News tagged with risky behaviors

USPSTF: Evidence lacking for drug use interventions

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has found that there is currently insufficient evidence to recommend primary care interventions to prevent or reduce illicit drug use or nonmedical ...

Mar 11, 2014
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Child abuse rises with income inequality, study shows

As the Great Recession deepened and income inequality became more pronounced, county-by-county rates of child maltreatment – from sexual, physical and emotional abuse to traumatic brain injuries and death – worsened, ...

Feb 11, 2014
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When healthy habits become risky business

"When people take precautionary measures, their behavior often changes as a result," said Ravi Sundaram, an associate professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Study identifies risk factors for non-fatal overdoses

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have identified that injection frequency and taking anti-retroviral therapy for HIV are risk factors for nonfatal drug overdoses ...

Jan 08, 2014
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Book debuts brain models of risky decision-making

Risky choices – about sex, drugs and drinking, as well as diet, exercise, money and health care – pervade our lives and can have dire consequences. Now, a new book aims to help us understand the neural ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Studying dating abuse in the Internet age

Non-physical abuse by a dating partner such as threats, controlling behavior and harassing text messages can have a serious effect on a teenager's health and well-being, finds new research led by a Michigan ...

Sep 16, 2013
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