Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study by researchers from the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine shows.
It might sound like a riddle: What do you get when you combine one online contest, two patients, five dogs and 654 data scientists?
A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are falling despite the fact more US states are legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana use and the number of adults using the drug has increased.
A study shows which psychological characteristics of some new mothers may affect how they use Facebook to show off their baby.
As the 69th World Health Assembly discusses progress on the Global Vaccine Action Plan, a new data visualization platform, the Vaccine Information Epidemiology Window (VIEW-hub) from the International Vaccine Access Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, identifies shortfalls in vaccine introduction and coverage. VIEW-hub uses real-time data updates to monitor introduction and implementation of PCV, Hib and rotavirus vaccines, enabling strategy development for accelerating progress on global and country levels.
Too few adults taking antipsychotic medications are being screened for abnormalities in lipids, which include cholesterol and triglycerides, new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus finds. The biggest gap in screening is among adults age 40 and younger, the group for whom early detection and intervention has been shown to be effective when additional cardiovascular risk is present.
A new analysis of global data related to wildfire reveals major misconceptions about wildfire and its social and economic impacts. Prof. Stefan Doerr and Dr Cristina Santin from Swansea University's College of Science carried out detailed analysis of global and regional data on fire occurrence, severity and its impacts on society. They found that global area burned has seen an overall slight decline over past decades, despite some notable regional increases
Innovations in life sciences, engineering, and technology have enabled new products in numerous sectors such as innovative diagnostics, treatments for human and animal health, medical devices, advances in communication, e-learning, aviation, and 3-D printing. Yet transfer of scientific discovery and technology to innovation-in-society is onerous, and can take several decades to materialize.
Excessive internet use contributes to the development of school burnout. School burnout, in turn, may lead to excessive internet use or digital addiction.
For the study, data from 2856 US adults from the Third National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES III) was used. Individuals reported their diet over the past 24 hours and were categorized as consumers of artificial sweeteners (aspartame or saccharin), or high or low consumers of natural sugars (sugar or fructose). Diabetes risk was measured as the ability to manage blood sugars using an oral glucose tolerance test.