 2 diabetes compared with women whose reproductive durations were somewhere in the middle (36 to 40 years). [More]
UC Riverside investigators to study impact of drought on public health

UC Riverside investigators to study impact of drought on public health

Drought and extreme temperatures continue to challenge policymakers in California and globally who grapple with managing limited water resources. [More]
Study shows workplace conditions may contribute to gender-based job stress

Study shows workplace conditions may contribute to gender-based job stress

Social scientists have long known that women working in numerically male-dominated occupations like physics and firefighting report experiencing workplace stress, but men who work in numerically female-dominated occupations like nursing and child care do not. [More]
VMS during menopause transition linked to sociodemographic, psychosocial factors

VMS during menopause transition linked to sociodemographic, psychosocial factors

More data analysis about hot flashes from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation has been published today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. [More]
Medical marijuana reduces use of prescription drugs, research finds

Medical marijuana reduces use of prescription drugs, research finds

Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare's prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to University of Georgia researchers in a study published today in the July issue of Health Affairs. [More]
Religious attendance can help decrease pornography viewing in adolescents

Religious attendance can help decrease pornography viewing in adolescents

A new study authored by University of Calgary researchers in the Journal of Adolescence examines the pornography viewing habits of adolescents and observes the way in which religious attendance significantly tempers such actions. [More]
SAGE encyclopedia provides more insight into lives of LGBTQ individuals

SAGE encyclopedia provides more insight into lives of LGBTQ individuals

Despite recent advancements, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals continue to face discrimination and other challenges related to school experiences, family formation, aging, and more. [More]
African Americans perceive depression as weakness rather than health condition

African Americans perceive depression as weakness rather than health condition

Depression in African Americans, according to Sirry Alang, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Lehigh University, is expressed in ways that are inconsistent with symptoms of depression laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. [More]
Early childhood behavioral problems have larger impact on educational achievement for boys than girls

Early childhood behavioral problems have larger impact on educational achievement for boys than girls

A new study finds that behavioral problems in early childhood have a larger negative effect on high school and college completion rates for boys than girls, which partially explains the substantial gender gap in educational attainment that currently exists in the United States. [More]
Study uncovers racial, working class discrimination in private mental health care market

Study uncovers racial, working class discrimination in private mental health care market

A new study suggests that psychotherapists discriminate against prospective patients who are black or working class. [More]

Alcohol drinking problem makes people less satisfied with life

Research suggests people are momentarily happier when drinking alcohol -- but that over longer periods, drinking more does not make them more satisfied with life. [More]

New study finds precipitous decline in homicide victimization rates for two minority groups in the U.S.

A new study reveals that while homicide victimization rates declined for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the United States from 1990-2010, the drop was much more precipitous for the two minority groups. [More]
Swedish population study helps answer lingering questions about hormone therapy safety

Swedish population study helps answer lingering questions about hormone therapy safety

A Swedish population study is helping answer lingering questions about hormone therapy safety. Published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society, the study shows that estrogen-only therapy carries a lower risk of blood clots than combined estrogen-progestogen therapy, but there is no significantly increased risk of clots with combination therapy when the estrogen is transdermal, and vaginal estrogen doesn't raise the risk at all. [More]
Researchers explore role of social media in promoting mental health, wellbeing in children

Researchers explore role of social media in promoting mental health, wellbeing in children

University of Leicester researchers to identify the benefits and challenges of promoting mental health through social media [More]
Highly educated women with BMI at increased risk of depression

Highly educated women with BMI at increased risk of depression

Even with higher education, women with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-34.9 (obese I) have double the risk of depression compared with women of normal weight and same educational attainment, according to a new study conducted by a sociologist at Rice University. [More]
Austerity measures increase mortality rates in elderly pensioners

Austerity measures increase mortality rates in elderly pensioners

Rising mortality rates among pensioners aged 85 and over are linked to reductions in spending on income support for poorer pensioners, suggests new research published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. [More]
Living in poor neighborhoods puts young people at greatest risk for becoming obese in later life

Living in poor neighborhoods puts young people at greatest risk for becoming obese in later life

A new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows the length of time children and young adults live in poor neighborhoods is associated with obesity later in life. [More]
Physical therapy reduces urinary problems in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

Physical therapy reduces urinary problems in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

After menopause, women with osteoporosis struggle more with urinary incontinence than women with healthy bones do. But physical therapy that includes pelvic floor muscle training can produce dramatic improvements, shows a study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. [More]
Aggression influences new nerve cell production in the brain

Aggression influences new nerve cell production in the brain

A group of neurobiologists from Russia and the USA, including Dmitry Smagin, Tatyana Michurina, and Grigori Enikolopov from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, have proven experimentally that aggression has an influence on the production of new nerve cells in the brain. [More]
Parental debt may have adverse effects on socioemotional well-being of children

Parental debt may have adverse effects on socioemotional well-being of children

Certain types of debt that parents take on may have adverse effects on children's socioemotional well-being according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Dartmouth published by the journal Pediatrics. [More]
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