Study Of 81,000 Adults Examines Mental Illness, Gun Violence And Suicide

Durham, N.C.–(Newswise)–People with serious mental illnesses who use guns to commit suicide are often legally eligible to purchase guns, despite having a past record of an involuntary mental health examination and brief hospitalization, according to a new Duke Health analysis. The study, released in the June issue of Health Affairs, looked at gun use, violent […]

Study: News Stories Often Wrongly Link Violence With Mental Illness

(Newswise)–Nearly four in 10 news stories about mental illness analyzed by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers connect mental illness with violent behavior toward others, even though less than five percent of violence in the United States is directly related to mental illness. The findings, published in the June issue of Health Affairs, […]

Study Suggests Kids With Food-Triggered Eczema Are At Risk For Developing Life-Threatening Food Allergy

(Newswise)–Elimination of the food that triggers atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is associated with increased risk of developing immediate reactions to that food, according to the results of a large-scale study recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Immediate reactions to the culprit food range from hives to life-threatening anaphylaxis. “Our findings suggest […]

Do You Have Depression? 8 Warning Signs

SAN DIEGO–Everyone has ups and downs. Feeling sad or having “the blues” from time to time is normal. However, if those feelings won’t go away, they could be a sign you have depression. May is Mental Health Month and is observed in the United States as a way to raise awareness, educate communities and reduce […]

Palomar Health Collecting Used Hearing Aids

ESCONDIDO–During the month of May, Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital are collecting used hearing aids to they can be reconditioned and given to people around the world with hearing loss. It’s part of a program called “So the World May Hear,” and it marks Better Speech and Hearing Month. This program recycles donated hearing […]

San Diego VA Medical Center Hosts Research Symposium

SAN DIEGO–San Diego VA Medical Center will host a Research Symposium May 20 at the VA Medical Center multipurpose Room in La Jolla. The event is in association with National VA Research Week and will feature two presentations on local research advances. “We want the community to know about the contributions we are making toward improving Veterans’ […]

Chips or Cookies? Toddlers With Sweet Tooth More Likely To Experience Weight Gain

ANN ARBOR, Mich. –(Newswise)–Some say there’s always room for dessert – but those who follow that motto young may be more likely to gain unhealthy weight, a new study suggests. Toddlers who reached for cookies over chips when their bellies were full had a higher risk of body fat increases, University of Michigan researchers report […]

Chronic Heavy Alcohol Consumption May Make It Harder To Quit Smoking

Buffalo, N.Y.–(Newswise)–For smokers who are addicted to alcohol, chronic alcohol abuse may increase the rate of nicotine metabolism and contribute to poor smoking cessation rates. When smokers stop drinking the nicotine metabolism rates decline significantly, according to a study conducted by an international research team led by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). The research was […]

Female Hormones May Make Women Less Susceptible To Kidney Failure Than Men

Washington, DC–(Newswise)– Female hormones may play a role in women’s decreased risk of developing kidney failure relative to men, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings may be helpful for future attempts at safeguarding women’s and men’s kidney health in sex-specific […]

Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains On The Rise

Newswise — DURHAM, N.C. – The alarming increase in U.S. childhood obesity rates that began nearly 30 years ago continues unabated, with the biggest increases in severe obesity, according to a study led by a Duke Clinical Research Institute scientist. “Despite some other recent reports, we found no indication of a decline in obesity prevalence […]