Is alcohol consumption more helpful than harmful? It depends on your age

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Studies of health effects of alcohol consumption may underestimate the risks of imbibing, particularly for younger people, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The research demonstrates that although cohort studies–the type of observational investigations typically used to study health benefits and risks–sometimes show benefits…

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Higher hospital readmission rates for cardiac patients in Northern vs. Southern Ontario: Importance

IMAGE: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI): cumulative incidence for all-cause death and readmission by Northern and Southern Ontario. view more  Credit: Canadian Journal of Cardiology Philadelphia, February 28, 2019 – Patients hospitalized with heart attacks, heart failure, atrial fibrillation or stroke in Northern Ontario, Canada, were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital and repeatedly hospitalized…

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Psychiatry: Case notes indicate impending seclusion

IMAGE: Notes could help to prevent seclusion: entrance to the ward where most of the secluded patients are treated. view more  Credit: Image: Psychiatric University Clinics Basel Using notes made by the attending healthcare professionals about psychiatric patients enables impending coercive measures to be predicted in advance – potentially even through automated text analysis. This was…

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India’s child nutrition program sees higher utilization, but fewer gains in high-burden states

February 28, New Delhi: Expansion and utilization of one of India’s largest government-run community-based nutrition programs increased significantly between 2006 and 2016, especially among historically disadvantaged castes and tribes. But, women with low education and the poorest households are relatively more excluded from accessing program benefits. Among states too, while overall utilization has improved, high…

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Visualizing the interconnections among climate risks

IMAGE: The causal links of the network flowchart are the same as those of the corresponding network map (Figure 1). view more  Credit: NIES Socio-economic activities in the present world have become increasingly interdependent because of rapid technological progress, urbanization, and globalization. Because of these interdependencies between human society and natural ecosystems, climate impacts on one…

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‘Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire,’ and Other Contentious Exchanges From Cohen’s Congressional Hearing

For those who have closely followed every twist and turn of the investigations of President Donald J. Trump, there were new developments during Michael D. Cohen’s congressional hearing on Wednesday in front of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. But for many watching, the standout moments came in the fiery, and occasionally puerile, exchanges between…

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I Doozy: Taylor Swift Surprises a Couple. Again.

Image While Alexander Goldschmidt and Ross Girard were celebrating their engagement, they got a special surprise visit from Taylor Swift who performed.CreditLeigh Gaston The wave of attention that accompanied Taylor Swift’s surprise performance at the Los Angeles engagement party of Alexander Goldschmidt and Ross Girard on Feb. 23 was nothing Mr. Goldschmidt didn’t see coming.…

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