January 21, 2015

The Connection between PTSD, Food and Women

The Connection between PTSD, Food and Women According to researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health at the Columbia and Harvard Schools of Public Health, women with post-traumatic stress disorder are nearly twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with women who do not have PTSD. The longitudinal cohort study provides the […]

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January 13, 2015

The Neurological Differences in Men and Women Smokers

The Neurological Differences in Men and Women Smokers Yale researchers have pinpointed a different brain response between male and female smokers by analyzing dynamic brain scans. This study marks the first time that PET (positron emission tomography) scans were used to create “movies” of how smoking affects dopamine, the neurotransmitter that triggers feelings of pleasure […]

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April 30, 2014

Prescription Drug Use During Pregnancy

Prescription Drug Use During Pregnancy Large numbers of pregnant women are being prescribed opioid drugs despite the possible risk to the developing fetus. This is an alarming trend that several recent studies have brought to light. Published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers found that Medicaid covers 45 percent of all births in the […]

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May 9, 2013

Drinking Alcohol Tied to Unhealthy Food Choices

In a joint study between the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), the results concluded that people overall eat more unhealthy foods on the days that they drink alcohol. Food choices changed on the days that people drank… and changed […]

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May 1, 2013

Military Children More Likely to Engage in Drug Abuse and Binge Drinking

While most studies focus on the effects of deployment on military personnel, a study on the children of deployed military personnel has shown the increased risk of binge drinking and drug abuse when a parent is deployed. “Stephan Arndt, professor of psychiatry in biostatistics, and colleagues analyzed data of more than 58,000 Iowa students in […]

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April 17, 2013

Alcohol Is World’s Third Leading Cause of Death

Last week, The Examiner reported on the results of a large global study by Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on heavy alcohol intake and alcoholism. The findings were disconcerting, to say the least. The study’s findings, which will be published in the journal Addiction, show that “…alcohol is now the third out of 67 […]

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March 14, 2013

Alcoholism in Women Linked to SIDS

Last week, The Examiner reported on a new study which will soon be published in The Journal of Pediatrics. It shows a strong link between mothers with alcoholism and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Prior to this study, research on SIDS has focused mainly on other risk factors, such as putting a baby to sleep […]

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March 1, 2013

Women Under Pressure Turn To Prescription Medication

Drugrehab.us recently reported on the downside of what many people are calling “superwomen syndrome.” This term refers to the pressure women today feel to “do-it-all.” From raising children, to excelling at work, to keeping up a fit physique, women are bombarded on all sides by the pressure to be perfect. Of course the images that […]

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February 19, 2013

Binge Drinking in Teens

In a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to bring awareness to the prevalence of binge drinking in teenage girls. That binge drinking is a problem at high schools across the nation is perhaps not shocking, but the fact that girls are engaging in this dangerous activity as much as, or […]

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