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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Substance Dependence: Negative Messages Less Effective

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Photo: Skull with cigarette [27/11/2012] What types of public messages will most likely deter drug and alcohol abuse or risky behavior? Negatively framed messages may not be an effective way to reach those most in need of persuasion, suggests a new study by researchers from Indiana University and Wayne State University. Substance Dependence: Negative Messages Less Effective - Read more

Obesity: Epidemic Threatens Health of All Social Groups

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Photo: Obese woman [16/11/2012] A new thesis shows that obesity is increasing across all social groups and that we need to look at factors other than socioeconomic status to understand and solve one of the major public health concerns of the Western world.Obesity: Epidemic Threatens Health of All Social Groups - Read more

Public Health: Superheroes Needed to Tackle Timebomb

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[10/10/2012] The research, an international collaboration from the Universities of Leeds, Alberta and Wisconsin, calls for government and policy makers to recognise the role that public health leaders can play in addressing these significant health challenges.Public Health: Superheroes Needed to Tackle Timebomb - Read more

Cirrhosis: High Rates of Disability and Health Care

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[12/01/2012] Older patients with cirrhosis have significant functional disability, require twice the amount of informal care giving, and contribute added strain on the health care system, according to University of Michigan research. Given the increase in obesity and aging of those with hepatitis C (HCV), researchers expect the prevalence of cirrhosis to climb among older Americans.Cirrhosis: High Rates of Disability and Health Care - Read more

Breast Cancer: Girls with Family History of Breast Disease Should Avoid Alcohol

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[21/11/2011] Adding to research linking alcohol to breast cancer risk, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that adolescent girls with a family history of breast disease — either cancer or the benign lesions that can become cancer – have a higher risk of developing benign breast disease as young women than other girls. Breast Cancer: Girls with Family History of Breast Disease Should Avoid Alcohol - Read more

Alcohol: People Born After World War II Are More Likely to Binge Drink

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[20/09/2011] Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health looked generational and gender differences in alcohol consumption, alcohol disorders, and mortality. Findings indicate that people born after World War II are more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol use disorders.Alcohol: People Born After World War II Are More Likely to Binge Drink - Read more

Abuse: Heredity Behind Subjective Effects of Alcohol

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[24/05/2011] Scientists have long known that people who have a close relative with alcohol problems themselves run an increased risk of starting to abuse alcohol. The reason for this has not been known, but a study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, provides part of the answer. The study shows that people who have a close relative who is an alcoholic react more positively to alcohol than other people.Abuse: Heredity Behind Subjective Effects of Alcohol - Read more

Antioxidant: Prevention of Alcohol-induced Liver Disease?

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[03/05/2011] An antioxidant may prevent damage to the liver caused by excessive alcohol, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The findings may point the way to treatments to reverse steatosis, or fatty deposits in the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and cancer.Antioxidant: Prevention of Alcohol-induced Liver Disease? - Read more

Fetuses: Why some children are harmed by mother's alcohol, but others aren't

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[01/04/2011] Exposure to alcohol in the womb doesn't affect all fetuses equally. Why does one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioural or learning problems - known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder - while another woman who also drinks has a child without these problems?Fetuses: Why some children are harmed by mother's alcohol, but others aren't - Read more

Alcohol Consumption: Helping to Stave Off Dementia

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[02/03/2011] Experts agree that long-term alcohol abuse is detrimental to memory function and can cause neuro-degenerative disease. However, according to a study, there is evidence that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may decrease the risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Alcohol Consumption: Helping to Stave Off Dementia - Read more