Phthalate exposure may increase diabetes risk in women

Journal Reference: Mia Q Peng, Carrie A Karvonen-Gutierrez, William H Herman, Bhramar Mukherjee, Sung Kyun Park. Phthalates and Incident Diabetes in Midlife Women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2023; DOI: 10.1210/clinem/dgad033 Phthalates are chemicals widely used in plastics such as personal care products, children’s … Read more

Do sleep medications increase your chances of dementia?

Journal Reference: Yue Leng, Katie L. Stone, Kristine Yaffe. Race Differences in the Association Between Sleep Medication Use and Risk of Dementia. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2023; 91 (3): 1133 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-221006 It follows previous work that shows Blacks have a higher likelihood than whites of developing Alzheimer’s, the most common type of dementia, and … Read more

Social isolation, loneliness increase risk for heart failure

Journal Reference: Yannis Yan Liang, Yilin Chen, Hongliang Feng, Xiangxin Liu, Qi-Yong H. Ai, Huachen Xue, Xinyue Shu, Foqian Weng, Zhixuan He, Jiacheng Ma, Huan Ma, Sizhi Ai, Qingshan Geng, Jihui Zhang. Association of Social Isolation and Loneliness With Incident Heart Failure in a Population-Based Cohort Study. JACC: Heart Failure, 2023; DOI: 10.1016/j.jchf.2022.11.028 Social disconnection can be classified … Read more

55 Best Movie Songs That Increase The Quality Of The Movies

55 Best Movie Songs That Increase The Quality Of The

Motion pictures and songs seem to create a combination similar to peanut butter and jelly — one highlighting the other. Some of the best movie songs are found in some of the greatest motion pictures. However, mixing the two is an elaborate process, requiring a lot of creative ingenuity. Some of the best movie songs … Read more

Good sleep can increase women’s work ambitions

Journal Reference: Leah D. Sheppard, Teng Iat Loi, Julie A. Kmec. Too Tired to Lean In? Sleep Quality Impacts Women’s Daily Intentions to Pursue Workplace Status. Sex Roles, 2022; DOI: 10.1007/s11199-022-01321-1 The researchers discovered this finding in a two-week-long survey study of 135 workers in the U.S. Each day the participants first noted how well … Read more

Does traffic-related air pollution increase risk of dementia?

Journal Reference: Ehsan Abolhasani, Vladimir Hachinski, Nargess Ghazaleh, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh, Naghmeh Mokhber, Janet Martin. Air Pollution and Incidence of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Neurology, 2022; 10.1212/WNL.0000000000201419 DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000201419 “As people continue to live longer, conditions like dementia are becoming more common, so detecting and understanding preventable risk factors is key to reducing … Read more

Do financial incentives increase adult vaccinations? A view of lessons learned

Journal Reference: Nina Schwalbe, Layth Hanbali, Marta C. Nunes, Susanna Lehtimaki. Use of financial incentives to increase adult vaccination coverage: A narrative review of lessons learned from COVID-19 and other adult vaccination efforts. Vaccine: X, 2022; 12: 100225 DOI: 10.1016/j.jvacx.2022.100225 Incentives aimed at individuals to encourage them to get vaccinated have included direct cash transfers, … Read more

Schizophrenia may increase dementia risk by 2.5 times

Journal Reference: Sara El Miniawi, Vasiliki Orgeta, Jean Stafford. Non-affective psychotic disorders and risk of dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, 2022; 1 DOI: 10.1017/S0033291722002781 The new systematic review and meta-analysis, published in Psychological Medicine, found that psychotic disorders may have a stronger link with dementia than other mental health disorders like depression … Read more

COVID-19 associated with increase in new diagnoses of type 1 diabetes in youth, by as much as 72 p.c, study finds

Journal Reference: Ellen K. Kendall, Veronica R. Olaker, David C. Kaelber, Rong Xu, Pamela B. Davis. Association of SARS-CoV-2 Infection With New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Among Pediatric Patients From 2020 to 2021. JAMA Network Open, 2022; 5 (9): e2233014 DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.33014 In a study published today in the journal JAMA Network Open, researchers at the … Read more

New study reveals breakthrough infections increase immunity to COVID-19

Journal Reference: Marcel E. Curlin, Timothy A. Bates, Gaelen Guzman, Devin Schoen, Savannah K. McBride, Samuel D. Carpenter, Fikadu G. Tafesse. Omicron neutralizing antibody response following booster vaccination compared with breakthrough infection. Med, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.medj.2022.09.001 The study, published Wednesday in the journal Med, is the latest in a series of OHSU discoveries using blood … Read more