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Cosmetic complaints climb but products still on market
CHICAGO --- Many cosmetic products entice consumers with active ingredients that will plump, lengthen and boost. But the cost, depending on the product, may be serious injury or worse, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The study reports consumer complaints more than doubled for cosmetic products from 2015 to 2016, with hair care products being the biggest offender. But consumers remain at risk because the industry receives little regulatory s ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Regulating the indirect land use carbon emissions imposes high hidden costs on...
Farmers earn more profits when there is demand for corn for biofuel instead of for food only. This can lead some to convert grasslands and forests to cropland. This conversion, also called indirect land use change, can have large-scale environmental consequences, including releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere. To penalize the carbon emissions from this so-called indirect land use change, the USEPA and California Air Resources Board include an indire ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Expanded Medicaid helped people do better at their jobs or seek work, and impr...
NEW ORLEANS - Most low-income Michigan residents who signed up for the state s expanded Medicaid program say their new health insurance helped them do a better job at work, or made it easier for them to seek a new or better job, in the first year after they enrolled, according to a new study. That s on top of the positive health effects that many said their new coverage brought them, University of Michigan researchers report at the annual research meeting ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Amber warning for the UK's access to new medicines post Brexit
In an editorial to be published on Tuesday 27th June 2017 in the journal ecancermedicalscience , Anthony Hatswell of BresMed an independent health economics consultancy and University College London, explores the consequences of a British exit from the European Medicines Agency EMA as a result of Brexit, and what this will mean for pharmaceutical regulation and future access to medicines for UK citizens. The EMA is a decentralised agency of the European Un ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Study highlights need for education and training to help human trafficking vic...
Healthcare professionals are in a unique position to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking. Nearly 88 percent of them seek medical treatment during captivity, and of those, 68 percent of them are seen in the emergency department ED . Unfortunately, many victims slip through the cracks and remain hidden. A study released today June 26, 2017 at 12 01 a.m. in the Emergency Nurses Association s Journal of Emergency Nursing aims to help emergency nur ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Twitter-monitoring system detects riots far quicker than police reports
Social media can be an invaluable source of information for police when managing major disruptive events, new research from Cardiff University has shown. An analysis of data taken from the London riots in 2011 showed that computer systems could automatically scan through Twitter and detect serious incidents, such as shops being broken in to and cars being set alight, before they were reported to the Metropolitan Police Service. The computer system could al ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
U study finds recognition technology a step closer to use in courtroom
In most crime scenes, there is some information that is known only by investigators and the actual perpetrator. Only the kidnapper knows what the abandoned shed where they kept a victim looks like, and only the true thief will know which house was burglarized. When confronted by investigators about this type of information, suspects uniformly answer I ve never seen that before. Soon, however, neuroscience technology may be able to help the legal system dif ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
ACP expresses 'strongest opposition' to Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017
The American College of Physicians ACP expresses our strongest possible opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act BCRA of 2017, legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act ACA . In a letter we sent earlier today to the Senate, ACP explains that the BCRA does not meet -- or come close to meeting -- the criteria that ACP established that any reforms to current law should first, do no harm to patients. The BCRA would radically change how ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
Putting others first can cost lives in emergencies
Selfless heroism isn t the best strategy in life-and-death disaster situations involving groups of people, a new study from the University of Waterloo suggests. The study, which used computer modeling of a flooded subway station, found overall survival rates were substantially higher when strong people in a 30-member group reached safety themselves before trying to help weaker people. Foolhardiness is not a good strategy for rescuing, said Eishiro Higo, a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
Biofilms -- the eradication has begun
Montreal, June 22 2017 - Have you ever heard of biofilms They are slimy, glue-like membranes that are produced by microbes, like bacteria and fungi, in order to colonize surfaces. They can grow on animal and plant tissues, and even inside the human body on medical devices such as catheters, heart valves, or artificial hips. Biofilms protect microbes from the body s immune system and increase their resistance to antibiotics. They represent one of the bigges ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 23
Leicester academics argue sexualised drinks advertising undermines anti-rape c...
Environments which incite narratives of loss of control and hypersexuality compromise the ability to counter sexual offending, research suggests. The study, conducted by Dr Clare Gunby, from the University of Leicester s Department of Criminology, along with Anna Carline from Leicester Law School and Stuart Taylor of Liverpool John Moores University, looked into the effectiveness of anti-rape campaign messages in bars and clubs. The paper, Location, libati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Rates of marijuana use, heavy use, and cannabis use disorder depend on where y...
June 15, 2017 -- Adult marijuana use rose significantly in states that passed loosely regulated medical marijuana laws MMLs according to a new study by Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center. Highest increases were reported among adults ages 26 and over. Little change was found in past-month marijuana use among adolescents or young adults between the ages 18 and 25. The findings are published online in ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17