Neuroscience

Bike-linked head injuries plummet for U.S. kids, but not adults

(HealthDay)—There's good news and bad on rates of head injuries among America's bike-riding public: Rates for these injuries have sharply declined among kids but barely budged among the growing number of adult bike riders.

Health

Do men really take longer to poo?

There's a common assumption men take longer than women to poo. People say so on Twitter, in memes, and elsewhere online. But is that right? What could explain it? And if some people are really taking longer, is that a problem?

Health

Low fitness linked to higher psoriasis risk later in life

In a major register-based study, scientists at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now demonstrated a connection between inferior physical fitness in young adults and elevated risk of the autoimmune disease psoriasis. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gender, age, education can predict use of pandemic precautions

Men, non-immigrants, younger adults and people living in rural areas are the Canadians most likely to resist COVID-19 safety measures such as mask wearing, handwashing, social distancing and avoiding crowds, according to ...

Addiction

Use of performance-enhancing substances tied to risk behaviors

(HealthDay)—Use of legal performance-enhancing substances (PES) in young adults is associated with an increased likelihood of future problematic alcohol use and drinking-related risk behaviors, according to a study published ...

Health

Women skip medications more in the US than other countries

For patients, especially those living with chronic conditions, nonadherence to prescription medicines due to cost is a common problem. By not filling prescriptions, skipping doses, delaying refills, or splitting pills, patients ...

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