Health care workers holding an associate's degree currently make up the majority in the U.S. and that number is expected to climb, according to research conducted at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. The study notes that associate holding health care workers make up more than half of the health care workforce, a number that has risen 46 percent since 2000.
American males who join the armed forces are more likely to have suffered some trauma as children compared to those American males who do not serve their country, according to research conducted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, surveyed data on over 60,000 men and women who were interviewed with the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Increases in life expectancy amongst older Americans may be slowing down, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For the study the researchers reviewed health from 1.4 million Medicare recipients dating back to 2008. "Living with multiple chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease and heart failure is now the norm . . ."
Overall HIV diagnoses have gone down in the U.S. for all demographics except for gay males, according to a new study from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new data was released as part of a report on AIDs from the CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. The report focused on data collected on U.S. citizens aged 13 and older between 2002 and 2011.
Gays and lesbians are more likely to face health risks from poor health choices like smoking and binge drinking, according to research conducted at the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. The study surveyed data on nearly 35,00 adults in the National Health Interview Survey. "Nearly 60% of bisexual and gay male youths in 1 study were currently using substances . . ."
Bicycling does not cause infertility, according to research conducted at University College London. The study, published in the Journal of Men's Health, surveyed data on 5,000 cyclists, who rode their bikes more than 8.5 hours per week. The team found that improvements in bicycle seats have rendered concerns over infertility baseless.
Increases in climate temperature may lead to an increase in kidney stones, according to a new study from researchers at the Kidney Stone Center as well as the Hospital's Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) within the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). For the study the researchers linked weather patterns with fluctuations in kidney stone diagnoses between 2005 and 2011.
Weather is unlikely to make any impact on back pain, according to a new study from researchers at the George Institute for Global Health at the University of Sydney, Australia. The study refutes the long held myth that sudden changes in weather patterns and humidity may exacerbate chronic back pain. For the study the researchers surveyed 993 chronic back pain patients.
A new test may be able to accurately predict which teens are at risk to become binge drinkers, according to research conducted at the University of Vermont. The study, published in the journal Nature, predicted with 70 percent accuracy results for a group of 2,400 European teenagers followed for a five-year period (from the age of 14 to 19).
Testosterone supplements are unlikely to cause a spike in heart attack risk, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas. For the study the researchers reviewed health records from 25,000 older men charting any possible linkage between testosterone use and heart attack risk. They found no significant link between the supplement and cardiac risks.
The older generation of baby boomers is facing a shortage of nursing home care. A new study by the National Institute on Aging shows that rates of heart disease, lung disease, diabetes and high blood pressure rose among older Americans between 1998 and 2008, with 41 percent of older adults having suffered from three or more chronic conditions and 51 percent having suffered from one or two.
Many office workers in the U.S. may struggle to have an accurate view of their own persona in the work place, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University. For the study the researchers surveyed about 500 adults, all of whom work in offices in the U.S. The researchers paired young professionals in groups for a mock negotiation and then followed with a survey.
Those who watch over three hours of TV per day may be more likely to die prematurely than those who watch less, according to research conducted at the University of Navarra. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, surveyed data on over 13,000 graduate Spanish students, who were tracked over a period of eight years.
The CDC has released a statement confirming that the all of the current cases of the mosquito borne Chikungunya have originated outside of the U.S. The virus creates a painful but seldom deadly illness that is already prevalent throughout Africa. As of the week of June 17, the CDC had confirmed 57 cases of the illness within the U.S.