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    Mother’s brain reward response to offspring reduced by substance addiction

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Maternal addiction and its effects on children is a major public health problem, often leading to high rates of child abuse, neglect and foster care placement. In a study published today in the journal Human Brain Mapping, researchers from Baylor Colle… [...]

    ACA reduced disparities in health care access, report shows

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped to close the gap in health care access between residents of poor and higher-income households, a new report by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers shows. [...]

    ACA reduced disparities in health care access, report shows

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped to close the gap in health care access between residents of poor and higher-income households, a new report by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers shows. [...]

    Health risk alarm over water rationing in Rome

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Plans to ration water in drought-hit Rome could have serious consequences for public health, Italy’s health minister warned Wednesday. [...]

    Involvement of prescription opioids in fatal car crashes climbs sevenfold

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The percentage of fatally injured drivers who tested positive for prescription opioids rose sevenfold from 1 percent in 1995 to over 7 percent in 2015, according to a new study at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The findings appe… [...]

    Involvement of prescription opioids in fatal car crashes climbs sevenfold

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The percentage of fatally injured drivers who tested positive for prescription opioids rose sevenfold from 1 percent in 1995 to over 7 percent in 2015, according to a new study at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The findings appe… [...]

    New global aging index gauges health and wellbeing of aging populations

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, with the support of The John A. Hartford Foundation, have developed a new barometer that estimates how countries are adapting to the dramatic increases in the number and proportion of older persons. The Index is composed of specific measures across five social and economic Indicators that reflect the status and wellbeing of older persons in a country and which can be followed over time and used to compare across nations. [...]

    Around 9 million Europeans are affected by chronic hepatitis B or C

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories An estimated 4.7 million Europeans are living with chronic hepatitis B and almost 4 million (3.9) with chronic hepatitis C infection. However, large numbers of them are not even aware of their infection as they have not yet been tested and diagnosed. O… [...]

    UA mobile app tracks Zika virus for summer travelers

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Just because Zika isn’t in the news as much lately, doesn’t mean the mosquito-borne infection no longer is a health threat. Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and public health officials continue to… [...]

    Diabetes can be tracked with our Google searches

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The emergence of Type 2 Diabetes could be more effectively monitored using our Google searches—helping public health officials keep track of the disease and halt its spread—according to research by the University of Warwick. [...]