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Exploring ways to reduce child deaths in low-income countries

In Mozambique, the probability of dying in the first month after hospital discharge is high, particularly for babies under three months of age, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal). The study also shows that an algorithm based on a series of simple clinical parameters can identify those children

How humour can reduce workplace stress

Research from ANU has found a bit of humour at work can help employees deal with workplace aggression and stressful situations. Lead researcher Dr. David Cheng of the ANU College of Business and Economics said workplace aggression and bullying is a widespread problem which impacts the mental health of victims and the ramifications can be

Research trial aims to reduce major cause of birth disabilities

Researchers are beginning recruitment in a trial to see if changing pregnant women’s hygiene habits could reduce the risks of a major cause of childhood disabilities. Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is the most common congenital infection in the UK, affecting around 1000 babies every year. If babies are infected while in the womb it can result

Scientists discover a way to reduce sugar content in cakes by 40%

Scientists discover a way to reduce sugar content in cakes by 40% Sweet solution! Scientists discover a way to reduce sugar content in cakes by 40% – without affecting the taste as confectioners plan to alter recipes Experts at Israeli food technology firm DouxMatok were behind the discovery Confectioners have hinted they will alter recipes

Naltrexone helps HIV positive individuals reduce heavy alcohol use

Extended-release naltrexone—an injection that decreases heavy drinking in the general population when taken in conjunction with counseling—appears to help HIV-positive individuals reduce their number of heavy drinking days too, say Yale researchers. This study was published online on Aug. 2 in AIDS and Behavior. “While we know that patients with heavy alcohol use are less

Stronger alcohol policies help reduce alcohol-related crash deaths in US

Stronger alcohol policies, including those targeting both excessive drinking and driving while impaired by alcohol, reduce the likelihood of alcohol-related motor vehicle crash deaths, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center and Boston University. The findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine and based on national data, demonstrate that policies involving alcohol consumption and

Resistance exercise may reduce depressive symptoms in adults

(HealthDay)—Resistance exercise training (RET) is associated with reduced depressive symptoms among adults, according to a meta-analysis published online May 9 in JAMA Psychiatry. Brett R. Gordon, from the University of Limerick in Ireland, and colleagues examined the correlation of efficacy of RET with depressive symptoms using data from 33 randomized clinical trials involving 1,877 participants.

Survey: Medical marijuana could reduce opioid use in older adults

A questionnaire of older men and women suffering from chronic pain who were given medical marijuana found that the drug significantly reduced pain and their need for opioid painkillers, Northwell Health researchers report. The results of the study, “Older Adults’ Use of Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain: A Multisite Community-Based Survey,” are scheduled to be