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Pre-pregnancy risk drinking predicts toddler behavior problems

Pre-pregnancy risk drinking predicts toddler behavior problems

Risk drinking before pregnancy can increase the risk of the development behavioural problems in toddlers. This comes from a new study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). Continue reading

Food safety social media guide developed by researchers

Food safety social media guide developed by researchers

To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety. “In a crisis context, the framework can be used by health officials, businesses or trade organizations affected by foodborne illness to help them reach key audiences with information that could be used to reduce the risk of foodborne illness,” says Dr Continue reading

Students cope well with healthier snacks

Students cope well with healthier snacks

Students do not mind buying healthier snacks from vending machines, according to research published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health . The findings could have implications for campus health initiatives as well as vendor profits. The common stereotype of the busy student is of someone who will grab a junk food snack between lectures and rarely chooses a decent, hot meal over a chance to share a beer or two with fellow students. Continue reading

S Leone declares Ebola emergency

S Leone declares Ebola emergency

unable to retrieve full-text contentSierra Leone’s president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined. Continue reading

Missing sleep may hurt your memory

Missing sleep may hurt your memory

Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine. The study, published online in the journal Psychological Science , found participants deprived of a night’s sleep were more likely to flub the details of a simulated burglary they were shown in a series of images Continue reading

Missing sleep may hurt your memory

Missing sleep may hurt your memory

Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine. The study, published online in the journal Psychological Science , found participants deprived of a night’s sleep were more likely to flub the details of a simulated burglary they were shown in a series of images Continue reading

Gaps in efforts to enforce alcohol laws identified by national study of colleges

Gaps in efforts to enforce alcohol laws identified by national study of colleges

College students, when compared to their age-matched peers who are not in college, report higher rates of previous 30-day drinking as well as binge drinking. Not surprisingly, this can lead to academic problems, high-risk sexual behavior, sexual assaults, violence and aggression, serious injuries, driving while intoxicated, and traffic fatalities. A new study of campus law enforcement and security describes how they respond to alcohol-related incidents, how consequences and communication may differ based on characteristics of the incident, and identifies gaps in efforts to enforce alcohol laws, including the minimum legal drinking age. Continue reading

Older adults who walk out of necessity are at highest risk for outdoor falls

Older adults who walk out of necessity are at highest risk for outdoor falls

Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a study from UMass Medical School. “Older adults have two times the risk of falling while walking out of necessity than walking for recreation, and four times greater risk of injury from a fall on a sidewalk than in a recreational area,” said Wenjun Li, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Health at UMMS and lead author of the study “Utilitarian Walking, Neighborhood Environment, and Risk of Outdoor Falls” published in the July 17 issue of the American Journal of Public Health Continue reading

Mediterranean diet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races, study shows

Mediterranean diet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races, study shows

While the Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, its impact on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology . The team of researchers, including Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU Prof. Danit R Continue reading

Mediterranean diet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races, study shows

Mediterranean diet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races, study shows

While the Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, its impact on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology . The team of researchers, including Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU Prof. Danit R Continue reading