Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can stay with us for life. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy explains how these events can be tied up with adult smoking patterns, especially for women, and suggests that treatment and strategies to stop smoking need to take into account the […]
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Heavier female babies are more likely to develop diabetes and related metabolic risks when they grow up compared with their male counterparts, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
A new study that looks at weight change over decades finds that the obesity epidemic in teens and young adults has its roots in the late 1990s and early 2000s when body weights began to rise. But not everyone was affected equally. “Females are at greater risk than males, and black females are at greatest […]
By most people, double-jointedness is seen as a common, harmless condition. But Vincent Martin, MD, UC Health physician and headache expert, says extreme double-jointedness could be the precursor and cause of excruciating migraines and other problems. A recently published study by Martin and colleagues, including Brad Tinkle, MD, PhD, from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, […]
When girls with symptoms of autism or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) seek professional medical help, their problems are often played down or misinterpreted, and there is a real risk that they will not get the help or support they need. As such, more training is needed in this area, particularly in the public sector, […]
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions have found that exposure to lead in childhood may delay the onset of puberty in young girls, with higher doses increasing the chance for later maturation. Their findings appear in Environmental Health Perspectives, published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Girls in homes without a biological father are more likely to hit puberty at an earlier age, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health. The findings, to be published Sept. 17 in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that the absence of a biologically […]
The world’s first ever analysis of data from a full scale clinical trial in adults shows that training Health Visitors to assess and psychologically support mothers after childbirth can prevent the development of depression over the following year. But the substantial reduction in the number of NHS health visitors was identified by researchers as a […]