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  • June 21, 2017
    A new study finds that maintaining a strong ethnic identity and high levels of social support can help Latino adolescents in the United States cope with racism. On the other hand, outward expression of anger exacerbated the association between discrimination and adjustment problems.The 3-wave longitudinal study included 269 Mexican-origin adolescents from the Midwestern United States who completed questionnaires spaced approximately 4 months apart.“Our study findings have...
  • June 21, 2017
    In a study of 48 university students, intensive users of electronic devices reported more wrist/hand pain than non-intensive users.Intensive users also showed signs of effects on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel and the transverse carpal ligament, resulting in numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand.The findings indicate that caution may be warranted when using handheld electronic devices, in order to minimize the chance of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.“Our prior work identified...
  • June 21, 2017
    In a recent study, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who consumed fish ≥2 times/week had lower disease activity (swollen/tender joint counts along with other assessments) than those who ate fish never to <1/month. There was also a graded association, so that increasing servings of fish were linked with incrementally lower levels of disease activity.In the study of 176 patients, frequency of fish consumption was assessed by a food frequency questionnaire assessing usual diet in the past...
  • June 21, 2017
    Fathers are becoming more involved with raising children, but limited research has examined their association with childhood obesity. In a recent study, fathers’ increased involvement with child caregiving was linked with a decreased likelihood that their children would become obese from age 2 to 4.In the study, which used data from a survey conducted in a nationally representative sample of children in the United States, increases in fathers’ participation in...
  • June 21, 2017
    Factors such as low bone density and previous fractures are commonly used to predict an individual’s risk of experiencing a fracture over the next 10 years. A new analysis has found that a single bone density measurement and an assessment of fracture history in postmenopausal women can predict fracture risk over a much longer period, up to 25 years.The findings come from an analysis of data from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures that assessed bone mineral density and risk factors in 7,959...
  • June 21, 2017
    A new analysis indicates that the use of opioid pain medications in older US rheumatoid arthritis patients peaked in 2010 and is now declining slightly. By 2014, 41% of rheumatoid arthritis patients were regular opioid users.In the analysis of 2006-2014 Medicare data on 70,929 rheumatoid arthritis patients, the most commonly received opioids were hydrocodone and propoxyphene. Regular opioid use increased slowly, peaked in 2010 and decreased following withdrawal of propoxyphene. Hydrocodone and...
  • June 21, 2017
    Researchers have found that patients with acute heart failure and diabetes, compared with those without diabetes, have distinct markers related to inflammation, cardiovascular function, and kidney health.Dr. Adriaan Voors, senior author of the European Journal of Heart Failure study, noted that the findings suggest that there may be certain disease-related processes present in patients with diabetes and acute heart failure that are different from those in patients with acute heart failure...
  • June 21, 2017
    When individuals visit the emergency department after falling, they may receive a diagnosis reflecting the injury sustained— such as fractures, contusions, etc.—without mention of how the injury came about. A new study found that classifying emergency department visits based not only on diagnosis codes but also chief complaint can help to identify falls.The study included 23,880 visits of older adults to an academic medical center’s emergency department between 2013 and 2015.The...
  • June 21, 2017
    A small rodent called the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is a European Protected Species and is monitored by volunteers at sites in England and Wales for the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme. A recent analysis of data from 400 UK sites between 1993 and 2014 found a 72% decline in dormice over this period, which amounts to an annual rate of decline of 5.8%. The decline is ongoing and could mean that dormice are endangered in the UK, though the species is a top priority for...
  • June 21, 2017
    Refugee and undocumented immigrant women may experience unique and ongoing stress following migration, in addition to the pre- and post-migration traumatic events all immigrants may experience. A new study explores ways in which refugee and immigrants develop resilience to cope with these experiences. Many of the women rely on both external strategies, such as reliance on government supports (if eligible), and internal strategies, such as their faith and their positive beliefs about...