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The effects of childhood bullying may persist into adult years, according to research conducted at King's College London. The study, published by Beat Bullying, surveyed data collected on 7,771 kids whose parents detailed exposure to bullying. Bullying happened to roughly 28% of the children surveyed and had a negative physical and cognitive effect on that percentage of kids.


Drowning deaths have decreased in the United States according to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new study conducted by the NCHS and published in the CDC's April edition of the NCHS Data Brief looked at the years 1999 through 2010. In all, more than 46,000 people died from unintentional drowning during that time.
ventilator-022014.jpg Sleep apnea may be linked to poor bone health, according to a new study which shows that people who suffer from the sleep disorder may be at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, shows that people with sleep apnea were 2.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with osteoporosis, especially women and older people. depression-090613.jpg Those who become dads young are at a greater risk of depression than those who wait until they're older, according to research conducted at Northwestern University. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that first time fathers (average age 25) were 68% more likely to struggle with the disorder. weight-041014.jpg Eating disorders, common in young men, are often overlooked by health care providers, according to research conducted at the University of Oxford. The study, published in the BMJ Open, found that gender bias may play a role in delayed diagnosis. "The culturally prevalent view that EDs largely affect teenage girls meant that many of these young men only recognized their behaviors . . ." More
AlzheimerAssociation-040611.jpg Women are nearly twice as susceptible to Alzheimer's disease in their 60's, according to new statistics from the Alzheimer's Association. A new study, published in the Annals of Neurology, found that a specific gene variant called ApoE4 substantially increases a woman's risk for Alzheimer's disease. Researchers analyzed the records of over 8,000 people who had been monitored over time. antidepressants-041114.jpg New research suggests that women taking antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding if they continue taking the medication. The research, which was presented at the 18th Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference in Perth, shows that the amount of antidepressants making its way into the child's system is so low that it is more beneficial for both mother and baby. Aspirin-072111.jpg Low doses of aspirin are safe for pregnant women suffering from preeclampsia, according to research conducted by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. The study recommends that pregnant women should take at most 81 milligrams of aspirin during the final week of the first trimester. Researchers add that women should consult their doctors before determining a medication regime. More

Blood Testing Could Help Diagnose Lung Cancer

A new blood test in the works that could reportedly test for various forms of lung cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. According to the researchers, a method of testing genetic materials for cancer indicators is nearing readiness for widespread use. "We set out to develop a method that overcomes two major hurdles . . ."

Free Drug Samples May Prove Costly Over Time

Free drug samples may be costly in the long run, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford. For the study the researchers worked with a team of dermatologists to see how free samples impact their prescribing practices. In 2010 they found that 18 percent of all prescriptions from the dermatologist group included a free sample of some drug.

Eating Beans Lowers Risk Of Heart Disease

Those who eat beans may be at a lesser risk of heart disease than those who do not, according to research conducted at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, noted that beans, peas or lentils can significantly reduce "bad cholesterol" and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Stress Hormone May Fuel Risk-Taking In Teen Drivers

Teens with low amounts of the stress hormone cortisol may be at higher risk for car accidents, according to research conducted at the University of Sherbrooke. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, notes that the brain induces the release of cortisol as part of its fight or flight response to various situations.
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