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Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery

Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the healing process. Yet the current opioid crisis has made the standard prescribing practices for these highly effective analgesics fraught with risk. New research from Michigan […]

Pet Care

New York City Moves Toward More Humane Food Sourcing

On Wednesday, August 14, legislation to implement the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) was introduced in the New York City Council. This food-procurement tool, which the ASPCA actively supports in cities across the country as part of our broader Shop With Your Heart program, helps school systems, municipalities and other public entities source food that […]

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If parents work long hours, children are rather thick

If mothers and fathers often work long, your children are at a higher risk to be in the pre-school age overweight or obese. A recent study by the science centre Berlin for social research, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health shows. The current study shows that children of mothers who work 35 […]

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Cigarette smoke makes MRSA more resistant to antibiotics

Cigarette smoke makes MRSA more resistant to antibiotics ‘because the chemicals cause the superbug to mutate quicker’ Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is already resistant to several drugs Scientists exposed six different MRSA strains in the lab to tobacco smoke The research team warned smoke may also cause resistance to other antibiotics  Cigarette smoke may make MRSA […]

Kids Health

Girls who are more physically active in childhood may have better lung function in adolescence

Physical activity has many well-known health benefits, but its association with lung function in childhood and adolescence is not well understood. A new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by “la Caixa,” has for the first time demonstrated an association between regular physical activity during childhood and higher lung-function […]

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Men with high testosterone are much more likely to CHEAT

Men with high testosterone are more likely to CHEAT: Experts find increased rates of infidelity among those with the greatest levels of the hormone The scientists at Zurich University surveyed 224 healthy middle-aged men  The participants had all been in steady relationships for 20 years or more Those with lower levels were less inclined to […]

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It will take a lot more than free menstrual pads to end period poverty

All of those who menstruate, wherever they live, experience challenges when managing their period. These might include a lack of products, toilets or disposal facilities, enduring pain, being bullied or being restricted from activities and locations. In high income countries these challenges are often referred to as “period poverty” and in low-middle income countries as […]