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.
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.
U.S. Democratic lawmakers have accused manufacturers of e-cigarettes of targeting youths at music festivals. The accusations come following the release of a report, "Gateway to Addiction," a survey of e-cigarette marketing submitted to Congress by several dems. Surveying nine e-cig makers, the study found that six had sponsored or provided free samples at 348 events in the last two years.
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.
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 . . ."
Autism in children may be linked to obesity in the father, according to a new study from researchers at the Norwegian Institute for Public Health. For the study the researchers examined records collected as part of the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study including data from over 90,000 children at 3, 5, and 7 years.
Men who live alone may have a higher risk of death from melanoma skin cancer compared to men who live with a partner, according to research conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, surveyed data on over 27,000 people in Sweden who were diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer between 1990 and 2007.
Some adults who were vaccinated against measles as a child may no longer be immune to the illness, according to a new report from researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The news comes amidst a rising measles outbreak across Canada impacting residents of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Statins may provide some relief for erectile dysfunction in older men, according to a new study from researchers at the Cardiovascular Institute at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. For the study the researchers examined data collected in 11 different trials of statins, finding that the common cholesterol drug frequently improved the sexual status of older men.
Those who are married may be at a lesser risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research conducted at the NYU Langone Medical Center. The study, recently presented at the session of the American College of Cardiology, analyzed data on more than 3.5 million men and women from 20,000 U.S. heath centers. Researchers note that married people had a 5% decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Infections incurred during hospital stays are on the decline, according to research conducted by the CDC. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, surveyed data on 11,282 patients from May 2011 to September 2011. The CDC estimates that in 2011 there were about 722,000 hospital infections, a lower number than previous year, which posted about 1.7 million.
Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to research conducted at the University of Queensland. The study, published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, surveyed data from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study to examine the global burden of LBP. The team found that, compared to 291 other conditions, LBP caused more disability than any other health problem.
Drunk driving deaths are often not reported in the U.S., according to research conducted at the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The study, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, surveyed data from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System.
E-cigarettes may not be an effective method for quitting smoking, according to research conducted at the University of California. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, looked at self reported data from 88 e-cig smokers. Despite the small sample size, researchers reported that use of e-cigarette did not coincide with a program of successful smoking cessation.
Those exposed to air pollution caused by the 9/11 attacks may be at an increased risk for stress disorders, according to a new study from researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. For the study the researchers examined 800 participants between January 2011 to September 2013 looking specifically at their varying levels of exposure to air pollution.