Pediatrics

High rate of sex before age 13 among boys from metropolitan areas

Using information from two national surveys, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Guttmacher Institute have found that in some metropolitan areas, more than a quarter of young, African American men reported having ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

When dads play favorites, the kids know

(Medical Xpress)—Sibling Baby Boomers are likely to be more bothered by their fathers' favoring one over another than by their mothers' doing so, reports a new Purdue University study.

Medications

Increase seen in opioid-, synthetic opioid-involved OD deaths

(HealthDay)—From 2015 to 2017, there were increases in opioid-involved and synthetic opioid-involved overdose drug rates in nearly all racial/ethnic groups, according to research published in the Nov. 1 issue of the U.S. ...

Health

Heavy drinkers consuming more than half of all alcohol

La Trobe University researchers have found the heaviest drinking 10 per cent of Australians drink over half the alcohol consumed in Australia, downing an average of six standard drinks per day.

Health

Becoming active in middle age still offers health benefits

(HealthDay)—Becoming physically active in middle age may provide comparable health benefits to long-term participation in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), according to a study published online March 8 in JAMA Network ...

Health

Wait times have improved in VA health care system

(HealthDay)—From 2014 to 2017, there were improvements in wait times in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, resulting in reduced wait times versus the private sector (PS) in 2017, according to a ...

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