The availability of free birth control may not lead directly to increases in risky sexual behavior, according to a new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. For the study the researchers reviewed health records from 9,256 women who were at a high risk for accidental pregnancy that took part in the Contraceptive CHOICE Project in that city.
Women with higher levels of vitamin D consumption may be at less of a risk for breast cancer, according to research conducted at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the journal Anticancer Research, surveyed the vitamin D levels of a group of 4,443 breast cancer patients involved in five separate studies.
Hangover symptoms like nausea and headaches are not enough to put off drinkers from drinking off the sickness, according to research conducted at the University of Missouri. The study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, surveyed 386 young adults in the U.S. The subjects kept drinking journals.
Los Angeles has officially declared a ban on e-cigarette use in public parks, restaurants, workplaces, markets and other public places. In an official statement on the decision Councilmen Mitch O'Farrell and Paul Koretz explained they plan to push for strict regulation on the smoking alternative. "We all know these e-cigarettes are being marketed to kids as a way to get them to take up smoking."
Women who go to bars are more likely to be subjected to aggression than their male counterparts, according to research conducted at the University of Toronto. The study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, found that 90% of aggressive incidents involve men approaching "easy looking" women.
Some asthma medications may increase the risk of developing sleep apnea, according to research conducted at the Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The small scale study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, included 18 patients taking 1,760 micrograms a day of inhaled fluticasone (Flovent).
Women who are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke may be at an increased risk for a miscarriage, according to new data from researchers at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. For the study the researchers examined data from 80,000 women collected as part of the Women's Health Initiative study.
Children born via C-section may be at an increased risk of obesity later in life according to a new study by researchers at the Imperial College of London. For the study the researchers collected data from 38,000 people from 10 countries. They found that by the time children born via C-section reached adulthood they were 22 percent more likely to be obese.
Women who use acetaminophen during pregnancy may risk having children with symptoms similar to ADHD, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health. For the study the researchers reviewed health records collected from 64,000 children as part of the Danish National Birth Cohort study between 1996 and 2002.
A new blood test may help predict the presence of multiple sclerosis before any symptoms of the condition begin to show, according to researchers at the Technical University of Munich. For the study the researchers examined the blood of 16 blood donors who later developed MS. This blood was compared with 16 blood samples from a control group who did not develop the condition.
The yellow dyes found in many household products including clothing may be hazardous, according to a new study from researchers at Rutgers University. For the study the researchers focused specifically on a particular dye called PCB11. They found that the dye has been linked to irritations, cancer, birth defects and developmental problems and bad acne.
The flu is hitting young people this season in comparison to years past, according to research conducted by the CDC. The government agency reports that people between the ages of 18 and 64 represent 61% of all flu related hospitalizations during the current flu season. "It is back this year, and it is hitting younger people hard," said Tom Frieden.
Diagnosed cases of thyroid cancer have tripled since 1975, according to research conducted at Dartmouth University. The study, published in the JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, suggests that the rise is due to overdiagnosis. "The incidence of thyroid cancer is at epidemic proportions, but it doesn't look like an epidemic of disease, it looks like an epidemic of diagnosis."
More children in America have been born via in vitro fertilization than ever before, according to a new report from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. According to the report, IVF procedures hit an all-time high in 2012 with 165,172. More 61,000 babies were born of those procedures in that year, marking the highest number ever.
Women who undergo ovary removal procedures may be at an increased risk of bone density loss, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine. For the study the researchers examined 222 healthy postmenopausal women specifically monitoring their rate of bone density.