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Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

...es risk factors such as weight, smoking, exercise, alcohol use, marital status and education, the researchers found that housing conditions influenced the risk of developing diabetes, although there was no direct association with conditions in the neighborhoods immediately outside their homes. We found a s...

Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder

... Avoiding substances that disturb your sleep, like alcohol or caffeine. Not napping during the day. If you must snooze, limit the time to less than one hour and no later than 3 p.m. Stick to rituals that help you relax each night before bed. This can include such things as a warm bath, a light sn...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

... for diabetes including weight, smoking, exercise, alcohol use, marital status and education. But when the researchers adjusted for all of those factors, housing conditions still influenced diabetes risk. "So far we can't explain why that is," Schootman says. "It could potentially be related to lead. Lead ...

Hispanic drug use rises in US culture

...-oriented and have less tolerant views of drug and alcohol use, Akins said. Although acculturation and assim...o the U.S., their patterns of illegal drug use and alcohol abuse increase over time, Akins said. In states such as California, you have large Hispanic enclaves...

Stress may leave your mouth a mess

...al hygiene and may increase their use of nicotine, alcohol or drugs, explained Preston D. Miller, Jr., DDS, and President of the American Academy of Periodontology. Patients should seek healthy ways to relieve stress through exercise, balanced eating, plenty of sleep, and maintaining a positive mental attitu...

Brief motivational interviews work best long term for college students sent to alcohol counseling

Students who break university rules on alcohol and drug use in residence halls are often sent to ...dents who have violated university rules regarding alcohol and drug use in residence halls to attend three sessions at our Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Pr...

Obese girls less likely to attend college

...re more likely to consider committing suicide, use alcohol and marijuana and have negative self-images. The disconnect between obesity and college enrollment was more pronounced among non-whites and among girls whose parents did not graduate from college. Obese boys did not differ from their non-obese pe...

Early-morning Friday classes may prevent students from getting sloppy on 'thirsty Thursdays'

...sive drinking. The high prevalence of problematic alcohol use on college campuses across the United States is well known. A new study has found that alcohol consumption on thirsty Thursdays is influenced by the presence and timing of Friday class schedules....

Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence

... recovery during their first six to nine months of alcohol abstinence. Alcoholics frequently smoke. Anywher...al possible explanations for the concurrent use of alcohol and tobacco products, said Timothy C. Durazzo, assistant adjunct professor in the department of radi...

Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation

... mechanical ventilation, while those who developed alcohol withdrawal (3,967) appeared to need mechanical ven...geneous group of medical illnesses. So, excessive alcohol consumption not only causes serious adverse events such as alcohol intoxication and accidents, but a...

Shoulder tapping -- Young males are most willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth

Many underage youth obtain their alcohol through social sources. A new study examines sho...nderage person approaches a stranger outside of an alcohol establishment and asks this person to purchase alcohol for him or her. A high percentage of young ma...

New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome

...etary habits, chronicling their smoking, exercise, alcohol consumption, and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Their body mass index (BMI) was calculated from their height and weight, their waist circumference was measured, and they were screened for blood pressure as well as glucose, triglycerides, total...

Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens

...od sexual assault has been linked with depression, alcohol use and violence, making it a likely risk factor f...d different risk behaviors such as use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, unintentional injury and violence, sexual behaviors, dietary behaviors and physical...

VA tops private hospitals in infection-control study

...c before insertion, rather than povidone iodine or alcohol Replacing catheters as needed, rather than every 4 to 7 days Using antimicrobial catheters, but only if other precautions do not reduce infection rates Krein and colleagues completed a survey of 95 VA and 421 non...

Society for Prevention Research meeting May 30-June 1, Washington, D.C.

... will be launched in the fall of 2007 to determine alcohol and drug use by motorists. This is the first time the survey will take advantage of oral fluid analysis to collect information on drug use. Details of how the survey will be conducted will be explained at the SPR meeting. Drinking and driving is a m...

Leading prevention researchers meeting in Washington, D.C., May 30-June 1, 2007

... will be launched in the fall of 2007 to determine alcohol and drug use by motorists. This is the first time the survey will take advantage of oral fluid analysis to collect information on drug use. Details of how the survey will be conducted will be explained at the SPR meeting. Drinking and driving is ...

Access to alcohol among middle school children

...New research suggests that if parents want to keep alcohol away from their middle school children, the best p...rising to 5.6% at the end of the 8th grade) obtain alcohol from commercial venues. More than one-third of the alcohol consumed by these children came from the...

Dentists need more training in oral cancer detection

... "Some dentists incorrectly identified tobacco or alcohol as the least important risk factor, when in fact they are the two most important," he said. Two-thirds of the dentists had had oral cancer continuing education; however, 40 percent had trained more than two years prior to the survey. And training i...

Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day may help prevent gout

...or gout body mass index, history of hypertension, alcohol use, and a diet high in red meat and high-fat dairy foods among them on the association between coffee consumption and gout among the study participants. Most significantly, the data revealed that the risk for de...

Both alcohol and neighborhood characteristics can affect intimate partner violence

... the vast majority of research thus far on IPV and alcohol use has focused on men and male-to-female violence...tween drinking and violence suggests that, indeed, alcohol and intoxication have different effects on men versus women in terms of IPV." Cunradi plans to co...

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